Remains of Isaac Van Bibber

Remains of Isaac Van Bibber


Fells Point, Baltimore House

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Henry Van Bibber and Catherine Ann Bougard
James Van Bibber and Anna Laroun
Isaac Van Bibber and Ann Chew
Washington Van Bibber and Lucretia Emory
Isaac Van Bibber and Hannah Catherine Archer
George Lindenberger VanBibber and Hannah Catherine Archer
George Lindenberger VanBibber, Jr. and Adeline Franklin
Harriet Lewis VanBibber and James Alexis Shriver

In the National Register Listings in Maryland is the Olney Farm's main building, a 2 1/2-story brick house generally called "the mansion" at 1001 Old Joppa Road, Joppa, Harford County, Maryland, which includes the c. 1815 paneling removed from the Isaac Van Bibber, Thames Street house in Fells Point, Baltimore.
It also includes the marble Ionic portico from William Small's c. 1830 Baltimore Athenaeum at Charles and Franklin Streets, Baltimore, and a marble bas-relief plaque designed by Pierre L'Enfant for Robert Morris's great 1795 house in Philadelphia.

Begun in 1810 as a typical five-bay, Flemish bond, center-hall "I" house and continuously dynamic for six generations, this house was evolved into a museum of Maryland architecture incorporating a c. 1850 formal parlor across the rear (east) and a summer kitchen to the south off the 1810 kitchen. These relatively ordinary shells have been embellished by high-style additions salvaged from demolished buildings in Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Isaac Van Bibber was born 25 Feb 1735/36 in Cecil Co., MD and died 21 Apr 1825. He married Ann Chew on 27 Nov 1768 in Cecil Co., MD, the daughter of Benjamin Chew IV and Sarah Bond.

J. Alexis Shriver (1872-1951), a man prominent in local and state historical and agricultural matters who lived at Olney from 1890 until his death, installed at Olney a remarkable collection of material saved from historic buildings in the region. These rescued bit are all that remain of these fine buildings and have turned Olney into a living museum of the building art.

In his waning years, Shriver devoted his time mostly to placement of road markers and writing short articles for local papers. He died at his residence, Olney, at age 79 on February 6, 1951 survived by his wife, Harriet Van Bibber Shriver.

The Maryland Historical Society holds the J. Alexis Shriver Papers

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