Aug 3, 2011

Historic Stemmer House in Green Spring Valley up for auction

(Baltimore Sun) Stemmer House, built in 1751, will be auctioned Wednesday ... The Stemmer House is rich in history, and Holdridge has meticulously researched it, collecting photos and letters.
Built by a sea captain named Ulrich Stemmer who was engaged in West Indies trade, it was about to be torn down in 1930 when the wife of Baltimore banker Austin McLanahan bought it and had it moved, brick by carefully numbered brick, from Philadelphia Road to its current location atop a hill in Green Spring Valley. Continued