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Blossom Point Farm, Blossom Point, Charles County, MD



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Location
Blossom Point, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-318
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-80).
Building/structure dates: 1790 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1825 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1852 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1908 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1993 demolished
Building/structure dates: 1979 subsequent work
Significance: Although architecturally simple in design, the Ballast House contains exceptionally fine, attractive 18th century style interior woodwork in remarkably good condition. The original kitchen, once a separate structure, contains an original bake oven, which is one of the many varieties of bake oven designs recorded in the region. The house, known locally as the Brick House, is one of the very few pre-1840 buildings still standing in the county that have not suffered extensive physical alterations.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Religious Orders
Agriculture


Related Names
Boughton, Richard
Griffen, John
Shuttle, John
McCan, Timothy
Semmes, Bennett
Friar, William
Cleveland, M. Todd, Field Team
Graham, William E., Field Team
Taylor, Douglas, Field Team
Tucher, Robert, Photographer
Tucher, Robert, Photographer
Benenson, Carol A., Historian
Plummer, Alma R., Delineator
Truart, Paul Baker, Historian
Paquett, Linda, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF HOUSE, FROM SOUTHEAST
2. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF SOUTHEAST ELEVATION
3. SOUTHWEST ELEVATION, FROM WATER LEVEL
4. NORTH ELEVATION
5. NORTHEAST ELEVATION
6. VIEW OF STAIRWAY, NORTHWEST CORNER OF FIRST FLOOR STAIRHALL IN MAIN HOUSE
7. ORIGINAL FIREPLACE WITH A DECORATIVE MANTEL SHELF, SOUTH PARLOR, FIRST FLOOR
8. FIREPLACE AND ORIGINAL CUPBOARD, NORTH PARLOR, FIRST FLOOR
9. FIREPLACE, SOUTH PARLOR, SECOND FLOOR
10. DETAIL VIEW OF STAIRWAY, NORTHWEST CORNER OF FIRST FLOOR STAIRHALL IN MAIN HOUSE


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