The Glebe House is architecturally significant reflecting late 18th century vernacular building traditions on the lower Eastern Shore. It also figures historically in the development of the Episcopal Church of Somerset County as the only surviving 18th century dwelling erected as an official glebe on the Eastern Shore. Episcopal ministers were provided shelter and profits from the glebe during their terms of service.
The house has also traditionally been known as the 'Samuel Chase' House but there's actually no proven link to the historic figure - but since it's well-known by that name we have kept the reference.
In 2022 the Trust purchased the property and considered relocating and restoring the building within the Princess Anne area. After consultation with the house mover, it was not feasible to move the building but fortunately they knew of a prospective buyer. The Trust was able to sell the property to T.J. and Frances Mumford, who are currently doing substantial restoration of the property, including moving another historic structure to serve as a kitchen ell on the back of the house. Restoration should be completed by 2024 and we're happy to see the building remain in its original location with an historically sensitive restoration.