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Worthington Farm House

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 30 January 2017 in Architecture.

I finally got out yesterday and drove around with my camera. I ended up at the Monocacy Battlefield Park near Frederick, MD.

The Worthington farm house was constructed in 1851 and was a typical farmhouse of a successful farmer in this area. The farm, which was 300 acres, was owned by John T. Worthington. During the battle of Monocacy, John Worthington and his family took refuge in the cellar of the house. Although the cellar windows had been boarded up prior to the battle, six-year-old Glenn Worthington was able to observe the action. Impressed with a scene that was forever etched in his memory, Glenn Worthington grew up to write a history of the battle called "Fighting for Time" that was published in 1932. The farm remained in the family until 1953.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Denny Jump Photo from Bellevue, WA, United States

Amazing story and image! Cheers Elaine!

30 Jan 2017 5:24am

Devi from Chennai, India

amazing history behind this!!
Preserved well!!!

30 Jan 2017 6:21am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce canons ces arbres quelle vue de cette belle maison superbe.

30 Jan 2017 6:57am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & lights!
Lovely farm!

30 Jan 2017 8:25am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

One can feel all that history just looking at the image . .

30 Jan 2017 9:20am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Strange a farm with a cannon !

30 Jan 2017 9:26am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

J'aime beaucoup ton cadrage!

30 Jan 2017 9:43am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Je n'avais jamais vu une ferme comme celle-ci

30 Jan 2017 10:11am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition .

30 Jan 2017 11:28am

jean pierre a from France

compo et cadrage top! amitiés

30 Jan 2017 12:37pm

Frances from Boston, United States

A superb image, and a look at a historical place. The house looks in beautiful condition. Excellent.

30 Jan 2017 1:10pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautifully-composed shot of this farm house and grounds!! I love the working shutters.
Thank you for the background information!

30 Jan 2017 4:23pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A great image for a place with history. Thanks for sharing. The cannon calls my attention. It's good to know that you're already starting to go out.

30 Jan 2017 5:21pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

A most handsome house. Thanks for the history. Very interesting indeed.

30 Jan 2017 6:50pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is composed to beautifully. The colors and tones are stunning.

30 Jan 2017 6:58pm

ceteceva from Angers, France

Very typical !

30 Jan 2017 7:45pm

franz from Baden, Austria

A most elegant house in a pristine and serene setting. Reminds me of Appomattox Court House a little ...

30 Jan 2017 10:20pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful house with a very interesting history and a superbly composed image !!!

30 Jan 2017 11:42pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a fine historic structure, well cared for due its significance. The places I find are run of the mill, small farmer and abandoned.

31 Jan 2017 1:34am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien belle

31 Jan 2017 2:43pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely porch. well documented

2 Feb 2017 12:33pm