Jun 5, 2006

Old House #7

Now here's an example of the kind of history that I really like. This little building is too young to be on anyone's historical list, but it's old enough to start thinking in that direction. What was this building used for? A store, a school, a residence? I don't know. It's located in Perryman, Maryland, right across from the post office; which is another great old building. By the way, the large poles in the background are part of the catenary lining Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

Update: According to "An Architectural History of Harford County, Maryland" by Christopher Weeks, this building was once the headquarters of the F.O. Mitchell Brothers company, famous growers and canners of "Mitchell's Shoepeg Corn." The building was built around 1900.