Pemberton Hall (Salisbury, Maryland)
|Location||Pemberton Rd., Salisbury, Maryland|
|Area||560 acres (230 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||71000379|
|Added to NRHP||February 18, 1971|
Pemberton Hall is a historic home located at Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States. It is a 1 1⁄2-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.
Pemberton Hall was built by Col. Isaac Handy (d. 1762).
During the American Civil War, the Hall was the home of Allison Parsons, a Southern sympathizer. Despite the Federal troops encamped in Salisbury, Parsons insisted on firing a cannon upon the receipt of news of each Confederate victory. After Parsons ignored orders to cease the firings, U.S. Army soldiers raided Pemberton Hall intent on silencing the cannon. Their efforts were thwarted by Parsons, who had buried the cannon before their arrival. "In addition to the cannon firing which provoked the raid, Parsons used Pemberton Hall as a rendezvous for Eastern Shore Confederate sympathizers.".
Seth Taylor owned Pemberton Hall from 1931 to 1963, at which time the Pemberton Hall Foundation took it over and restored the house.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Edward C. Papenfuse; et al. ""A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789"". Archives of Maryland.
- http://mht.maryland.gov/nr/NRDetail.aspx?NRID=51%7CMaryland Historical Trust, Pemberton Hall
- Paul B. Touart (March 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Pemberton Hall" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
Media related to Pemberton Hall (Salisbury, Maryland) at Wikimedia Commons
- Pemberton Hall, Wicomico County, including photo from 1998, at Maryland Historical Trust
- Pemberton Park website
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