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The Howard House Hotel

Ca 1840

 
 
The Howard House Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 16, 2015
1. The Howard House Hotel Marker
Inscription. Built by J. Shipley then twice auctioned. In 1879 sold to the Eckert's who served such popular food that the hotel was later enlarged. The public was allowed to take a shortcut through the hotel which led them to the upper street and court house. Eckert knew they'd be enticed by the delicious aromas to dine there! Later converted to apartments.
 
Erected 2015 by Historic Ellicott City, Inc.
 
Location. 39° 16.052′ N, 76° 47.874′ W. Marker is in Ellicott City, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Columbia Pike, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8202 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walker-Chandler House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Firehouse Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunflower Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Odd Fellows Lodge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore Regional Trail (about 300 feet away); Taylor's Row
The Howard House Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 16, 2015
2. The Howard House Hotel and Marker
The two buildings which constitute the Howard House are referred to as the "Old Building" and "The New Building." They are set into the north side of Main Street's steep granite slope so that the third floor on the south elevation becomes the ground floor on the north... - MSA statement of significance.

The marker is just to the right of the hotel entrance (on the right-hand building, obscured by the porch shadow).
(about 300 feet away); The Patapsco National Bank (about 400 feet away); Second Patapsco Bank Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
 
Also see . . .  Maryland State Archives Record for the Howard House Hotel. (Submitted on August 22, 2015.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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