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1889, Jackson C. Gott. 104 S. Church St.

This is the grandest of many Queen Anne houses in Snow Hill and one of the few attributable to a noted architect. The unrestrained rambling design with its multiple gables, wraparound porch, and towers embraces an equally sophisticated interior plan of lavishly decorated rooms, a vast entrance and stair hall, reception room, parlor, library, dining room, and service wing. It was built for John Walter Smith, whose businesses spanned lumber, transportation, banking, and agriculture, while his political career included service in the U.S. House of Representatives (1899–1900), two terms as Maryland governor (1900–1908), and three terms in the U.S. Senate (1908–1920).

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "GOVERNOR JOHN WALTER SMITH HOUSE", [Snow Hill, 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, 145-145.

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