This house is absolutely gorgeous but I felt I needed to recognize the sass in @brianbranton
post. Snark for days honey! If you’re not following him already, go right now and ogle his amazing #christmastrees
and decor. They’re spectacular!!!
I interrupt my nonstop Christmas postings to present this absolutely stunning Georgian home in Chestertown, MD. Could someone please put this in my stocking! Widehall was built in 1769 by Thomas Smyth. First of all, can we please just focus on the name for a minute. Widehall? That’s all he could think of?! I am sure it has a lovely hall, and I bet it is very wide, but could he not be a little more creative?! If I took this approach, my house would be named Nokitchen. Lol. Thomas Smyth was a merchant, shipbuilder and obviously shipowner, who traded with the British West Indies, making him one of the wealthiest men in Kent County. Duh. I mean look at this house. After the Chestertown tea party of 1774 (yes that’s right - the Chestertown tea party. Everyone knows Boston, but there were similar protests throughout the colonies from Charleston to Maine), Smyth was elected chairman of the local Corrimittee of Correspondence and later became Head of Maryland's revolutionary provisional government. In this capacity he was the provisional governor of Maryland, and served in this office until 1776 when the state's first constitution was framed and its first governor elected. The next owner was also a Governor of Maryland, Robert Wright. He lived in Widehall only a few years, when he sold it to Ezekiel Chambers, who was only a senator. Loser.
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