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Photo credit: E. Wallace, 01/2001
Keedysville Historic District
Inventory No.: WA-II-1145
Date Listed: 10/26/2001
Location: Keedysville, Washington County
Category: District
Period/Date of Construction: 1768-1950
Boundary Description: Various streets, centering on Main Street
Resources: 131 (103 contributing, 11 non-contributing)
Description: The Keedysville Historic District is located along the old Boonsboro-Sharpsburg turnpike at its crossing of the Little Antietam Creek. Maryland Route 34 bypasses the small town to the northwest, leaving Main Street free of non-local traffic. The historic district boundary is within the corporate limits of the town, generally focused on the properties lining Main Street and those associated with the now-abandoned railroad facilities. A series of back alleys marks the extent of the original lots fronting on Main Street. Several of the historic farmsteads associated with the town's history are located along the edges of Keedysville and remain intact. Keedysville's historic lots were laid out primarily along the east and west sides of North and South Main Street. Main Street is divided by the abandoned Washington County Branch of the B&O Railroad track. The center 'square' of Keedysville is located at the junction of the railroad and Main Street. Just to the southeast of the railroad crossing, the Little Antietam Creek turns west and bisects the town before turning south again. The streetscape of Keedysville reflects the historic development of the town through several architectural stylistic periods. The earliest settlement period buildings are generally centered on the creek and on Dog Street and Coffman Farms Roads. These are primarily of stone or log construction and show a strong Germanic vernacular influence. Later brick and log buildings from the first half of the 19th century, associated with the establishment of the town and the turnpike, are located along Main Street and reflect a melding of the Germanic vernacular with the nationally popular Greek Revival architectural style. In the second half of the 19th century, the coming of the railroad brought a new prosperity and the addition of numerous Italianate influenced hotels, storefronts, and cornices. A row of distinctive High Victorian Gothic influenced houses mark the pinnacle of Keedysville's prosperity. Several early 20th century Colonial Revival and Bungalow style houses, as well as the addition of Colonial Revival porches to many of the earlier buildings defines the final period of historic development. Later development is generally relegated to the outskirts of town. Significance: The Keedysville Historic District is significant for its role in the settlement and development history of Western Maryland. Beginning with the 1768 establishment of Jacob Hess' mill along the old Conococheague migration road, the site along the bank of the Little Antietam Creek grew with each new transportation development. Samuel Keedy delineated the town lots following the construction of the Boonsboro-Sharpsburg turnpike. Shops and manufactures were established and expanded with the advent of the railroad through the center of town. The town's prosperity waned with the loss of the railroad in 1953, preserving the historic streetscape. The district is also significant for the wide range of architectural stylistic influences present on the buildings through the historic town. The 18th century Hess House, among several other early stone and log buildings, reflect the Germanic vernacular influence present in settlement buildings throughout Western Maryland. Later development periods are represented in several brick Greek Revival influenced buildings, late 19th century Italianate, and Late Victorian Gothic. Colonial Revival and Bungalow style houses appear in the final development period.

