804 Amherst Street

A vernacular frame farmhouse occupies the lot at 804 Amherst Street. Like the Toll House, the land was originally part of the Glen Burnie estate, owned by Col. James Wood. The son of James Wood sold this land to Robert Steele, a Scottish immigrant. Mr. Steele was a gardener, well-known and liked in the area for his vegetables and flower beds. Mr. Steele's residence is reported to have been 338 Amherst St. in William Greenway Russell's What I Know About Winchester.

Information on this building's history is scarce. The Lake Atlas lists the property as owned by Robert Steele in 1885. The deed trail has so far only been traced back to 1929, when M. M. Lynch, Executor of Ellen C. Anderson, transferred the property to Charles R. Anderson in Frederick County Deed Book 48 page 255.