National Burger Day

05/28/2016
By Preservation Maryland

Could there be a better time to celebrate National Burger Day than over Memorial Day Weekend!? On Day 28 of Maryland Preservation Month we are examining one unique connection between Maryland heritage and the summer cook-out staple.

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Clynmalira Estate in Baltimore County, MD

Clynmalira is a historic 5,000 acre plot of land in Monkton, Maryland in Baltimore County. The land was surveyed in 1705 and patented in 1711 for Charles Carroll, the Attorney General of Lord Baltimore. The property is said to have been named “Clynmalira” after an ancient Carroll estate the family lost in Ireland during political upheaval and may mean “sweet air” in gaelic.  The Carrolls left the land mostly untouched for over a century, until the great-great-grandson of Charles Carroll, Henry Carroll, built an estate on the land out of bricks made on the property in 1822. Although the estate’s property has shrunk down to 9.2 acres of land, the manor house has been preserved in the colonial style. The preservation work of the previous owners earned them a preservation award from the Baltimore County Preservation Commission and the federal-style brick house is listed as a Baltimore County landmark.

 

So what does any of this have to do with burgers?

Today, a portion of Clynmalira’s historic acreage is owned by Roseda Beef and is used as a natural, grass-fed, black angus farm. Many area restaurants use this locally sourced beef for the delicious, sustainable burgers on their menus. So, if you aren’t at the beach this weekend and you want to celebrate National Burger Day with a burger that is connected to Maryland’s heritage try a burger at one of these wonderful locations:

Our Preservation Month posts were written and prepared by Rachel Rettaliata, one of Preservation Maryland’s Waxter Interns. Rachel’s work with us focuses on communications and advocacy. She is a Fulbright Scholar, and will be attending the historic preservation program at the University of Maryland this fall. Learn more about Rachel and our intern program here: presmd.org/waxter. 

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