Beginning in 1983, the Somerset County Historical Trust co-sponsored along with the Maryland Historical Trust an expanded survey of historic sites that established the research and documentation for Somerset: An Architectural History, published in 1990.
This award winning volume, written by Paul Baker Touart, is the definitive resource book for the historical architecture of Somerset County spanning more than three centuries. It begins with a primer on Eastern Shore history, early building practices, and concludes with a carefully researched history and description of over 300 houses and other valuable structures. The book captures the complex evolution of its building history and at the same time weaves together the intricate patterns of social and economic themes that have shaped Somerset County life.
For old and new lovers of tradition there will never be a more complete directory of our tangible architectural heritage.
Also by Paul Baker Touart:
At the Crossroads: The Architectural History
Along the Seaboard Side: The Architectural History of Worcester County, Maryland
At the Head of the Bay: A Cultural and Architectural History or Cecil County, Maryland