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Dr. David Ross House, Annapolis Road (moved to Preservation Hill, Wester, Bladensburg, Prince George's County, MD



B&W Photos

HB587597
Historic American Buildings Survey John O


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Item Title


Location
Wester, Bladensburg, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-120
Building/structure dates: 1749 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1957 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Cockeysville, Baltimore County, MD.
Significance: "Preservation Hill is a ten acre tract on the east side of Western Run Road. ... Since 1956 Leonard C. Crewe, Jr. and his architect, Bryden B. Hyde, AIA, of Baltimore, have moved two colonial houses to this site, the Ross House and Yates Place. ... Dr. Ross served in the Continental Army and was thought to have been one of George Washington's personal physicians. When Washington became President, he named Dr. Ross auditor for the new Federal City. During the Battle of Bladensburg in the War of 1812, this house served as a hospital for British soldiers. ... The house was known for many years as The Old Brick Hospital. In 1957 the land was sold for a commercial development and the structure was dismantled and all its bricks, planking and handmade nails were stored by a local builder who hoped to reassemble it. ... Mr. Hyde persuaded Mr. Crewe to purchase the building and reconstruct it in Baltimore County. This was accomplished over a period of three years with the aid of J. Hurst Pernell, builder."

Subjects
Houses
Hospitals


Related Names
Ross, Dr. David
Brostrup, John O., Photographer
Smith, Delos H., Photographer
Peterson, Charles E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
7. Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer April 30, 1936 1:50 P. M. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST (front)
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Delos H. Smith, Photographer 1936
9. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer VIEW OF END
10. Photographed 1913-1914 by L. M. Leisenring, F.A.I.A. Presented by Mr. Leisenring 1959
11. Photographed 1913-1914 by L. M. Leisenring, F.A.I.A. Presented by Mr. Leisenring 1959
12. Photocopy of drawing, measured and drawn by Albert P. Erb. WEST ELEVATION
13. Photocopy of drawing (Original by Albert P.Erb) SOUTH ELEVATION,FIRST FLOOR PLAN AND SECOND FLOOR PLAN


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