District Resources (131) (103 contributing, 11 non-contributing)

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

AddressStatusResource Name and MIHP (if any)
55 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-999 -- Buxton Frame House
54 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1000 -- Kitzmiller-Greeting Frame House w/ German Siding
N. Main Street (MD 845) & Hebron RoadCWA-II-1001 -- World War I Soldiers Monument
53 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1002 -- St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church
51 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1003 -- W. Kitzmiller Log House w/ German Siding
49 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1004 -- Frame House w/ German Siding
52 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1005 -- Frame House w/ Gingerbread Trim
50 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1006 -- Frame House w/ German Siding
48 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1007 -- Hoover Grove Tailor Shop (Frame House w/ Cross Gable)
Taylor Avenue & Columbine DriveCWA-II-1008 -- Vernacular Frame House w/ German Siding
46 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1009 -- Snyder Frame House w/ German Siding, Brackets & Gingerbread Trim
44 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1010 -- Frame Am. Foursquare House, Possibly Sears Catalog
42 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1011 -- Frame Am. Foursquare House, Possibly Sears Catalog
40? N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1012 -- WCTU Meeting Hall (Frame Temperance/Pythian Hall)
38 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1013 -- Log Washhouse made from Greeting Meeting House & School
34 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1014 -- E. Mades Brick House
96 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-983 -- Brick House & Farmstead
82 (84?) N. Main StreetCWA-II-985 -- Frame House w/ German Siding
76 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-987 -- Frame Bungalow, Possible "Sears Catalog" House
72-74 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-988 -- Concrete Block Foursquare House & Block & Frame Garage
70 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-989 -- Frame American Foursquare House
68 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-990 -- Stuccoed Frame Bungalow House
64 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-992 -- Frame House
60 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-993 -- Frame House w/ Cross Gable
56 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-994 -- Kretzer Frame House w/ German Siding
65 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-995 -- High Victorian Gothic Frame House
61 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-996 -- Rensselaer Brick House w/ Ornamental Ironwork
59 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-997 -- Baker Frame House w/ German Siding
41 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1015 -- Keedy Frame House w/ German Siding
39 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1016 -- C. Nicodemus Brick House (Lynch's Barber Shop)
35 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1018 -- Frame House, Dr.'s Office, and Shoe Store
31 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1020 -- Frame House and School
29 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1021 -- Eavey Frame House and Store
30 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1022 -- Lantz Stone House
28 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1023 -- Frame Commercial Building
24 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1024 -- Taylor Stone and Brick House
20 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1025 -- Knadler Log or Frame House w/ German Siding
10-16-18 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1026 -- H.K. Hoch's Tinning & Stove Establishment (Frame Store)
15 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1027 -- Baker Frame Commercial/Residential w/ Greek Revival Influence
13 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1028 -- Frame Commercial Building w/ Greek Revival Influence
11 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1029 -- Baker Brick House
9 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1030 -- Wyand Brick House w/ Gingerbread Trim
3-5-7 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1031 -- Wyand's Store (Brick Civil War Hospital)
8 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1032 -- Dr. Neikirk Brick House and Office
6 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1033 -- Brick House
4 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1034 -- Sigler-Bell Brick House & Store
2 N. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1035 -- Line House (Wyand House, Brick Hotel)
3 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1037 -- Eversole Brick House
5 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1038 -- Eversole-Line Brick House & Store
7 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1039 -- J.A. Miller Store (Frame Masonic Lodge w/ German Siding)
11 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1040 -- Keedy-Rohrer Log House w/ German Siding& Brackets
4 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1041 -- Frame Italianate House & Possibly Store
6 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1042 -- Keedy Frame High Victorian Gothic House
8 S. Main StreetCWA-II-1043 -- Brick House
10 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1044 -- Frame Methodist Parsonage (High Victorian Gothic House)
12 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1045 -- Frame High Victorian Gothic House w/ Gingerbread Trim
S. Main Street over Little Antietam CreekCWA-II-1048 -- Bridge, South Main Street over Little Antietam Creek
17 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1047 -- Hess House (Hess-Keedy Log & Stone House)
