Enjoying the Past in Charlestown’s Historic District

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Charlestown Town Hall and Post Office

As the summer of 2013 fades away, this fine autumn-like Saturday presented the perfect opportunity to delve into the past that is all around us in our communities across Cecil County.  Since I was in North East and the weather was perfect I took a brief detour to Charlestown to roam some old colonial streets, while studying buildings constructed long ago.  It is a fine place to contemplate our natural and built environments and the history that is all around us here as the attractive 150-acre historic district is well preserved.

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The Charlestown Town Hall and Post Office was constructed in 1878. The building served as an elementary school site until June 14, 1961, according to the town web-site.

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the “St. John’s Methodist Episcopal Church” was constructed in 1856.

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The 107 House was restored by Colonial Charlestown, Inc.

 

 

 

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