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Photo credit: Nancy Kurtz, 11/2002
East New Market Historic District
Inventory No.: D-647
Date Listed: 10/1/1975
Location: East New Market, Dorchester County
Category: District
Period/Date of Construction: 18th century-c. 1930
Resources: 78 (24 contributing, 2 non-contributing)
Description: The East New Market Historic District consists of a village of about 75 buildings that represent a variety of 18th, 19th, and 20th century architectural styles. The majority of the buildings in the town appear to date from the 19th century, although a large percentage constitutes altered versions of earlier buildings. A great number of the buildings are private residences; only about 10 are utilized commercially, and these are located at the junction of the two main streets, an area of the village long utilized for this purpose. Between the front of the large tree-shaded lots and the street are brick walks that were installed in 1884. In many cases these walks have been covered as the result of poor drainage, but all exist intact a short distance below ground level. Significance: The area of East New Market was first settled in the mid-to-late 17th century, including the establishment of a small trading post. The building which housed this operation, although altered, is said to still exist. East New Market was evidently prosperous throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The last quarter of the 18th century, a period when many of the village's better houses were built, must have been a period of greater economic stability and growth. In the later part of the 19th century a second rise in relative prosperity occurred, undoubtedly the result of the opening of a railroad to the east of the village. The railroad gave the village greater value as an economic center and it was at this time that there was an apparent rise in commercial industry, including the establishment of two fruit and vegetable houses. By the close of the first quarter of the 20th century, the importance of the town waned in the light of nearby Cambridge, the county seat. Although by the 1930s the town still retained a large percentage of its residents and buildings, commercial activity had been greatly decreased and the village quietly slipped into obscurity. East New Market affords a valuable opportunity to preserve an important aspect of regional socio-economic development.

District Resources (78) (24 contributing, 2 non-contributing)

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

AddressStatusResource Name and MIHP (if any)
N. Main Street (MD 16)CD-622 -- W.S. Murphy House (James Murphy House, Baker House)
 CThe Hurley House
 CThe Jones House
15 Railroad Avenue (MD 14)CD-2 -- Friendship Hall
Main Street (MD 16)CD-15 -- Smith Cottage
S. Main Street (MD 16)CD-172 -- New Market House
S. Main Street (MD 16)CD-1 -- House of Hinges (Manning House)
Academy Street (MD 14)CD-631 -- Anderton's Desire (Little Manning House, Richard French)
Academy Street (MD 14) & Creamery RoadCD-630 -- Old East New Market School
N. Main Street (MD 16)CD-173 -- St. Stephan's Protestant Episcopal Church
Railroad Avenue (MD 14)CD-8 -- Buckland (Maurice Manor, Maurice Hall)
Academy Street (MD 14)CD-149 -- Trading Post
Main Street (MD 16) & East New Market Hawkeye RoadCD-633 -- Trinity United Methodist Church
Harvey StreetCD-647-2 -- Reuben and Louise Smith House in East New Market
4102 East New Market-Hurlock Road (MD 392)CD-647-3 -- Dockins Market
Harvey StreetNCD-647-4 -- Henry and Bertha Dockins House
32 Academy StreetNCD-647-1 -- 32 Academy Street
S. Main Street (MD 16) D-13 -- Edmondson House
East New Market Hawkeye Road D-148 -- W. T. Hubbard House
Main Street (MD 16) & Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-168 -- Realty Building
N. Main Street (MD 16) D-169 -- Old Methodist Episcopal Parsonage
S. Main Street (MD 16) D-170 -- Henry Haskins House (Roche House)
N. Main Street (MD 16) D-623 -- East New Market Female Academy (Seminary)
S. Main Street (MD 16) D-624 -- Old Methodist Protestant Parsonage
Academy Street (MD 14) D-626 -- Rose Hill Tenant House (William Mills House)
12 Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-627 -- John A. Baker House (Allendorf House)
Academy Street (MD 14) D-628 -- Emma Smith House (William Mills House)
Academy Street (MD 14( D-629 -- Christina Andrew House (Bunk Mills House)
  D-632 -- Stanley Cottage
Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-635 -- East New Market Bank
Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-636 -- Helsby Tavern ("Red Head" Tavern)
Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-637 -- Rawleigh House
Railroad Avenue (MD 14) & Bramble Street D-638 -- Salem German Evangelical and Reformed Church
N. Main Street (MD 16) D-640 -- Bramble House
N. Main Street (MD 16) D-641 -- Miss Maggie's Cottage No. 1
N. Main Street (MD 16) D-641A -- Miss Maggie's Cottage No. 2
N. Main Street (MD 16) D-658 -- Littleton House (Herbert Smith House)
N. Main Street (MD 16) D-659 -- Harry Groton House (Sammy Webster House)
N. Main Street (MD 16) D-660 -- St. Stephen's Parish House
Main Street (MD 16) & Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-662 -- Old Millenson's Department Store
S. Main Street (MD 16) D-663 -- Webster House (Williamson House)
N. Main Street (MD 16) D-664 -- Keonard Zeller House (Willowby House)
N. Main Street (MD 16) D-665 -- Zeller Funeral Home
Academy Street (MD 14) D-666 -- Old Saxon Hardware Store
S. Main Street (MD 16) D-667 -- Saxon House (Dr. George P. Jones House)
Main Street (MD 16) & East New Market Hawkeye Road D-668 -- Webster Blake House
Academy Street (MD 14) D-670 -- Hamill Smith's Tax Office (Hamills Office Building)
Academy Street (MD 14) D-672 -- Town Office
14 Academy Street (MD 14) D-673 -- Abdell House (Isenberg House)
Academy Street (MD 14) D-675 -- Wheatley House (Gorski House)
Academy Street (MD 14) D-676 -- Bertie W. Era House
Academy Street (MD 14) D-677 -- Gracie Blades House
Academy Street (MD 14) D-680 -- Fred Lord House
Academy Street (MD 14) D-681 -- First Baptist Church - Second Parsonage
Academy Street (MD 14) D-682 -- Baptist Church
Academy Street (MD 14) D-683 -- Belle Kimmey House
Academy Street (MD 14) D-684 -- Mobray House
Academy Street (MD 14) D-685 -- Gordon Heck House
Academy Street (MD 14) D-686 -- Satterfield House
Academy Street (MD 14) D-686A -- Satterfield Cottage
202 Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-687 -- Albert T. Scotten House (Elizabeth Smith House)
Railroad Avenue (MD 14) & Linkwood Road D-688 -- Frances W. Anderson House (Andrew House)
S. Main Street (MD 16) D-689 -- Dr. A.L. Manning House
Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-690 -- Anna Lee Moxey House
10 Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-691 -- Tubman House (Howard Simmons House)
102 Railroad Avenue (MD 140 D-694 -- Wayside (Louis L. Smith House, Leon Gray House)
Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-695 -- John C. Richwood House (Boston Property, Everett E. Holland House)
Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-696 -- Harry C. Bloodsworth House
Leckie Street & Railroad Avenue (MD 14) D-697 -- William B. Mills House


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