19 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1049 -- Keedysville Bank (Classical Revival Brick Bank)
Coffman Farms Road over Little Antietam CreekCWA-II-1051 -- Bridge, Coffman Farms Road & Little Antietam Creek (Stone)
18 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1052 -- Keedy Brick House
20 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1053 -- Baker Store & P.O. (Log House w/ German Siding)
24 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1055 -- Line Brick House w/ Bracketed Cornice
25 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1056 -- Salem U.M. Church (Brick Church w/ Arcaded Spire)
26 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1057 -- Snively Brick House
34 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1058 -- Grossnickle Brick House
36 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1059 -- Pry Brick House
38 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1060 -- Carr Stone House
39 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1064 -- Thomas-Snively Frame Commercial/Res. w/ German Siding
44 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1065 -- Jones Brick House
48 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1066 -- Thomas Log House w/ Possible Brick Front
50 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1067 -- George Snavely (Snively) Stone House
52 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1068 -- German Ref. Church Parsonage (Frame High Victorian Gothic House)
56 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1070 -- Hoffman Frame High Victorian Gothic House
58 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1071 -- Hoffman Frame High Victorian Gothic House
60 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1072 -- Concrete Block Commercial Building (Whippit Automobiles)
62 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1073 -- Pry-Keedy Brick House
47 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1075 -- Frame Chicken House, Then Store, Then House
49-51 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1076 -- Criswell Log and Frame House
53 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1077 -- Hammond Frame High Victorian Gothic House with German Siding
55 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1078 -- Weaver Stone House (Old German Reformed Church
57-59 S. Main StreetCWA-II-1079 -- Frame House w/ some Late Victorian Gothic Influence
61 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1080 -- Lantz Log House w/ German Siding
31 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1105 -- Foursquare Cast Stone Garage
Mount Vernon DriveCWA-II-1082 -- Former Keedysville School (Brick Community Center)
78 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1083 -- Hoover Brick House
82 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1085 -- Log or Frame House w/ Log Outbuilding
84 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1086 -- Wyand Brick Bungalow-style House
79 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1091 -- Frame House
77 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1092 -- Frame House
16 Dogstreet Road (Mt. Briar Road)CWA-II-326 -- Hills, Dales and the Vineyard (Dorsey Farmstead)
9 Dogstreet Road (Mt. Briar Road)CWA-II-1093 -- Frame House
Antietam DriveCWA-II-1094 -- Gouff Frame House w/ German Siding
19239 Shepherdstown Pike (MD 34) CWA-II-1095 -- Christian Keedy Brick House & Farm
S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1096 -- Frame Springhouse w/ German Siding
6211 Coffman Farms Road CWA-II-1097 -- Cost Log House w/German Siding
Bell LaneCWA-II-1098 -- Valentine Log House
Bell LaneCWA-II-1099 -- Log House
Bell LaneCWA-II-1100 -- Log House
87 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1088 -- Poffenberger Brick Bungalow House
83 S. Main Street (MD 845)CWA-II-1089 -- Valentine Frame House
Mount Hebron RoadCWA-II-1101 -- Frame House
Mount Hebron RoadCWA-II-1102 -- Wyand-Spielman Stone House w/ Frame Kitchen Wing
81 S. Main Street (MD 845)NCWA-II-1090 -- Hoover Frame House w/ German Siding
21 Bell LaneNC 
23 Bell LaneNC 
30 Bell LaneNC 
8 Mount Hebron RoadNC 
15 Mount Vernon LaneNC 
18 Mount Vernon DriveNC 
East side of S. Main Street on the north bank of Little Antietam CreekNC 
80 1/2 S. Main StreetNC 
84 N. Main Street (MD 845)NCWA-II-985 -- Frame House w/ German Siding
47 N. Main StreetNC 
75 N. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-986 -- Frame "Dutch Colonial" House
N. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-991 -- Taylor Park
33 N. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-1019 -- Keedy-Wilhide Frame Sale & Exchange Stable & House
37 N. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-1017 -- Keedy Brick House & Old Post Office
57 N. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-998 -- Clopper Frame House
22 S. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-1054 -- Brick House w/ Balustrade on Porch
21 S. Main StreetC/NCWA-II-1050 -- Keedysville Post Office (Stone Building, Site of Hess's Mill)
16 S. Main StreetC/NCWA-II-1046 -- Brick House (United Methodist Parsonage)
S. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-1036 -- Railroad Station, site (Washington County Branch B&O)
89? S. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-1087 -- Wyand Brick House and Farm
80 S. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-1084 -- Wyand Brick House
35 S. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-1063 -- Snively Stone House, Saddle Shop, & Town Hall
67 S. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-1081 -- Lantz Stone & Stuccoed House
64 S. Main StreetC/NCWA-II-1074 -- Mt. Vernon Reformed Church (Brick Church with High Victorian)
54 S. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-1069 -- Deaner-Snyder House
40 S. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-1061 -- Frame House
42 S. Main Street (MD 845)C/NCWA-II-1062 -- Wyand Brick-encased Log House & Jewelry Store


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