Historic home in Sparks to open for special tour

March 29, 1992

Young Jacob's Choice, a federal-style house built on a Belfast Road hilltop in Sparks in 1801, will be open for a special tour from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 9 to commemorate Preservation Month in Baltimore County.

The house at 720 Belfast Road was constructed by Quaker builders in the early 19th century.

The first owner was William Ensor, and succeeding generations of his family lived there and farmed the land. The farm was featured on the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage in 1986 and was added to the list of county landmarks last year.

The May program, sponsored by the Baltimore County Historical Trust, includes a "pig-pickin' " supper and picnic, games, live music and a raffle.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 7 to 12. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Reservations should be made by April 17.

Additional information is available from Lew Bowers, 472-4355, or Judith Kremen, 321-6725.

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