Lilacs of Rose Hill - 141 S. Main St.

Boonsboro, Maryland Walking Tour

Lilacs of Rose Hill - 141 S. Main St.

Boonsboro, Maryland 21713, United States

Created By: Kristin Bowl

Point of Interest Details

141 South Main St.- Lilacs of Rose Hill: The southernmost of these two similar buildings was built circa 1809 as a private residence by Dr. Ezra Slifer, which he named “Lilacs”. Since the hill was covered at that time with wild roses and was known as “Rose Hill”, the home became known as “The Lilacs of Rose Hill”. This became the setting for David R. Belascoe’s Civil War play, Heart of Maryland. In 1915 the play was made into a successful silent motion picture. In the mid- 1940’s it was converted to Reeder’s Memorial Nursing Home.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Boonsboro, Maryland Walking Tour


 

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