Capt. Salem Avery House

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Capt. Salem Avery House
Capt. Salem Avery House May 10.JPG
Capt. Salem Avery House, May 2010
Capt. Salem Avery House is located in Maryland
Capt. Salem Avery House
Location 1418 East West Shady Side Rd., Shady Side, Maryland
Coordinates 38°51′7″N 76°30′43″W / 38.85194°N 76.51194°W / 38.85194; -76.51194Coordinates: 38°51′7″N 76°30′43″W / 38.85194°N 76.51194°W / 38.85194; -76.51194
Built 1860
Architectural style Other
Governing body Shady Side Rural Heritage Society
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP December 21, 2005

The Capt. Salem Avery House is a historic home and museum at Shady Side, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. It is a two-story frame building, located on a 0.75-acre (3,000 m2) rectangular lot, overlooking the West River and Chesapeake Bay. The property consists of the main house with additions; three sheds formerly used as bath houses; and a modern boathouse built in 1993, featuring the locally built EDNA FLORENCE, a 1937 Chesapeake Bay deadrise workboat. The two-story house consists of the original residence, constructed about 1860, which was later expanded the 19th century and in the 1920s, by the National Masonic Fishing and Country Club.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

The house is now a local history museum known as Captain Salem Avery Museum, and is operated by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". Capt. Salem Avery House, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-11-21. 

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