IT'S PHOTO FRIDAY! Today, we present to you a photo of the Hopkins House.
The original owner of the Hopkins House, John Thomas Chew Hopkins, was born in 1843 in Havre de Grace to Thomas Chew Hopkins and Priscilla Worthington. He had an illustrious career after graduating from St. John’s College in Annapolis and reading law with Stevenson Archer in Bel Air. He was admitted to the Bar in 1865. He went on to become a member of the State Legislature, States Attorney for Harford County, and Deputy Collector of the Port of Baltimore.
Hopkins met and fell in love with a South Carolina debutante. Wanting to impress his new bride, he bought the lot that now holds the Hopkins House and moved the small Victorian house that once stood there to Broadway. Then in 1879, he hired Jacob Bull, a well-known local builder to construct the existing house - complete with the two story bay windows, plaster medallions, and marble mantles that marked the home of wealthy men of his day. Hopkins career continued to blossom and he went on to found and act as president of the Second National Bank on Office Street in Bel Air.
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Photographs are starting to arrive and each one has a unique story to tell. To make it easier for you to post your photographs, please email them to email@example.com and include a brief description of the photo so we can share with our followers. We hope to add new photos each Friday.
Today’s picture is from the Historical Society’s collection and captures the Kelly orchard that once stood where the Howard Park subdivision is situated today. ... See MoreSee Less
This photo was posted by Helen Smith Braun. This picture was taken in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Third grade class, 1949. I think this School was at the end of Wilson Street. Wilson Street and Bloomsbury. Does anybody remember this? ... See MoreSee Less
In May, the Society’s Facebook followers enjoyed our "This Place Matters" photographs so much that we decided to continue the program, but just a little differently. We are inviting members to share their photos of Harford County’s historic places, people and events with us. Each month we will introduce a new topic and invite you to share your historic photos with us on our Facebook page each Friday.
Harford County has a fascinating horse racing history with two major race tracks and many equine breeders, trainers and related industries. Now, the tracks are just a memory but the many legends live on. We encourage you to share photos of the race tracks, the horses and the people who were behind this legendary part of the county’s history.
To start the September Photo Friday project, here are two photographs taken at the Bel Air Race Track showing the grandstand and a parade. We are not sure of the date or the actual event, but encourage you to share your memories of this and other race track events throughout the county, along with photos of some of the famous horses, their owners, trainers and for added fun consider including some of the racing stories from these bygone days. ... See MoreSee Less