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c. 1793; later additions. 200 High St.

The residential neighborhood northwest of Christ Episcopal Church includes some of Cambridge’s finest houses, many built by the political elite or prominent businesspeople. This house is one of a few distinguished eighteenth-century structures remaining among the predominantly nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century development. Several generations of the politically active Goldsborough family owned this five-bay, center-hall brick house built for Charles Goldsborough, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and as governor of Maryland in the early nineteenth century. The original single-pile house received a rear wing shortly after its completion. The front porch and such interior details as plaster ceiling medallions were likely added after 1832.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1792


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "GOLDSBOROUGH-PHELPS HOUSE", [Cambridge, 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, 123-124.

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