Deal Island denizens blame state for landmark's decay

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DEAL ISLAND -- The fate of the historic Severn Mister House will not be determined by the people of Deal Island.
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Joan Hays

Redmond, WA

#1 Dec 16, 2006
It would be a shame to lose this historic house. As a descendant of Severn and his father, the Pirate Marmaduke Mister, I hope it can be saved and restored.
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#2 Jan 14, 2007
Joan Hays wrote:
It would be a shame to lose this historic house. As a descendant of Severn and his father, the Pirate Marmaduke Mister, I hope it can be saved and restored.
The state has started some work on the property. I would suggest that you contact Maryland State Sentor Horman Conway in Annapois MD to express your support.
Gregory Padgham

Salisbury, MD

#3 Jun 29, 2007
Joan Hays wrote:
It would be a shame to lose this historic house. As a descendant of Severn and his father, the Pirate Marmaduke Mister, I hope it can be saved and restored.
Ms. Hays,
I own an historical house in Princess Anne and own a small cottage on Deal Island as well. I have noticed the Severn Mister house needs work and should be restored if at all possible. I would be willing to do what I can to continue a dialogue with the DNR and the Somerset County Historical Trust to see what we can do to save this house. Apparently the DNR and the Trust are waiting to see if locals are interested in putting their heads together to come up with ideas. Please contact me by email if you know of other persons on Deal Island who are interested in putting our heads together to see what we can do.
Craig Webster

Baltimore, MD

#4 Jul 6, 2007
Gregory Padgham wrote:
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Ms. Hays,
I own an historical house in Princess Anne and own a small cottage on Deal Island as well. I have noticed the Severn Mister house needs work and should be restored if at all possible. I would be willing to do what I can to continue a dialogue with the DNR and the Somerset County Historical Trust to see what we can do to save this house. Apparently the DNR and the Trust are waiting to see if locals are interested in putting their heads together to come up with ideas. Please contact me by email if you know of other persons on Deal Island who are interested in putting our heads together to see what we can do.
I am Craig E. Webster craigewebster@gmail.com I got DNR to do some stablization work at a cost of $25,000 so far. I know the house needs to be saved. Secretary John Griffin and Delagate Norm Conway are behind this project 100%
Joan Hays

Redmond, WA

#5 Jul 21, 2007
What is the status of the restortion? Has it proceeded?
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#6 Oct 15, 2007
Joan Hays wrote:
What is the status of the restortion? Has it proceeded?
I suggest you contact Delegate Norman Conway at 1-800-4927122 and ask for the apprioations committee. Ask for Karen or Delegate Conway and ask them for an update
Craig Webster

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#7 Dec 29, 2007
The Project is at a standstill. DNR has put any more funds in it and does not know what to do with the oldest house...on Deal Island. The state should not have bought it then
Gregory Padgham

Salisbury, MD

#8 Jan 16, 2008
The state should consider selling it to the Somerset County Historical Trust, the Somerset County Historical Societ, or perhaps Somerset County itself. One of these organizations could work to get grants and donations to restore the house.
SEVERN MISTER HOUSE

Linkwood, MD

#9 Jun 14, 2008
Information wrote:
<quoted text>I suggest you contact Delegate Norman Conway at 1-800-4927122 and ask for the appropriations committee. Ask for Karen or Delegate Conway and ask them for an update
The Department of Natural Resources has boarded up the house. How would the citizens of Princess Anne like it if its oldest house had boards over the windows...

Since: Apr 08

Cambridge, MD

#10 Sep 13, 2008
THE SEVERN MISTER HOUSE OR THE OTHER NAME FOR IT THE BRADSHAW HOUSE IS STILL BOARDED UP. The Department of Natural Resources should have not bought the oldest house on Deal Island,if they were not going to restore it.

