National Geographic : 1954 Apr
Scented Boxwood Greets Garden Club Visitors ataKent County Home Architects callHinching ham anoutstanding ex ample ofthetwo-story brick dwelling that ap peared ontheAmerican scene between themiddle ofthe18th century andthe Revolution. Typically, the builders fixed thedate of construction, 1774, onthe gable ends. Hinchingham's level fields formed part of alarge grant ontheEast ernShore. Patented in 1659 toThomas Hynson, thetract contained 2,200 acres. The present owner's wife, Mrs. Clifton M.Mil ler,descends from Hynson. ©National Geographic Society Kodachrome byNational Geographic Photographer Bates Littlehales +Antler Stairs Grace a Chestertown House Chestertown, Kent County, hadareputation forgaiety before theRev olution. Ringgold House, part ofitthen used by English officers asaclub, rang with toasts drunk to theKing infinewines. A double staircase such as thiswasthought toresem bleadeer's antlers. The present owner is Washington College. Its president, Dr.Daniel Gib son, sitsinthehallwith hisfamily.