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Herman Farm, House, North side of Showalter Road, East of I-81, Hagerstown, Washington County, MD



See 24 maps of this location


B&W Photos

HB610221
View North, South (front) Elevation

HB610222
View Northwest, South And East Elevations; Wash House To Right

HB610223
View West, East Elevation

HB610224
View Southwest, East And North Elevations; Barn To Right

HB610225
View South, North Elevation

HB610226
View Southeast, North And West Elevations

HB610227
View East, West Elevation

HB610228
View Northeast, West And South Elevations

HB610229
Detail Of South (front) Entrance

HB610230
Detail, Date Stone, South End, East Wall Foundation

HB610231
First Floor, Entrance/stair Hall, South View

HB610232
First Floor, Entrance/stair Hall, North View

HB610233
First Floor, Southwest Room, Southwest View

HB610234
First Floor, Southwest Room, Southeast View

HB610235
First Floor, Northwest Room Of Front Section, Northwest View

HB610236
First Floor, North Room (in Rear Extension), Northeast View

HB610237
First Floor, North Room (in Rear Extension), South View

HB610238
First Floor, North Room (in Rear Extension), Pantry In Rear

HB610239
Second Floor Stair Hall, Leading To Bathroom, South View

HB610240
Second Floor Stair Hall, Attic Stair, Northeast View

HB610241
Second Floor, Southeast Room (bathroom), Southeast View

HB610242
Second Floor, Southwest Room, Southwest View

HB610243
Second Floor, Southwest Room, Southeast View

HB610244
Second Floor, Northwest Room, Front Section, Northwest View

HB610245
Second Floor, Northwest Room, Front Section, Northeast View

HB610246
Second Floor, South Room Of North Extension, Northwest View

HB610247
Second Floor, North Room Of North Extension, Stair To Kitchen, Attic Stair And Upper Porch Door, Northeast View

HB610248
Attic, South View From North Extension, Showing Truss System

HB610249
Basement, South View From North Extension

HB610250
Basement, North View Of North Extension, Showing Fireplace In North End Basement Wall


Data Pages


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Item Title


Location
East of I-81, Hagerstown vicinity, MD

Find maps of Hagerstown, MD


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-993-A
Building/structure dates: 1860
Significance: Dated October 16, 1860, this farmhouse is an excellent documented example of a prosperous farmer's dwelling which has remained to the present with only minimal alterations. The major significance of the house lies in the excellent documentation that establishes its construction date, for whom it was built and a thorough description in an advertisement of its appearance at 28 years after construction when it was sold. The fact that the major architectural elements of the house have remained untouched enhance the house's value as an indicator of a prosperous farmer's life style and mind set. The general architectural character of the house is typical of the region's mid 19th century rural domestic buildings.

Subjects
Farmhouses


Related Names
Nye, Larry, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
2. VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS; WASH HOUSE TO RIGHT
3. VIEW WEST, EAST ELEVATION
4. VIEW SOUTHWEST, EAST AND NORTH ELEVATIONS; BARN TO RIGHT
5. VIEW SOUTH, NORTH ELEVATION
6. VIEW SOUTHEAST, NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS
7. VIEW EAST, WEST ELEVATION
8. VIEW NORTHEAST, WEST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS
9. DETAIL OF SOUTH (FRONT) ENTRANCE
10. DETAIL, DATE STONE, SOUTH END, EAST WALL FOUNDATION
11. FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE/STAIR HALL, SOUTH VIEW
12. FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE/STAIR HALL, NORTH VIEW
13. FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHWEST ROOM, SOUTHWEST VIEW
14. FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHWEST ROOM, SOUTHEAST VIEW
15. FIRST FLOOR, NORTHWEST ROOM OF FRONT SECTION, NORTHWEST VIEW
16. FIRST FLOOR, NORTH ROOM (IN REAR EXTENSION), NORTHEAST VIEW
17. FIRST FLOOR, NORTH ROOM (IN REAR EXTENSION), SOUTH VIEW
18. FIRST FLOOR, NORTH ROOM (IN REAR EXTENSION), PANTRY IN REAR
19. SECOND FLOOR STAIR HALL, LEADING TO BATHROOM, SOUTH VIEW
20. SECOND FLOOR STAIR HALL, ATTIC STAIR, NORTHEAST VIEW
21. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHEAST ROOM (BATHROOM), SOUTHEAST VIEW
22. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHWEST ROOM, SOUTHWEST VIEW
23. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHWEST ROOM, SOUTHEAST VIEW
24. SECOND FLOOR, NORTHWEST ROOM, FRONT SECTION, NORTHWEST VIEW
25. SECOND FLOOR, NORTHWEST ROOM, FRONT SECTION, NORTHEAST VIEW
26. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTH ROOM OF NORTH EXTENSION, NORTHWEST VIEW
27. SECOND FLOOR, NORTH ROOM OF NORTH EXTENSION, STAIR TO KITCHEN, ATTIC STAIR AND UPPER PORCH DOOR, NORTHEAST VIEW
28. ATTIC, SOUTH VIEW FROM NORTH EXTENSION, SHOWING TRUSS SYSTEM
29. BASEMENT, SOUTH VIEW FROM NORTH EXTENSION
30. BASEMENT, NORTH VIEW OF NORTH EXTENSION, SHOWING FIREPLACE IN NORTH END BASEMENT WALL


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