Since: Apr 08

Linkwood, MD

#11 Jan 4, 2009
THE SEVERN MISTER HOUSE HAS BEEN FORGOTTEN BY DNR..THEY SHOULD HAVE NOT BOUGHT IT. IT IS THE OLDEST HOUSE OF DEAL ISLAND AND IN A NATIONAL REGISTER HISTORIC DISTRIC. COME ON SOMERSET COUNTY HISTORIC TRUST, MARYLAND HISTORIC TRUST,BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS,DNR...IF IT WAS PEMBERTON HALL,TEAGLE MANSION, OR SOME OTHER HISTORIC HOUSE..THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPEN. THE PEOPLE OF DEAL ISLAND MARYLAND DESERVE BETTER..
WHERES RODNEY LITTLE

Berlin, MD

#12 Jul 14, 2009
The director of the state Historic Trust is given the obligation to preserve landmarks like the Severn Mister (Bradshaw House) Will DNR sit on its ass another year ...will Mr. Little and Ms. Yerges do anything to preserve the oldest house on Deal Island...Stay Tuned for

Since: Apr 08

Cambridge, MD

#13 Aug 11, 2009
WHO IS THE PERSON LOOKING OUT FOR HISTORIC LANDMARKS AT DNR.

Since: Apr 08

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#14 Oct 25, 2009
mrdealisland wrote:
WHO IS THE PERSON LOOKING OUT FOR HISTORIC LANDMARKS AT DNR.
THE SEVERN MISTER HOUSE, BRADSHAW HOUSE IS STILL BOARDED UP. MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IS DOING THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE A DISERVICE BY KEEPING IT BOARDED UP AND NOT RESTORING IT. RODNEY LITTLE WHERE ARE YOU? Mr. Little is head of the MD historic trust in annapolis.
SEVERN MISTER HOUSE

United States

#15 Dec 27, 2009
The Severn Mister house also know as the Bradshaw house ... the oldest existing house on Deal Island has still not been restored by the state who owns it. The oldest house on Deal Island needs your help,contact your delegate, THE SOMERSET COUNTY HISTORIC TRUST, THE MARYLAND HISTORIC TRUST. The house is in a Dept. Of INTERIOR HISTORIC DISTRIC. COME ON SOMEBODY RESTORE THE HOUSE OR PROVIDE THE FUNDS.

Since: Apr 08

Linkwood, MD

#16 Feb 9, 2010
SOMESET COUNTY LANDMARK STILL BOARDED UP. THE SEVERN MISTER HOUSE, ALSO CALLED THE BRADSHAW HOUSE OWNED BY THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES STILL REMAINS BOARDED UP. THE SEVERN MISTER HOUSE IS THE OLDEST HOUSE ON DEAL ISLAND AND IS A NATIOMAL HISTORIC DISTRIC. CONTACT YOUR STATE DELEGATE PAGE ELMORE OR YOUR STATE SENATOR LOWELL STOLFUS...GALE YERGES WITH SOMERSET HISTORICAL TRUST AND RODNEY LITTLE WITH THE MARYLAND HISTORICAL TRUST. COME ON MARYLAND NATURAL RESOURCES RESTORE THE HOUSE YOU BOUGHT
CONCERNED

Baltimore, MD

#17 Feb 18, 2010
THE DEPARTMENT OF NAUTURAL RESOURCES WHICH OWNS THIS HISTORIC HOUSE AND THE MARYLAND HISTORIC TRUST SHOULD GET TOGETHER WITH THE PEOPLE OF DEAL ISLAND AND RESTORE THE OLDEST HOUSE THE SEVERN MISTER HOUSE..BRADSHAW HOUSE...COME ON LEGISLATORS, BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS,GOVERNOR..SOMERSET HISTORIC TRUST HELP
Crabman

United States

#18 Mar 12, 2010
if this place had anything to do with black history(true or false)the government would put millions into saving it. The way it stands,consider it gone!

Since: Apr 08

Salisbury, MD

#19 Jul 25, 2010
THE SEVERN MISTER HOUSE-BRADSHAW HOUSE IS STILL NOT BEEN RESTORED. IT IS THE OLDEST HOUSE ON DEAL ISLAND..I SEE THE VANS AT THE MANSION IN PRINCESS ANNE EVERY DAY RESTORING THEIR LANDMARK. THE PEOPLE OF DEAL ISLAND DESERVE BETTER TREATMENT. MS YERGES HOW COME YOU AND RODNEY LITTLE THE HEAD OF THE HISTORIC TRUST HAVE COME TO NO AGREEMENT WITH LAWMAKERS AND DNR. IT IS IN A DEPT. OF INTERIOR HISTORIC DISTRIC.
WHERE ARE THEY

Easton, MD

#20 Oct 13, 2010
Gregory Padgham wrote:
The state should consider selling it to the Somerset County Historical Trust, the Somerset County Historical Societ, or perhaps Somerset County itself. One of these organizations could work to get grants and donations to restore the house.
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