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Digges-Sasscer House, 14507 Elm Street, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, MD

Digges-Sasscer House, 14507 Elm Street, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, MD

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Digges-Sasscer house is one of the few extant early dwellings constructed in the town of Upper Marlboro. The house has evolved over time into its current form; the original (middle) section dating to the early-19th century with substantial additions the current main block in the 1840s and 1880s. It appears today as a mid-century, Georgian, I-house-style residence. The site is also representative of an early in-town residence with terraced lawns and sunken gardens, a stable near the road, a back service road, and other outbuildings including a smoke house and wood house. The Digges-Sasscer house is also significant for its association with the Digges and Sasscer families; both are old, prominent Prince George's County families, involved in state and local politics.
Survey number: HABS MD-986
Building/structure dates: 1826 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1840 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1881 Subsequent Work

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Date

1933 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Sasscer
Digges
Digges
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Lavoie, Catherine C, historian
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Location

Upper Marlboro38.81640, -76.75434
Google Map of 38.816396, -76.75434400000002
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

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