Jul 19, 2006

Gray Gables

"Gray Gables is an 1880s shingle sided frame house of modest scale that is significant in Maryland as an important example of the Queen Anne style house that was popular in this century in the last quarter of the 19th century. The major factors that set Gray Gables apart from other examples in the state are the rural location of the house and the high level of integrity of its original character. In general, the Queen Anne house expressed in the full character found in Gray Gables was built in urban and suburban areas, rarely in rural settings as northeastern Harford County. ... The house also acquires significance as an intact example of the early work of Walter Cope (1860-1902), a principal in one of Philadelphia's most important and prestigious firms, Cope and Stewardson, at the turn of the 20th century. Although Cope and the firm after his death designed other buildings in the Darlington, Harford County area, Gray Gables is the most intact example of the houses." Read on.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D with Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.


Anonymous said...

The Maryland Historical Trust is currently (as of early October 2006) offering this property for sale.

falmanac said...

I thought it went to auction this past summer?