This chimney is about all that remains of a firebrick plant from the 1840's. Three sisters, granddaughters of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence for Maryland, owned this property and many square miles to the north and west. Their holdings formed the core of Green Ridge State Forest to the northwest. Though Americans, they all married English nobility, and thence forward lived in England. They were trying to develop the land for induatrial purposes, but the firebrick plant was the only successful part of their venture. The letters ES are visible at the top of the chimney, but the brickmason formed the "S" poorly. The letters stand for Elizabeth Stafford, one of the three sisters.
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Photo taken in 5, Hancock, MD, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location