Dorchester’s Country Churches: Taylors Island Chapel of Ease dates to early days

TAYLORS ISLAND — Estimated to date to the third quarter of the eighteenth century, the structural frame of the Taylors Island Chapel of Ease reflects the presence of the Anglican Church in Dorchester County when few other denominations were active. Built with exposed and decorated corner posts, plates, and wall posts finished with corner beads, […]

St. Thomas M.E. Church serves Bishops Head

BISHOPS HEAD — The St. Thomas Methodist Episcopal Church is one of the most prominent historic structures to remain standing in the community of Bishops Head in southwestern Dorchester County, information from the Maryland Historical Trust says. Built in1900-01, the large gable-front frame structure bas a three-story comer entrance and bell tower as well as […]

$600,000 for historic preservation projects

CROWNSVILLE — The Hogan administration last week announced that 10 projects were recently awarded funds by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) through the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program, which assists brick-and-mortar historic preservation projects across Maryland. MHT, an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning, received more than 40 applications for projects competing for $600,000 […]