Cecil’s Country Store

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Blog | 4 comments

Cecil's Country Store, Indian Bridge Road, Great Mills, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Cecil’s Country Store

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Cecil’s Country Store

Cecil’s Country Store is located on Indian Bridge Road near the junction with Maryland Route 5 in what has become known as the Cecil’s Mill Historic District. The four buildings which make up the Historic District were added to the National Register of Historic Places in July 1977.  The mill located across the road is the primary building in the Historic District.  We will look at Cecil’s Old Mill in the next post.

Cecil's Country Store, Indian Bridge Road, Great Mills, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Cecil’s Country Store

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The General Store dates from 1906 and is currently operated by the Crafts Guild of St. Mary’s County. It features antiques, crafts and gifts from local sources, more details of which can be found here.  For many years the store also housed the Great Mills Post Office.  Five members of the Cecil family have been the postmasters.

Cecil's Country Store, Indian Bridge Road, Great Mills, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Cecil’s Country Store

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The comment on the listing in National Register of Historic Places says that the buildings in the Historic District “are reminders of the passing of an era in the rural life of the County”.  With that in mind, I decided to try to recreate a version of the opening image as if the picture was captured when the building was first constructed.

 

4 Comments

  1. Wow, that is some vivid red in the first image. I also am liking the texture effect you added to the second. Quality work!
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  2. That is a very cool ‘old style’ effect on that bottom image. Nice!
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  3. Love the old time feel to the last image Mark. Really fits the subject.
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  4. I agree with Len about the last shot. The processing is perfect for the subject.
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