925 Port Street: A County Owned Historical Treasure?
Port Street is Easton’s colonial highway and is over 300 years old. Despite the industrialization that occurred there in the 1920s, a remnant of that long gone thriving residential community still exists: 925 Port Street. The site is associated with events of local and national interest, including the War of 1812 and an Underground Railroad link. The house has seen the age of sailing packets, 130 years of steamboat landings, and a thriving commercial oyster fishery. Its inhabitants fought in the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Eli Pratt resided there from 1877-1938. Pratt, an oysterman and Union soldier at Gettysburg was one of President Abraham Lincoln’s bodyguards during the Civil War. Talbot County is seeking input from the community to roadmap a plan for the future of this historic home at an event that will take place in late September. If you’re interested in participating, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org