DID YOU KNOW?
The Office at Sunrise Beach
In 1951 and 1952, lots were advertised for sale in the
Baltimore Sun and the Evening Sun for $495 per lot and $695
per waterfront lot to build summer cottages (a getaway from
the city life). During the purchase process, paperwork was
provided along with your sales agreement.
Paperwork included rules for burning fires on your lot. There
was also a prohibition for the cutting of trees, only to be done
when an owner decided to build, and the only trees permitted
to be cut at that time were those necessary for building. The
document was titled, “DO NOT DESTROY IN A DAY WHAT
NATURE CREATED IN A LIFETIME.” This was implemented
because individuals from outside the area with no interest in
property owners of Sunrise Beach were soliciting the cutting of
trees to sell the timber for profit. These restrictions were put in
place to preserve Sunrise Beach and make it one of the finest
Note: This is not the actual structure but shows the likeness of what I recall as a young boy. If anyone has an actual photo of the structure that was never completed, please email us [HERE].
Almost A Store.....
Long before there was a local Wawa, Sunrise Beach/Arden on the Severn attempted to construct a community store on the corner of Whitney’s Landing and Sunrise Beach Road.
Well into the construction, concrete block walls stood when the owners/builders applied for a liquor license. The community stepped in and protested the liquor license, and that was the end of the community store.
When I was a kid, I remember exploring the overgrown structure as we played in the area.
All of this disappeared by the time the house that is now there was constructed in 1989.