I took a little road trip to Princess Anne, Maryland today. This little town was one of the most picturesque towns I've visited on the Eastern Shore yet. Located at the head of the Manokin River, Princess Anne was formed in the 1600s and established as a municipality in 1733. The sidewalks were made of brick, the streets were lined with huge aged trees, and I was in Colonial, Federal, and Victorian heaven.
The Teackle Mansion is a highly elaborate example of Federal style architecture built by Littleton Dennis Teackle, one of the area's most influential men of the early 19th century. The Teackle mansion dates back to 1802, with additions from 1818-1819.
This 200-year-old, neoclassical brick structure stands as a historical centerpiece in Princess Anne, MD.
(Dress: Vintage found on Etsy, Shoes: Guess)
Tours of the Teackle Mansion are by appointment only and offered only in the summer season. The mansion tells an enchanting story of the role and lifestyles of Maryland gentry in the early 1800s. I snapped these pictures of the master bedroom, on the first floor, through the pressed glass windows.
I found the Teackle Mansion listed on the Somerset County Historical Society registry. This property is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mansion's superior quality, classic architecture, and non-mistakable style distinguish this building as one of America's national treasures.
I also visited the Cassius Dashiell House during this visit to Princess Anne. The Cassius Dashinell House, circa 1896, is a cross-gabled house that displays intricate Victorian sawn work and generous front and side porches. Absolutely beautiful. The private drive was so enticing, but I chose not to trespass. Admiration from the street side was fine.
If you ever get a chance, spend an afternoon in Princess Anne. The town offers a great walking tour and you can even call a number and get a phone-guided tour of historic properties. There are more than 42 historic places marked in this little town.
Can you imagine living in a place like this? "Oh, just come pick me up at my mansion? It's on Mansion Street." Must be nice! Glad the historical society claimed this property and does a great job preserving its history and culture.