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Genesar

Genesar is a 2 and a half story brick home that was built in 1732. It's located in Berlin, MD - in the South Point area - near the Sinepuxent Bay. Genesar is labeled as one of the earliest developments of formal Georgian design plans in the U.S.
Genesar was known to have one of the finest examples of glazed brickwork in the state of Maryland. Apparently, the home was vandalized in 1941. Whoever wrecked the building took paneling out of the home that was said to be one of the best colonial paneling on the entire east coast. Here are a few pictures taken in 1940:
Beautiful, Isn't it? I stopped to explore the grounds of Genesar today. Here's what I saw:
This sign posted on an exterior wall reads: 
Those who’ve hurt me most have gone and yet I still live on
Proud chimneys raised o’re beach and bays e’re basking in the sun
It’s for a reason I’ve been found by one who cares enough
To save me for those in years to come
A semblance of their fathers’ sweat
Those who read this rhyme today
Pray, look, and go in peace
And give a chance to those who dare sometime to recreate
-Genesar 1732
(I took the picture {above left} through a small hole in an exterior brick wall.)
(Sign reads, "Please respect the history of this building. Thanks."
Genesar is beautiful! Can't believe that I touched something from 1732 today. I'd like to know who actually owns the land now to talk to them (and to make sure they know that I love their investment). Crazy knowing that there is such great history and fabulously classic design in my little town. Have you ever visited Genesar?

& this wil conclude your history lesson for the evening! :)


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  • Ami Marie on

    Thanks, Sarah! I'm lovin' my history research lately!

  • Sarah on

    I love that you love it too! My ggggggggreat grandfather built this. I wish someone with enough money would come along and restore it. Awesome job on highlighting this treasure.

  • Ami Marie on

    Diane, I was wondering if I could interview you for ShoreBread Magazine about your connection to Genesar. I’d like to publish an article about the home during the month of October. Feel free to email me at ami@shorebread.com if you’re interested. www.shorebread.com Thank you! -Ami

  • Ami Marie Reist on

    I'm glad you found my Genesar post! I'd love to check out the Facebook page… I did a search for it put couldn't find it. If you get a chance, send me a link, please! Thanks :)

  • Anonymous on

    I've started a page on Facebook dedicated to Genesar. I hope you don't mind that I've added some of the photos you've taken of Genesar to the FB page? There is another house in close proximity to Genesar called Rackliffe House that was recently restored to its former glory. I wonder if Genesar will ever go that route. I'm not aware of any local preservation groups working to save it from decay. Enjoyed the page, thanks.



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