Skip to Main Content

Maryland's National Register Properties



Photo credit: P. Kurtze, 5/12/2009
Still Pond Historic District
Inventory No.: K-701
Date Listed: 8/26/2009
Location: Still Pond Road, Still Pond, Kent County
Category: District
Period/Date of Construction: c. 1800-1940
Resources: 67 (64 contributing, 3 non-contributing)
Description: Still Pond Historic District is a rural crossroad community of approximately 75 buildings dating from the early 19th century through the 1930s, located in north-central Kent County at the intersection of Still Pond Road (MD 292) and Old Still Pond Road (MD 566). The five-point intersection of Still Pond Road, Main Street, Medders Road, and Old Still Pond Road forms the core of the small town, with the residential streets of Maple Avenue and Trustee Street located north and east of the town’s center. The district is surrounded by agricultural fields, with minimal modern development. The majority of the resources within the district are free-standing, single-family dwellings. The district also includes several historic commercial properties, including several stores, a warehouse, and a former post office building. Community resources include two churches with associated cemeteries, a stand-alone cemetery, a former Odd Fellows Hall, and a former schoolhouse. Most principal facades face the roadways. Older properties in the center of town are located close to the road, while large houses further outside town are set back on their lots. Concrete sidewalks have been installed along portions of Still Pond Road and Old Still Pond Road. A few properties are fronted by fencing or hedges, and most residential yards contain ornamental landscaping and mature vegetation. Most dwellings within the district are rural examples of late-19th-century and early-20th-century architecture. There are several houses built in Victorian, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman styles, however the majority of houses are vernacular building forms with decorative elements of these popular national styles. The district displays the variation of features that occur within styles and also shows the transitions between styles. Several properties contain historic outbuildings, sheds, or garages. Significance: The Still Pond Historic District is historically significant, as a town reflective of the historical development of rural communities on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Located at a crossroads surrounded by family farms, the town served as a commercial hub and center of community life. The district derives additional historical significance as the first place in Maryland that women gained the right to vote. In addition, Still Pond Historic District has architectural significance, embodying distinctive characteristics of types, periods, and methods of construction of architecture, as it contains numerous examples of Victorian, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman styles, as well as vernacular building forms. The district displays the variation of features that occur within styles and also shows the transitions between styles. The district possesses a significant concentration of buildings that are united historically and aesthetically by physical development. The interrelationship of the district’s resources conveys a visual sense of the overall historic environment. Within the district, a number of individually distinctive resources, such as the Still Pond Methodist Church (K-434), the George Harper Store (K-432), and the Medders-Krebs House (K-437), serve as focal points for the district. The oldest buildings in the district were constructed in the early 19th century. The majority of the town’s structures were in place by the end of the 1930s, and the district had substantially achieved its historic character and appearance.

District Resources (67) (64 contributing, 3 non-contributing)

From associated listing in National Register nomination form. C = Contributing, NC = non-contributing, blank = not evaluated.

AddressStatusResource Name and MIHP (if any)
12835 Still Pond Road (MD 292)CK-433 -- Mt. Zion Church
South side of Still Pond RoadCStill Pond Cemetery
12801 Still Pond Road (MD 292)CK-434 -- Still Pond Methodist Church
12804 Still Pond RoadC 
12800 Still Pond RoadC 
12796 Still Pond RoadC 
12792 Still Pond RoadC 
12788 Still Pond Road (MD 292)CK-436 -- Jarvis House
12784 Still Pond Road (MD 292)CK-435 -- Old Harper House
12780 Still Pond RoadC 
12776 Still Pond RoadC 
12772 Still Pond RoadC 
12768 Still Pond RoadC 
12762 Still Point RoadC 
12750 Still Pond RoadC 
12754 Still Pond RoadC 
12740 Still Pond RoadC 
12720 Still Pond RoadC 
12712 Still Pond RoadC 
12704 Still Pond RoadC 
12700 Still Pond RoadC 
Still Pond RoadC 
12678 Still Pond RoadC 
12672 Still Pond RoadC 
12664 Still Pond RoadC 
12656 Still Pond RoadC 
12642 Still Pond RoadC 
12622 Still Pond RoadC 
12733 Still Pond RoadC 
12741 Still Pond RoadCStill Pond Town Hall
26631 Old Still Pond RoadC 
26641 Old Still Pond Road (MD 566)CK-430 -- Odd Fellows Hall
26651 Old Still Pond RoadC 
26661 Old Still Pond RoadCK-437 -- Medders-Krebs House
26669 Old Still Pond RoadC 
26691 Old Still Pond RoadC 
26743 Medders RoadC 
26668 Old Still Pond RoadC 
26658 Old Still Pond RoadC 
26629 Medders RoadC 
26661 Medders RoadC 
26663 Maple AvenueC 
26641 Maple AvenueC 
26627 Maple AvenueC 
26622 Medders RoadCK-432 -- George Harper Store (William Medders Store, Still Pond Store)
12749 Still Pond RoadCStill Pond Post Office and Store
12755 Still Pond RoadC 
12759 Still Pond RoadC 
12765 Still Pond RoadC 
12775 Still Pond RoadC 
12775 Main Street & Maple AvenueCK-447 -- Wilson-Huggins House
12783 Main StreetC 
26598 Maple AvenueC 
26612 Maple AvenueC 
26622 Maple AvenueC 
26632 Maple AvenueC 
26640 Maple AvenueC 
26652 Maple AvenueC 
26670 Maple AvenueC 
26680 Maple AvenueC 
26665 Trustee StreetC 
26655 Trustee StreetC 
26621 Trustee StreetC 
12807 Main StreetC 
26646 Maple AvenueNC 
12780 Main StreetNC 
26679 Maple AvenueNC 

 

Return to the National Register Search page