Albanus Phillips Inn

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314 Mill Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

Located in Cambridge’s historic district, this Queen Anne Victorian was built for Albanus Phillips of the globally recognized Phillips Packing Company. The interior is palatial and was designed for formal entertaining with Italian Renaissance and Edwardian embellishments. The home has hosted famous guests including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The eight bedroom Inn features his and hers parlors, a conservatory, a master bath with chandelier and columns. Each bedroom has a unique decor and the spacious Inn has been decorated with original period pieces. A gourmet breakfast is served daily. This historic house is located within blocks of the central business district, government buildings, excellent restaurants, shops and the Choptank River waterfront.

The house was designed by the then-young architect William van Alen who had just come off the completion of the Astor Hotel in Times Square, New York. Additionally he designed for Phillips the new headquarters for the Phillips Packing Company, two factory buildings, an expansion of his bank, and other Cambridge projects. Ten years after completion of these projects he went on to design the Chrysler Building in New York, Project management and designing of some detail work on the interior and landscaping was done by Philadelphia architect Crawford. An example of this is the 3 first floor fireplaces, each with a different motif done in hand-painted and fired tiles.

The Albanus Phillips Inn on Mill Street is one of the most important and prominent historic houses on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Construction from 1903 and final additions completed 1910. The house is registered on the National Historic Trust.

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