William Harper, Sr. Houses

William Harper, Sr. Houses (HM2JWM)

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N 39° 2.634', W 76° 3.943'

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c. 1794-1798

In October, 1794 the merchant William Harper Sr. purchased the Northern half of town lot No. 3 North from Centreville founder, Elizabeth Nicholson for £55 pound. By 1798 2 Federal brick houses had been built by Harper and rented for commercial ventures. Financial setbacks forced Harper to sell the 2 houses separately to new owners by 1814. In the 1850's George C. Palmer purchased & reunited the properties. In 1887 wealthy Centreville banker and businessman William Mckenney acquired the houses, they were sold by a Mckenney descendent in 1928 to James P. & Estell Rose Keating, who operated the houses as the Blue Lantern Inn a Centreville Landmark until Mrs. Keatins death in 1947. The houses are now a private residence.
Placed ByThe owner of the William Harper, Sr. Houses
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Date Added Sunday, August 25th, 2019 at 11:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 407773 N 4322188
Decimal Degrees39.04390000, -76.06571667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.634', W 76° 3.943'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 38.04" N, 76° 3' 56.58" W
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