Holly Hall (Elkton, Maryland)

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Holly Hall
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Holly Hall (Elkton, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Holly Hall (Elkton, Maryland)
Holly Hall (Elkton, Maryland) is located in the US
Holly Hall (Elkton, Maryland)
Location 259 S. Bridge St., Elkton, Maryland
Coordinates 39°36′8″N 75°49′41″W / 39.60222°N 75.82806°W / 39.60222; -75.82806Coordinates: 39°36′8″N 75°49′41″W / 39.60222°N 75.82806°W / 39.60222; -75.82806
Area 6.2 acres (2.5 ha)
Built 1810 (1810)
Built by Sewell, James
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 76000986[1]
Added to NRHP October 8, 1976

Holly Hall is a historic home located at Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland. Built by James Sewall ca. 1810-20, it is a 2 12-story, Federal-style brick mansion built about 1810. The one-story brick north wing was added as a chapel in the 20th century. Also on the property is a late-19th-century two-story wood tenant house and two concrete block buildings. A few holly trees remain of the many which gave this house its name. Its parapets are unique in Maryland.[2]

Holly Hall Oak[edit]

The Holly Hall Oak was a noted white oak on the grounds of Holly Hall, that was reputed to be more than 400 years old. It collapsed of old age and sheer size on 26 April 2009. The tree was threatened by the construction of a shopping center in the 1970s, but was saved by popular outcry. It had a circumference of 21.92 feet (6.68 m), height of 58 feet (18 m) and a spread of 78 feet (24 m) when it was last measured in 2008.[3]

Holly Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Mrs. Lester H. Wagaman and James Thomas Wollon, Jr. (January 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Holly Hall" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Historic Holly Hall Oak Collapses". Archived from the original on April 19, 2011. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 

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