This volume compiles over 100 historic homes, mills, churches, and other significant structures, dating from 1730 to the 1850s. From fine Georgian mansions, designed by leading architects, to simple farm houses and their out buildings, this book presents the reader with the history of each historic landmark by dividing its contents into districts and illustrating each property with color and black-and-white photography.
Hardcover, 78 pages.
John Brown to James Brown delves into a distinctively American saga as it unfolds on one small piece of farm property in rural Western Maryland. Commonly known as John Brown's Farm because of the role it played in John Brown's raid on the armory at Harpers Ferry, this site was a music mecca to many young African Americans during the 50s and 60s. The little-known story of the music scene at Kennedy Farm where many giants of rhythm and blues performed during their early years --including James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, the Drifters, and scores of others. These stories, intertwined with those of a gifted promoter and thousands of young people who experienced early R&B music at John Brown's Farm, bring to life an ideal that heralded in America's founding documents and still beats in the heart of mankind today---liberty! Hardback 295 pages
This book is about a master builder named Caspar Wever who was a controversial person that has been described as unscrupulous and greedy. Covered in this book is the building of the B&O Railroad, and Wever's attempt to build an industrial community on the banks of the Potomac river. Paperback, 135 pages.