The wild and ambitious older brother of the future governor, John Snyder was a notorious gambler who died from a fall riding a horse in the Stumpstown race at Middleburg in 1787. His two-story log house with a sidehall plan forms the core of this colonial house banked into a slope on Market Street. Clad in hand-planed beaded, wide pine clapboard, the house has retained much of its interior woodwork, including the cherry banister on the staircase and corner fireplaces on the first and second floors. Over the years it housed the secret meetings of the Masons, and served as a post office and rectory of the Episcopal church.
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John Snyder House
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