Christmas in St. Michaels Tour of Homes decorated for the holidays If you’ve ever walked the streets of St. Michaels and wondered what it would be like to peek into some of the unique and historic homes that dot the town, now is your chance. This year’s Christmas in St. Michaels Tour of Homes, December 9-10, features a mix of waterfront estates and waterman’s cottages in and around town. In a weekend packed with parties, parades and special events, the Tour of Homes is the highlight, drawing visitors from far and wide for a close-up look at the past and the present. Eight homes are featured on this year’s tour ~ six in St. Michaels and two in nearby Bozman. This year’s tour features several renovated old homes with modern interiors, new homes built to look old, and one house that played a role in the battle that gave St. Michaels its nickname ~ the Town that Fooled the British. Transportation is provided to all out-of-town locations. Tickets are $25 for both days.
Drawing by Anne Allbeury-Hock family and immediately fell in love with the town and with this house. Jennifer’s words upon her first stroll down Locust Street were, “Oh my goodness, there is the home of my dreams!” The house has had only two previous owners. The small cottage on the left is known as the Marshall House and is an original 200-yearold watermen’s home. The larger house on the right is a replica of one that was present circa 1870. In 2006, the replica was constructed, the Marshall House entirely renovated and the two connected to form a single home. The structure of the Marshall House was preserved during renovation, as were the f loorboards and ceiling beams upstairs ~ these remain the most historic
104 Locust Street After several years abroad, newlyweds Jonathan Dietrich and Jennifer Shatwell visited St. Michaels to celebrate Christmas with their 41
Tidewater Times December 2017