Owners of houses that pre-date a railroad can demand, and get, a private crossing,
at least if the railroad wants to build through that owner's property.
"Sophia's Dairy (Probably Sophia's Dowry) Left by Capt. Hall of Cranberry in 1737
to his daughter Sophia, who married Col. Thomas White, father of Bishop Wm. White
of Philadelphia, Mrs. Robert Morris and Sophia, who married Aquilla Hall. He built
this house in 1768, one of the finest colonial buildings in Harford County."
house interior 2017