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Photo credit: Cherilyn E. Widell, 11/1977
Thomas Maynard House
Inventory No.: F-5-28
Date Listed: 7/18/1979
Location: 11022 Gas House Pike, New Market, Frederick County
Category: Building
Period/Date of Construction: 1809
Architect/Builder: Builder: Thomas Maynard
Description: The Thomas Maynard House is a large 2 1/2-story, gable-roofed Georgian residence of random-coursed stone. The main section of the house is five bays wide on the south facade. The front entrance, located in the center bay, is an unusually ornate frontispiece for this type of house in this area: a six-panel door with four-light transom, recessed paneling and fluted Corinthian pilasters which support a dentiled hood. Occupying the remaining bays are replacement double-hung 6/9 sash windows with replacement paneled shutters. Large single-stone lintels are located over each window on the first level. All walls are constructed of gray random-coursed stone, typical of many early stone residences in the New Market vicinity, but of superior quality. Large stone quoins support the corners of the building. Adjoining the main part of the house is a one-story stone kitchen addition with a gable roof and modern, open-front porch. The west gable of this addition is constructed of frame. A small, modern, one-story frame addition is located immediately to the rear of the kitchen section but is structurally independent of the house. The replaced asphalt roof is finished by a plain boxed cornice. Original brick chimneys are located flush with each gable end of the main block and on the west end of the kitchen additions. The entire structure is built on a random-coursed stone foundation. Unlike most houses in the region of New Market, the interior of the house still retains most of its original detail. Significance: The Thomas Maynard House is of particular significance to the New Market area as an excellent example of the fine stone construction used in at least 20 different stone residences in this region of Frederick County. The house also retains most of its original detailing, as many of the other examples in the area do not. The interior woodwork in the house is of very fine quality for its location on the Linganore Creek near New London, Maryland. Throughout the building are finely beaded baseboards, chairrail, and deep paneled window sills. The beaded early-19th century handrail and staircase have remained intact as well as a built-in corner cupboard with original hardware and decorative carved wood trim. All of the mantelpieces in the residence are original. The mantel in the east room on the first level is decorated with intricate herringbone and diamond patterning. Unusual features are the original rows of pegs on the second level for hanging clothes, and early wood flooring placed directly on the original wood floor in the west room on the first level.

 

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