Chestertown GAR Post and Country Store in Still Pond Make List of Endangered Historic Properties in Maryland for 2012

GAR Hall, Chestertown, MD.

Preservation Maryland and Maryland Life Magazine selects a list of endangered historic properties in the state, each year.  The partners recently released the 2012 list, the sixth one.  Of the eleven structures this term, there are two on the Eastern Shore.  One is the Charles Sumner Post # 25 Grand Army of the Republic.  Located at 206 Queen Street in Chestertown, the structure was built by African-American soldiers from the Civil War.  It served as a gathering place for veterans of the U.S. Colored Troops.  Another Kent County site, the Covington Store, in Still Pond is also on the list.  A nonprofit group has been created to purchase and stabilize the Eastern Shore structure, a circa 1870 country store.The Kent County Arts Council is providing leadership for the restoration of the GAR post.  Two members of the organization participated in a recently web-based radio show,  Click here to read the Arts Council’s blog post on this subject and hear the webcast.

Memorial Day 2010 Celebration in Chestertown.

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