Historic “Silverton” Estate in Havre De Grace

By: Tim Hopkins

The Silverton Estate is a beautifully restored historic home in the Deer Creek region of Harford County.

Dr. Silver

Dr. Silas Silver built Silverton in 1858 and was designed by architect, William H. Reasin  who is well known for his designs of famous, landmarks in Baltimore City such as:

Many of us pass this historic landmark everyday but few of us know the history of it’s architecture.

Silverton Restored Silverton



Silverton Circa 1858

Silverton Circa 1858

The Silver District

The Silverton estate is a part of the Silver Houses Historic District. Built by the Silver family in the hills of Deer Creek Valley; the “Silver District” consists of  four homes and church. These homes and church are unique due their architectural design and superior materials in the stone and carpentry.  Such details in architecture are very rare in rural, farm areas where many of the homes of the time are simple and often piecemeal.

Deer Creek Harmony Church

Deer Creek Harmony Church


Beauty Restored

Over 150 years later, Silverton’s award winning restoration was completed in 2000 and includes:

  • Finished basement
  • Updated HVAC
  • Updated kitchens and bathrooms
  • Sunroom
  • Original lighting and hardware were left intact when possible
  • Refinished original hardwood
  • Addition of master suite in keeping with the style of original structure
  • Landscaping
  • Hardscaping/Patio
  • Restored outbuildings

Today, this prestigious history, beautiful views and elegance can be owned. Enjoy a photo book tour of Silverton.

About the Author: Tim holds the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation and has been a licensed realtor since 1981. From 1996 to 2015 Tim was the broker/owner of Harry Hopkins Company, a family-owned real estate firm founded in 1961. He has also owned residential and commercial rental properties in the Baltimore Metro region.

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