Christmas Accents Adorn Doors And Porches In Chestertown Maryland

December 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Christmas Ambiance Along The Chester River


After having spent the fair part of a December day photographing Christmas and holiday residential decorations in the Chestertown Maryland Historic District I seemed to have come away from my photo shoot attuned as to the level of economic prosperity experienced by a class of town residents hundreds of years ago. This became more apparent with each photograph taken that day as I paid closer attention to the quality of the craftsmanship, materials and the architectural details used in the residences built for the town's merchants, lawyers, planters, and politicians. The material benefits of Colonial and Federal era economics to the landed gentry a side my reason for traveling to this Maryland Eastern Shore riverfront town was to photograph it basking in the ambiance of this year's Christmas holiday season.
 

Note: this journal post contains only photographs of holiday decorations adorning the doors and porches of Chestertown Historic District residences. The intent is to present a level of photographic detail featuring the historic architectural settings in which they were taken as well as conveying a visual sense of seasonal ambiance.



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A holiday wreath hangs on the door of the late 18th century John Anderson House. Lanterns such as the one adjacent to the door are frequently seen on Historic District residences in Chestertown.


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A holiday wreath hangs on the door of the mid 18th century Bolton House. The Greek style columns on the porch came about during later renovations.
 

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A Colonial style holiday fruit wreath anoints the front porch banister of the mid 18th century Thomas Cuff House. Note the fruit garland hanging on the plantation door shutters.
 

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Double holiday wreaths hang on the exterior plantation shutter doors at the Chambers House.
 

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Holiday evergreens and a bow hangs on a wooden snow shoe next to the front door of a riverfront residence.
 

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Garland and red bows decorate the front porch of a mid 1870's Victorian residence.
 

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A holiday fruit wreath set on the front door of the late 18th century Simon Wickes House.
 

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A holiday wreath hangs on one of the double entrance doors at the mid 19th century Baldwin Apartments building.
 

In concluding this journal post I would like to thank each of the Chestertown residents that I met and talked to during my recent visit to their town for not only the time they so willingly shared with me that day but also their gracious hospitality.

 

Until next Christmas then,

 

G J Gibson
 

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