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c. 1780. 226 N. Washington St.

This is the only eighteenth-century building in Havre de Grace, having survived the burning of the town by the British during the War of 1812. It was the Federal-style town house of Elizabeth Rod-gers, widow of John Rodgers, the owner and operator of two well-known taverns, one here (no longer extant) and the other, Rodgers Tavern, across the river in Perryville. They were the parents of Commodore John Rodgers Jr. of Sion Hill. While a common form in towns across Maryland, this two-and-a-half-story, three-bay Federal house is the only one of its type in Havre de Grace and the most stylish building in the commercial district.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "ELIZABETH RODGERS HOUSE", [Havre de Grace, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 279-280.

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