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Founded in 1742, All Saints' is the oldest Episcopal parish in western Maryland. Parishioners of All Saints' have continually been the leaders in the community. Thomas Johnson, the first post-Colonial governor of Maryland, and Francis Scott Key, prominent attorney and author of the National Anthem, worshipped at All Saints'. In 1793, All Saints' was the site of the first confirmation of an American citizen, by Bishop Thomas John Claggett, the first Episcopal Bishop consecrated on American soil.
A few years after 1742, a small colonial building was constructed about four blocks from our present church, and served the parish for over sixty years. The replacement structure was built on Court Street in 1814, and is now used as parish hall and classrooms. In 1855, a handsome neo-gothic structure was designed by the noted 19th church architect Richard Upjohn. The steeple is one of the clusted spires of Frederick, cited in John Greenleaf Whittier's poem, Barbara Fritchie.
Less than a decade later, the Civil War broke out. For Fredericktonians, it was not only "the war between the states," but the "war within the state." The tension between the Northern rector and the Southerners in the congregation was characteristic of the division at the time. By December 1861, All Saints' had already buried 11 soliders. After the battle of Antietam in September 1862, the church was used as a field hospital, and many in the congregation volunteered their services to care for the wounded. The Rectory building at 108 W. Church Street was used as military headquarters during the early part of the war. After many occupations, the city of Frederick survived, and the wounds, both physical and emotional, began to heal.
Like most tunnels along the Old Main Line, at the start of the 20th century the B&O built Union Dam tunnel to straighten the line. It took the name of the nearby adjacent dam of the Union Manufacturing Company which had been located downstream at the town of Oella since 1808. The 1.5-mile millrace on the east side of the river was said to be the longest serving a single mill in the USA.
The historic Route 40 bridge over the Patapsco River Hollofield Area, Patapsco Valley State Park. The 1936-built bridge for US 40 was reconstructed between 2010 and 2013. The bridge crosses high above the Union Dam railroad tunnel. It required a fair amount of fill that has obscured much of the OML's original alignment underneath.
Perry Lions: The bridge is "guarded" by four large male lions, two on each end of the bridge (each approx. 7 ft. x 6 ft. 6 in. x 13 ft.). Two of the lions rest on all fours with their heads tilted upwards and mouths slightly open while the other pair lie with their eyes closed, apparently sleeping. They were originally designed and sculpted by Roland Hinton Perry in 1906 out of cast concrete (the bridge as a whole is one of the first cast concrete bridges in the country) and were installed in 1907. In 1964 the lions were restored and weatherproofed by Washington based sculptor Renato Luccetti, although this restoration proved to be less than entirely successful. When a major rehabilitation of the bridge began in 1993, the lions, which were in very bad condition, were removed for further restoration. They may have been stored in the Air Rights Tunnel on southbound I-395, although this is unclear. The sculptures were finally found to be beyond restoring.
The town they used while filming the movie "Practical Magic" was Coupeville on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Debi Ward Kennedy says that the production designers painted everything in the town white for the movie. After filming was done, they repainted the buildings their original colors.
The main town on Maria's Island (home to the Owens women) was portrayed by Coupeville,
a small sea-front community on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. Standefer decided to keep to
the palette of whites and pale pastel colors and had the entire town painted.
Tourism is an essential part of the local economy so it was decided to keep the main street open
during filming. Storefronts were covered with facades while signs informed tourists that the shops
were still open for business. The whole town became a part of the filmmaking process; one of
the local restaurants doubled as an extras' housing area while clientele at other establishments
had a grandstand view of Hollywood moviemaking.
Have you seen this store lately? They remodeled it into the "Lifestyle" format around 2012 or so.
Hello, Midnight Rider,
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Midnight Rider, They sure take better care of the monument in DC. Neil