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Bostwick Hall, 3901 Forty-eighth Street, Bladensburg, Prince George's County, MD



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Item Title


Location
3901 Forty-eighth Street, Bladensburg, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-615
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1785 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1904 subsequent work
Significance: Bostwick is one of the first, and one of the few extant, structures built in Bladensburg upon its founding in 1742. Only four pre-Revolutionary War buildings now stand. Although altered over the years, it was one of the grandest homes constructed in the county during this period of early settlement. It is also of significance as the home of Christopher Lowndes, a merchant and manufacturer and one of Bladensburg's most prominent citizens. It was also the home of Benjamin Stoddert, who served as Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy.

Subjects
Commerce
Brick Buildings
Houses


Related Names
Lowndes, Christopher
Stoddart, Benjamin
Dieudonne, Jules
Rothrock, Gail, Field Team
Pearl, Susan G., Field Team
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Lavoie, Catherine C., Historian
Brostrup, John O., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
2. Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer April 30, 1936 2:30 P. M. VIEW FROM NORTHWEST (front)
3. Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer April 30, 1936 10:15 A. M. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer April 30, 1936 10:20 A. M. VIEW FROM EAST.
5. GENERAL VIEW, FROM SOUTHWEST, INCLUDING TERRACING
6. GENERAL VIEW, FROM SOUTHWEST
7. WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
8. GENERAL VIEW, WEST FRONT, FROM NORTHWEST
9. VIEW, WEST FRONT OF KITCHEN WING, FROM NORTHWEST
10. SOUTH END, FROM SOUTHWEST, WITH SCALE
11. PERSPECTIVE VIEW, BUTTRESS FROM WEST
12. PERSPECTIVE VIEW, BUTTRESS FROM WEST, WITH SCALE
13. GENERAL VIEW, SOUTH BUTTRESS END
14. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST (REAR), FROM SOUTHEAST
15. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST (REAR), FROM SOUTHEAST, WITH FLASH FILL
16. VIEW OF EAST (REAR), FROM NORTH AT ORIGINAL KITCHEN BUILDING
17. VIEW UNDER EAST (REAR) PORCH, FROM SOUTH (NOTE PALLADIAN WINDOW)
18. DETAIL VIEW OF PALLADIAN WINDOW UNDER EAST (REAR) PORCH
19. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTER STAIR HALL, FROM WEST
20. INTERIOR, GENERAL VIEW OF PARLOR, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH ROOM
21. INTERIOR, DETAIL VIEW OF PARLOR, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH ROOM, NORTHWEST CORNER SHOWING PANELED WALLS AND PAINTING OVER DOORWAY (PAINTED BY FORMER RESIDENT, JULES DIEUDONNE)
22. INTERIOR VIEW FROM EAST LIBRARY INTO WEST DINING ROOM THROUGH DOUBLE DOORWAY (NOTE MANTEL, CHINA CABINET AND RADIATOR)
23. INTERIOR DETAIL OF CAST IRON RADIATOR WITH BUN WARMER, IN DINING WEST DINING ROOM, WEST WALL


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