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Coffren House, 10007 Croom Road, Croom, Prince George's County, MD

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Summary

Significance: The Coffren House, and adjacent Coffren Store, are significant as a surviving, rural general merchandise store and storekeepers dwelling complex. Once a familiar part of the rural landscape, the crossroads store complex is now rarely seen, with such architectural integrity. The house is a good example of a side-hall-and-double-parlor plan, a house type popular among the planter and merchant class in Prince George's County during the early to mid 19th-century. Its interior architectural details are in the Greek Revival style. Having been constructed in 1861, it is a later example of both this house type and stylistic detailing.
Survey number: HABS MD-988
Building/structure dates: 1861 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after. 1893- before. 1900 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1950 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1985 Subsequent Work

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Date

1950
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Coffren, John
Rothrock, Gail, field team
Pearl, Susan G, field team
Klugh, T, transmitter
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Lavoie, Catherine C, historian
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Location

Croom Acres38.75250, -76.76417
Google Map of 38.7525, -76.764167
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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