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Bostwick Hall, 3901 Forty-eighth Street, Bladensburg, Prince George's County, MD

Bostwick Hall, 3901 Forty-eighth Street, Bladensburg, Prince George's County, MD

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Bostwick is one of the first, and one of the few extant, structures built in Bladensburg upon its founding in 1742. Only four pre-Revolutionary War buildings now stand. Although altered over the years, it was one of the grandest homes constructed in the county during this period of early settlement. It is also of significance as the home of Christopher Lowndes, a merchant and manufacturer and one of Bladensburg's most prominent citizens. It was also the home of Benjamin Stoddert, who served as Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy.
Survey number: HABS MD-615
Building/structure dates: 1942- 1746 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after. 1785- before. 1813 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Subsequent Work

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Date

1904
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Lowndes, Christopher
Stoddart, Benjamin
Dieudonne, Jules
Rothrock, Gail, field team
Pearl, Susan G, field team
Klugh, T, transmitter
Boucher, Jack, photographer
Lavoie, Catherine C, historian
Brostrup, John O, photographer
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Location

Bladensburg (Md.)38.93928, -76.93386
Google Map of 38.9392779, -76.93386310000001
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

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