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