Jennifer K. Cosham
916, Winters Church Road, New Windsor, Carroll County
The Appler-Englar House is a two-story, five-bay by two-bay brick building constructed in the late 18th century northwest of the town of New Windsor in Carroll County, Maryland. The house exhibits a wealth of outstanding Georgian-influenced decorative detailing on the exterior and interior. The house is a two-story, five-bay by two-bay brick structure with a rubble stone foundation and five-to-one common bond brick on the north , south, and west elevations. The east elevation has five-to-one common bond brick below a moulded water table and Flemish bond brick above the water table. There is a belt course with three courses of slightly corbeled brick and a top course that is further corbeled. This course has sections cut out of each end and to each side of the door, probably for the rafters of a porch. The house has a gable roof with wood shingles, a north-south ridge, and an interior brick chimney on the north and south gable ends.
The Appler-Englar House is significant as a rare example of the vernacular domestic architecture of the late 18th century in Carroll County, Maryland, with some superb original details.