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334,500

1887 Victorian

Gillis-Grier House

Front View Of Home
Front View Of Home
This grand 5 bedroom / 4 bath Queen Anne Victorian is located in the Newtown Historic District and is registered with both the Maryland and National Historic Trusts. Details abound in the Gillis-Grier House, named after two inter-related families who owned the house from 1896 to 1975.
View Of Turret
View Of Turret
The home’s exterior offers a variety of decorative elements that include patterned fish-scale shingles, German siding, decorative woodwork, slate roof and balconies.
Carriage House
Carriage House
The 1 1/2 story carriage house has its own separate historic designation from the Maryland Historic Trust.
Foyer and Staircase
Foyer and Staircase
This stunning beauty was built for a Salisbury merchant J. Cannon in 1887. Known for it's impresssive design and craftsmanship, the interior maintains most of its original features.
Ladies' Parlor
Ladies' Parlor
The late 19th century interior design is exquisite with beautiful parquet floors, 7 fireplaces adorned with cabinet-style mantels, and elaborate colored glass windows.
Dining Room
Dining Room
Pocket doors create a grand entrance into the Dining Room with fireplace and exquisite chandelier. A true focal point of the room is the painting on glass of a Eurasian Red Squirrel, once native to the Eastern Shore, that was baked on (true stained glass) and is surrounded by a raised panel “wood window”.
Kitchen into Sunroom
Kitchen into Sunroom
The updated kitchen features cherry cabinetry, granite counters, a marble backsplash, stainless appliances, pantry and refinished pine floors. Just off the kitchen is the inviting solarium with original patterned tile flooring.
Master Bedroom Suite
Master Bedroom Suite
The elegant master suite includes a sitting room with fireplace, turret alcove and balcony, a bedroom with fireplace, and an updated bath.
Deluxe Master Bathroom
Deluxe Master Bathroom
The master bath is appointed with dual vanities, shower, claw foot tub and glass paneled doors to access the spacious closet.
Staircase
Staircase
The exquisite 3 story staircase is adorned with stick and ball fretwork on the first floor and leads to spacious landings on the upper levels.
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 4
Heated Sq. Ft. 5,171
Stories 3.0
Acres 0.4
Property Taxes
City Tax $1,435.47 County $1,372.11
MLS No. 511971

Features.

  • A Painted Lady
  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 2nd Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Bonus Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Crawl Space
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Foyer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Music Room
  • Study
  • Sunroom
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Dormers
  • Driveway - Dirt
  • Fresh paint
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Restored exterior
  • Basement Workshop
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • 7 Fireplaces: Coal
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Slate Roof
  • Wood floors
  • Slate Roof
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Oil Heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Carriage House
  • 10-foot Ceilings
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Plaster Walls
  • Pocket Doors
  • Ripple Glass
  • Servant's Staircase
  • Sleeping Porch
  • Stained Glass Windows
  • Transoms
  • Turret
  • Wrap Around Porch
  • 20 stained glass windows
  • Cabinet top mantels
  • Luxurious Master Suite
  • Patterned slate roof
  • Solarium w/ original tile

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History

The Gillis-Grier House was built in 1887 for Salisbury merchant James Cannon. Mr. Cannon was a prominent figure in the history and development of Salisbury, Maryland after the Civil War. He was also a member of the commission involved in establishing a recovery program for the city following the devastating fire of 1886.

James Cannon and his wife Lydia transferred their Newtown residence to Laura A. Gillis in 1896. Mrs. Gillis was the wife of Allison A. Gillis, a prosperous merchant who owned a local wholesale grocery and produce business during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Their daughter, Mamie, married Fred Grier Jr., and the two of them raised their family in the house. One of their daughters, Mamie Grier Riggin, continued to live there and retained ownership of the residence until 1975. The house was named after these two interrelated families who were the property’s long term owners.

The Gillis-Grier Carriage House was built around 1887-88 and is the most significant nineteenth century outbuilding to survive in the Newtown Historic District.

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