East New Market

Property Reports

5 Main Street

Samuel & Lillie Stevens House (1917)

The house at 5 Main Street was built by Samuel Stevens in 1917.  An older house was moved or torn down before the current house was built.  The original house was built by Devereaux Travers in the 1830's.

Devereaux Travers House (part)Notes from Kirk Hurley

This house was built around 1917 by the Stevens family (cousins to my family) and replaced an older house labeled as the J. Eddy house on the 1877 map.  The 1877 house was a little smaller, but had a similar footprint.  It more properly should be labeled the "Stevens House" or "Stevens/Helsby House", or "Miss Rosey Helsby's".   In addition to what the tax records might reveal my sources on the "Stevens/Helsby House" were Mrs Lee Stevens (Miss Lena) a daughter-in-law to the man who built it.  She lived in East New Market for a while as well.  Frances Anderson's friend Leah B. (for Leah Anderson, nee Beard) is the living granddaughter of the builder and is now I believe 84.  I believe she can confirm. The Architecture also screams late Queen Anne.

Biographical Sketches of the Members of the House of Delegates, January Session, 1905, 1906

OLIVER W. HUBBARD, Democrat—East New Market.

Mr. Hubbard was born June 24th, 1868, at "Chateau," the old family homestead in Linkwood district, Dorchester County, Maryland; remained on the farm with his parents until after attaining his majority, then engaged in the oyster and fruit packing business at Secretary, Dorchester County.  Now resides at East New Market, where he is largely engaged in the lumber business; is also quite extensively engaged in farming and trucking and is a member of the East New Market Packing Company, which conducts one of the largest fruit and tomato canneries on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Oliver W. Hubbard owned this property from 1904 to 1915.