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c. 1890–1910. 412 N Mulberry St.
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Among the most intriguing buildings in Hagerstown is the Classical Revival fairgrounds entrance pavilion and attached keeper’s residence and offices of the Agricultural and Mechanical Association of Washington County. The association celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary with the dedication of this sixty-five-acre fairgrounds. Representing the agricultural, industrial, and transportation center of the region, the Great Hagerstown Fair quickly developed a reputation as one of the largest in the eastern United States. Agricultural fairs had been at the heart of rural America since the early nineteenth century and were a popular draw for large towns. This entrance pavilion stands as a tribute to Washington County’s agricultural heyday. It is distinguished by fluted, two-story cast-iron columns that support a modillioned cornice and parapet with a pressed metal sign identifying the association. Appended to one end is the gable-front superintendent’s residence connected by a hyphen to the similarly styled offices. Also extant is an extensive 114-unit stock shed, an open, shed-roofed wood structure with exposed rafters, supported by king-post truss posts.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, ENTRANCE PAVILION AND KEEPER’S RESIDENCE", [, 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, 352-353.

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