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Montpelier, Montpelier Drive & State Route 197, Laurel, Prince George's County, MD

Montpelier, Montpelier Drive & State Route 197, Laurel, Prince George's County, MD

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Montpelier is a National Historic Landmark as a distinguished example of a late Georgian, five-part plantation house with exceptionally fine interior detailing. Montpelier is also of significance as the primary homeplace of the Snowden family who received the original land grant for this area, first settling here ca. 1690. Through their iron works, and later their textile mills, the Snowden family developed and dominated the local economy for well over a century.
Survey number: HABS MD-140
Building/structure dates: ca. 1783 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1794-1795 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000852

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Snowden, Thomas
Snowden, Anne
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Brostrup, John O, photographer
Pickering, E H, photographer
Nichols, Frederick D, photographer
Lavoie, Catherine C, historian
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Location

Laurel Wood39.07014, -76.84297
Google Map of 39.070142, -76.8429671
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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