Whitakker Chambers Farm

E. Saw Mill Rd., Westminster, Maryland

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Description 

Home of Whittaker Chambers, an ex-Communist whose revelations about his past espionage activities with Alger Hiss, a former State Department official, had major political repercussions after World War II. Here Chambers turned over the "pumpkin papers" implicating Hiss and later wrote "Witness," his best-selling autobiography. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 17, 1988

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 17, 1988
Reference number
88001824
NR name
Chambers, Whitakker, Farm
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1925-1949
Significant year
1941
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 10
Non-contributing buildings: 2