July 8, 2016

Preservation Personals: A Colonial Treasure in the Land of Crab Cakes, John Waters, and Baseball

  • By: Filip Mazurczak
Historic John Hall House - Exterior

photo by: Historic Homes Marketing Group

20101 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, Maryland, 20837

There are few states that have made such a major contribution to American culture as Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles are featured here, and baseball along with apple pie are the most quintessentially American things. John Waters, one of this country’s most influential (and sometimes controversial) filmmakers sets most of his movies in Maryland, where he still lives. Many other American cultural icons, from Frank Zappa to Babe Ruth, have called the Old Line State home. And delicious crab fished in the Chesapeake Bay is certainly one of the tastiest delicacies this nation offers.

With me, you can enjoy all these cultural staples as I’m in Poolesville, Maryland. Located approximately halfway between Baltimore and Washington, I’m not far from big city attractions. But my location isn’t my only highlight. Built in 1800 in the colonial style, I’m living history and have been meticulously renovated and updated for the twenty-first century, with a three-car garage and gourmet kitchen. I include many charming relics of that period, such as log walls and wooden ceiling beams.

With four bedrooms and three baths, I’m perfect for families. I’m on a one-acre lot featuring an expansive yard and deck, so I’ll be perfect for entertaining guests. And I’m just a couple minutes’ walk from the Poolesville Historic District, which features schools and businesses.

If living in a gorgeous two-century-old home that has been miraculously renovated in a state that has impacted American culture like few others sounds appealing, read more and watch a video tour of me.

Historic John Hall House - Bedroom

photo by: Historic Homes Marketing Group

Ceiling beams adorn my rooms, a charming reminder of my more than 200-year history.

Historic John Hall House - Fireplace

photo by: Historic Homes Marketing Group

Built in 1800, I include numerous well-preserved historic elements, such as log walls.


Filip Mazurczak is an editorial intern at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He previously worked as a freelance journalist, translator, and editor. He is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


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