SOURCE: Rowland Mansion

November 07, 2007 12:31 ET

Rowland Mansion Is on the Market - Office or Residential Use Optional

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - November 7, 2007) - The strength of history is combined with today's modern conveniences as Samuel C. Rowland's childhood home is up for sale at a mere $849,000. Built in 1856 by James H. Rowland, 23 South Main Street, Port Deposit, Maryland, is a 5000+ square foot solid granite mansion designed in the Greek revival and Italianate style with cathedral ceilings throughout. Completely restored, the building includes central AC / natural gas heat and upgraded electrical system and cabling without compromising the original beauty of the original wood floors, granite walls and stained glass architecture. The open basement conveys raised cement flooring with French drains and granite interior walls. It is great for a workshop, file storage or wine cellar.

Samuel's great grandfather, John Rowland, immigrated to America from Wales in 1640. His grandfather, Samuel Rowland, established his career in the lumber business and was a major financier and pioneer in the development of Port Deposit. Samuel's father, also a lumber executive and strong financier, built Rowland Mansion using the finest lumber and Port Deposit granite available. Samuel himself followed in their footsteps, adding the railroad industry and banking to the list of his many successes. In 1904, Rowland Mansion was sold to the Presbyterian Church and used as their manse until it was sold to private owners in 1983.

Mark and Susan Vogel bought the mansion in 2006 and have implemented all necessary steps and approvals to convert this mansion into an office building. The main parlor is perfect for entertaining guests and holding meetings. The huge executive office displays views throughout the town. Some of the many offices offer Susquehanna River views. The reception area is spectacular with gorgeous stained glass! Off street parking is located next to the building's private courtyard and gardens. This place really takes you back to the 19th Century. The offices are easily dividable for sub-lease.

The entire town of Port Deposit is on the National Historical Register.

10 Minutes from Aberdeen Proving Ground and 1 minute from Bainbridge and I-95, Port Deposit is centrally located between Baltimore and Wilmington / Philadelphia.

Any lease offer will also be considered. For more information and pictures, please see, call Susan at (703) 919-2387 or email

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    Susan Waller