Pemberton Hall (Salisbury, Maryland)

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Pemberton Hall
Pemberton Hall (Salisbury MD) from NW 1.JPG
Pemberton Hall (Salisbury, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Pemberton Hall (Salisbury, Maryland)
Location Pemberton Rd., Salisbury, Maryland
Coordinates 38°20′52″N 75°38′40″W / 38.347728°N 75.644573°W / 38.347728; -75.644573Coordinates: 38°20′52″N 75°38′40″W / 38.347728°N 75.644573°W / 38.347728; -75.644573
Built 1741
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Pemberton Hall Foundation, Inc.
NRHP Reference # 71000379[1]
Added to NRHP February 18, 1971

Pemberton Hall is a historic home located at Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States. It is a 1 12-story, three-bay, Flemish bond brick house with a gambrel roof. The construction date of "1741" is scratched in a brick above the side door. One of Isaac Handy's (d. 1763), builder of Pemberton Hall, five sons was George Handy (1756–1820), a charter member of the Society of the Cincinnati. During the American Civil War, the Hall was the home of Allison Parsons, a Southern sympathizer, who insisted on firing a cannon upon the receipt of news of each Confederate victory. In 1868, the Governor of Maryland, Elihu E. Jackson (1837–1907), purchased Pemberton Hall with James Cannon at a trustee's sale. Seth Taylor owned Pemberton Hall from 1931 to 1963, at which time the Pemberton Hall Foundation took it over and restored the house.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". Pemberton Hall, Wicomico County. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-11-21. 

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