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1850 Italianate

Crumpton, Maryland 21628

Over 150 Years of History

Front View
Front View
Side View with Porch
Side View with Porch
Store Front Windows
Store Front Windows
Harrison Bros. General Store Circa 1850, Would make a great antique or gift shop!
Front Staircase
Front Staircase
Back & Side View
Back & Side View
Antique Outhouse
Antique Outhouse
Loft Area
Loft Area
Widows Walk View - Notice the Chester River, just across the street!
Widows Walk View - Notice the Chester River, just across the street!
Front Bedroom
Front Bedroom
Decorative Fireplace - one of five total!
Decorative Fireplace - one of five total!
2 Stories
Bedrooms 10
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 5,072
Acres 0.4


  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Attic
  • Bonus Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Crawl Space
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Foyer
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Utility Room
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garden
  • Porch
  • Storm Windows
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • Original wood windows
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • Tin Roof
  • Central air
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas heating
  • Heat pump
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • Stained Glass Window(s)
  • Transoms
  • Widow's Walk
  • General Store Front
  • Muliple Staircases
  • Village Center Zoning
  • Waterview

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Alive with History!

The town of Crumpton, located in Queen Anne’s County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore was originally called McCallister’s Ferry, because of the landing that operated there when rope rafts traversed the Chester River, connecting the north and south banks. The name was later changed to Crumpton, after a local landowner named William Crump.
Crumpton was a planned community, with streets laid out in a grid pattern, and named after streets in Baltimore. There was anticipation of much growth, which waned at the turn of the century, with the decline of the steamboat lines, as it did for many small towns along the Eastern Shore.
Crumpton was as far up the river as the steamboats went- the end of the line so to speak. A hundred and fifty years ago the deep water channel went all the way to Crumpton. Nowadays it only extends to the Chestertown Bridge.
During the ‘Roaring Twenties”, steamboats were still making their way up the river, with its passengers ready to cut the rug at speak easies. During Prohibition, Crumpton had three stills that were raided by the feds in 1924. (They were able to do this because they didn’t involve the local police.)
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Home Details

This home features some elements of Italianate architecture, which had great popularity in the 1800’s. There is the low hipped roof, the wide overhangs and ornate cornices.
The front section of the home is the main residence, with a storefront that, had been a general store owned by the Harrison Brothers. The story goes that the brothers had a falling out and one of them moved across the street. In recent years it has been a grocer, an antique store and a woodworking shop. There is a front parlor on the first floor, a dining room, a kitchen and laundry room. Up the main stairs are several large rooms with tall windows, letting in lots of light. Ceilings are 10 ft. throughout much of the house.
One room upstairs has been transformed into a loft with exposed beams and brick chimneys, and 20 foot ceiling lined with cedar slats, making it a very eclectic space!
There were originally two outhouses out back, and one remains intact. A side porch overlooks a shady garden and a large cupola provides a river view, along the rooftops.
The many bedrooms suggest that it may have operated as a boarding house at one time.

Archived in July, 2011

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