East New Market

Property Reports

28 Academy Street

Name House

28 Academy Street

Also known as the Gracie Blades House.

From the Maryland Historical Trust - State Historic Sites Inventory Form - 1985

2 story, L-shaped; asphalt tile roof. Asbestos over wood exterior, brick foundation.  Front facade is 3 bay; entrance in 3rd.  Door transom has colored and patterned glass with 2 side lights (top patterned; bottom frosted).  The door has a frosted light at top and 2 square horizontal wood panels at bottom.  The screen door in unusual, having a horizontal wooden guard consisting of turned spindles.  Windows, 2 over 2, are from floor to ceiling.  Original louvered shudders.  There in a veranda supported by turned columns and decorative scrolled brackets and pendants.  Cornices with returns extend across gabled end.  2 inside chimney (1 with corbels).  There is an enclosed side porch.  The rear L is 2 bays wide.  A portion of the narrow weatherwood is visible which has been covered with wood and than asbestos shingles.  Right side is 4 bays wide.  This structure is Carpenter Gothic style.  An outbuilding is a 3-sided shed with overhang and tin roof.