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Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Murphy's Row

 
 
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By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
1. Murphy's Row Marker
Inscription. You are standing at the corner of "Murphy's Row." These ten row houses were built in 1888 by Charles James Murphy for laborers employed at his company, the Annapolis Glass Works.

The houses bear witness to Eastport's early years. The seventh house was the first post office in the new community, which Murphy named after his hometown in Eastport, Maine.

When the glass factory closed in 1902, Murphy's Row fell into disrepair. In the early 1980s, the properties were redeveloped and sold as private residences. They are Eastport's only remaining examply of the 19th century row-house style.

Text with upper left photo: These homes were built for the workers from the Annapolis Glass Factory, located just two blocks away.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
 
Location. 38° 58.394′ N, 76° 28.722′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of First Street and Jeremy's Way, on the right when traveling north on First Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eastport's Oldest House
Murphy's Row image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
2. Murphy's Row
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Glass Works (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fort at Horn Point (about 500 feet away); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (about 700 feet away); The Start of Something Big (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastport's Soul (approx. mile away); Visionaries of the 1960s (approx. mile away); Eastport's Old "Main Street" (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Back of Murphy's Row image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
3. Back of Murphy's Row
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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