Walnut Grove, Wright Neck at Reid Creek, Centreville, Queen Anne's County, MD
Wright Neck at Reid Creek, Centreville vicinity, MD
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS MD-228
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1027).
Building/structure dates: 1682 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1929 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Significance: Built in 1682 for Solomon Wright, the Queen Anne's County tax collector, a surveyor, a commissioner, a judge, and a member of the Maryland Assembly, Walnut Grove survived virtually intact until 1929 when the walnut paneling and the shell cupboard of the great room were sold, though similar paneling at the chimney breast of the office remains. The winder stairway has been replaced with a straight run stairway, and a gambrel roofed wing was constructed to the south circa 1900. Shingles cover the log walls of the house, with its brick end laid in Flemish bond with regularly spaced glazed headers.
Burns, John A., Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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