Sunday, January 22, 2012

7000 Main St Queenstown, MD

This is a listing I have and I wanted to share it with you because it has alot of history behind it. I thought it was very interesting and wanted to share it with you.

This home is located within the town limits of Queenstown and was constructed somewhere between 1870-1877 and was used as the town store; most likely as a general merchantile business. The store, referredto as the "Mitchell Store", was owned and operated by 2 brothers. They advertised the sale of "fertilizers, stoves,and pumps" . The building was occupied from 1897 until 1902 by Mary S. Sweeney, who operated a millinery shop. The building was converted into a residence in 1906, so the integrity of the material, design, workmanship and feeling has been compromised throught the modification and additions.

The house is a two story house that rests on a brick foundation with concrete block infill. The walls are clad with wood siding that is currently covered with aluminum siding. The roof is sheathed with metal and a pair of chimneys punctuate the roofline of the building.

A one story shed is attached to the rear of the building. All of this is located on a half acre and has it's own private lane off the main street.

Now the history of the town. Queenstown is one of the oldest, continously-occupied communities in Queen Anne's County. Established in 1707, Queenstown served as the first county seat. In 1762, the town contained a courthouse, a jail, and 5 or 6 dwellings.

During the 19th century, Queenstown served as a regional commercial center. The area's economy was dominated by agriculture and fishing. The town became an important shipping terminus for goods produced on the Eastern Shore. In fact, Queenstown also became a processing center for Chesapeake Bay oysters and agricultural products.

Most of the town was surrounded by property associated with the Bolingly estate until after the Civil war. In 1877, the town now contained about 36 buildings, including two churches, 13 commercial buildings, which includes the house listed above) 2 hotels, 1 school, and 13 residences.

In 1892, the town was incorporated and Queenstown became the terminus of the Queen Anne's County railroad, however, in 1902, the railroad shipping terminus was moved to Love Point. It was also about this time that the economy of Queenstown declined.

During the 20th century, Queenstown continued to serve as a commercial center for the surrounding area and as a destination for summer residents. Local businesses included a lumberyard, several canneries, and a dry goods store. The Queenstown Bank, established in 1899, provided financial services and occupied a prominent location in town.

In 1822, 20 acres associated with the Bolingly estate were sold at public auction. Residential construction occurred in the area between 1890 and 1930's. A second residential area opened for development in 1914, when another portion of the Bolingly estate was sold. Construction in this area continued until the 1950's.

Since the 1950's, Queenstown has become increasingly a residential community, thanks to the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Route 301. Located nearby is the Queenstown Harbor golf course and the large outlet mall.

So there you have it. The house located at 7000 Main St Queenstown Md is for sale at a suggested price of $102,500. For those who would like to renovate it to reinforce the town core historic character, I would have to say that there is a great deal of the house that needs to have major work done to it. For those who want a new home, feel free to tear down and start fresh. Since the home is located within town limits, I have town zoning and what they will allow to be built there. They will accept residential or commercial.

I'm Lisa Longest with Exit Gold Realty. I specialize in real estate in Stevensville Md and surrounding towns. feel free to contact me at 443-786-4200.

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