History

Beatty-Cramer House on Video

Beatty-Cramer House on Video

After being saved in 1987 from being burned to the ground in a firefighting exercise, the historic Beatty-Cramer house on Md. 26,  next to Israel Creek, became the property of the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation. Through the years, sporadic work has been done to...

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Fraternity House

Fraternity House

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick The Maryland Odd Fellows Home was dedicated on July 26, 1925. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows fraternal organization was founded in Baltimore on April 26, 1819, based upon the Ancient Order of the Society of Odd Fellows in...

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McCardell Fashions Donated to Culture Center

McCardell Fashions Donated to Culture Center

McCardell Fashions Donated to Culture Center After making their way out of Marlene Young’s guest bedroom closet to be shared as part of a local effort to erect a statue of Frederick native Claire McCardell, many of the design icon’s fashions will now belong to the...

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Finding New Market

Finding New Market

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick New Market was settled in 1745 as trade routes developed between Baltimore and Frederick. In 1788 Nicholas Hall tried to expand New Market by platting the land. Platting is a process where land is subdivided into parcels; modern...

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On the Rocks

On the Rocks

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick This postcard was mailed in 1908 from a man named Henry to Ella Ogle of Adamstown. His message reads, “Dear Ella, I have been ordered to East Brunswick on 2nd truck today + tomorrow so cannot get down tonight will be down...

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Hail to the Chiefs

Hail to the Chiefs

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick | Posted on 02.15.22 Some things never change, like using patriotic imagery in advertisements. This month, we see this appear mostly near Presidents’ Day, celebrated annually on the third Monday of February. The holiday started...

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Best of Frederick 2022

Best of Frederick 2022

Posted on 02.03.22 Now at 30 years old, Frederick Magazine’s annual “Best of Frederick” list has always been, by design, a popularity contest. Readers vote for their favorites—often to our agreement, sometimes to our chagrin—and we print the results. We certainly see...

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Getting Carded

Getting Carded

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick | Posted on 01.14.22 Advertising cards, also known as trade cards, were most popular from about 1870 to 1900. The advent of color lithography dramatically lowered the cost of multicolor printing and allowed the average business...

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Little Putz Houses for You and Me

Little Putz Houses for You and Me

By Carter Lenz, Heritage Frederick | Photography by Turner Photography Studio | Posted on 12.13.21 The fondest holiday memories for many are about those days when the family would gather to pull out the decorations to spread across the house. Cookies were baked,...

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Boss Baughman

Boss Baughman

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick | Posted on 11.12.21 Louis Victor Baughman was a Frederick native and member of the military staff shown in this 1906 photo. Based on individual photos of Baughman, he is believed to be on the far left side of the photo, either...

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