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Home nominated for national register

May 20, 1999

The Good-Hartle Farm south of Leitersburg may be honored for its historical importance.

The Washington County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to nominate the property on Md. 62 for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

The two-story house was built in 1765 and a stone addition was constructed in 1833. The farm's name comes from two of the owners, Jacob Good and George Hartle.

The nomination was recommended by the Washington County Historic District Commission. The nomination next goes to the Maryland Governor's office.

The farm qualifies for the register because of the historical significance of its physical design and construction, Washington County Chief Senior Planner Stephen Goodrich said.

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The main dwelling is an example of log construction from the county's early settlement period in the 1760s, which was rare, he said.

The house contains many intact examples of period features including an insulated puncheon floor, interior moldings and original weatherboard siding, he said.

The application for the nomination came from the property owners Jim and Lisa Wagner through their consultant, Merry Stinson.

A successful listing makes an owner eligible to apply for certain federal tax benefits and assistance. It does not block the house from demolition.

- Scott Butki

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