Feb 12, 2009

Cockeysville residents fight to preserve 1920s cottage

(Baltimore Sun) - The fate of a 1920s cottage in the heart of Cockeysville could rest with the Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission, which is being asked to decide if the home meets its criteria for historic designation.
The house at Sherwood and Cedar Knoll roads overlooks a stretch of York Road known as Antique Row. The two-story home was designed and built by the Offutt family, known for its generations of attorneys and judges and its ties to the area's founding father Joshua F. Cockey. The residence, which has grown by two additions, sits in the shadow of an old stone church and cemetery, where its original owners are buried. Continued

UPDATE: Baltimore County landmark panel declines to save 1920s Cockeysville cottage from demolition

Photo: Sherwood Hill (cottage not pictured). Canon EOS 40D & EF-S 10-22 lens