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Liriodendron, Barn, 502 West Gordon Street, Bel Air, Harford County, MD



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Location
502 West Gordon Street, Bel Air, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-327-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-89).
Significance: "Liriodendron" is a 108-acre estate consisting of a Renaissance-Revival mansion and a carriage house designed in 1897 by the architectural firm of Wyatt and Nolting for Dr. Howard A. Kelly of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Also on the estate is a ca. 1835 farmhouse, a bank barn which probably dates from the same period, a farmer's board and batten cottage (ca. 1850), and numerous outbuildings, including a corn crib, two ice houses, and a tool shed. The barn and carriage house are particularly important elements of the Liriodendron Estate. The size and craftsmanship of the barn is unique in the region, as this type of frame and stone bank barn has disappeared entirely from the Bel Air area. The barn has hand-hewn framing members and the rear overhang of the upper level is supported on full tree trunks. Attached to the east of the barn is the carriage house, also a frame bank barn on a stone foundation. Eyebrow dormers and novelty siding reveal its turn-of-the-century construction date. These two structures illustrate the evolution of the 19th-century Harford County farm into a summer estate.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Farming
Barns


Related Names
Smalling, Walter, Photographer
Dolinsky, Paul, Delineator
Cronenberger, Richard, Delineator
Newdorfer, William L., Delineator
Massengill, Rudy, Delineator
Berry, Reginald, Delineator
Shepherd, Les, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING NORTH
2. SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHEAST SIDES
3. SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHEAST SIDES FROM FARTHER EAST
4. SOUTHEAST SIDE
5. SOUTHEAST AND NORTHEAST SIDES
6. NORTHEAST AND NORTHWEST SIDES
7. NORTHWEST SIDE, DOOR CLOSED
8. NORTHWEST SIDE, DOOR OPEN
9. NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST SIDES, DOOR CLOSED
10. NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST SIDES, DOOR OPEN
11. NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST SIDES FROM FARTHER WEST
12. SOUTHWEST SIDE
13. DETAIL OF SOUTHEAST SIDE OF BARN
14. DETAIL OF LOWER LEVEL OF SOUTHEAST SIDE OF BARN
15. DETAIL OF CLOSED DOOR, SOUTHEAST SIDE OF BARN
16. DETAIL OF OPEN DOOR, SOUTHEAST SIDE OF BARN
17. DETAIL OF SOUTHEAST SIDE OF CARRIAGE HOUSE
18. DETAIL OF NORTH CORNER OF CARRIAGE HOUSE
19. DETAIL OF EYEBROW DORMERS, NORTHWEST SIDE OF CARRIAGE HOUSE
20. DETAIL OF NORTH JUNCTURE OF BARN AND CARRIAGE HOUSE, LOOKING SOUTH
21. DETAIL OF NORTH JUNCTURE OF BARN AND CARRIAGE HOUSE, LOOKING EAST
22. BARN INTERIOR, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
23. BARN INTERIOR, SOUTHWEST WALL
24. BARN INTERIOR, NORTHEAST WALL
25. BARN INTERIOR, UPPER FLOOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST
26. BARN INTERIOR, UPPER FLOOR, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
27. BARN INTERIOR, UPPER FLOOR, LOOKING NORTHEAST
28. BARN INTERIOR, LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM UPPER FLOOR TO MIDDLE FLOOR
29. BARN INTERIOR, LOOKING SOUTH FROM UPPER FLOOR TO MIDDLE FLOOR
30. BARN INTERIOR, DETAIL OF CEILING
31. BARN INTERIOR, DETAIL OF COLUMN, BEAM, BRACING
32. CARRIAGE HOUSE INTERIOR, UPPER FLOOR, LOOKING NORTH
33. CARRIAGE HOUSE INTERIOR, UPPER FLOOR, LOOKING NORTHEAST
34. CARRIAGE HOUSE INTERIOR, UPPER FLOOR, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
35. CARRIAGE HOUSE INTERIOR, MIDDLE FLOOR, LOOKING SOUTH
36. CARRIAGE HOUSE INTERIOR, MIDDLE FLOOR, LOOKING NORTH
37. CARRIAGE HOUSE INTERIOR, LOWER FLOOR, LOOKING EAST
38. CARRIAGE HOUSE INTERIOR, LOWER FLOOR, LOOKING NORTHEAST


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