Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming


Home

>

Maryland

>

Columbia

>

Blandair, Slave Quarters, 6651 Highway 175, Columbia, Howard County, MD



See 27 maps of this location


B&W Photos

HB627147

HB627148

HB627149

HB627150

HB627151

HB627152

HB627153


Data Pages


Drawings


Item Title


Location
6651 Highway 175, Columbia, MD

Find maps of Columbia, MD


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1149-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N945).
Building/structure dates: 1845 initial construction
Significance: The slave quarters at Blandair was built ca. 1845, predating the adjacent brick manor house. Supported by a rubble stone foundation, the building's walls were constructed of 2 1/2" thick sawn wood planks, with mud chinking and dovetail notches at the corners. The exterior is sheathed with vertical board and batten siding, wood framing supports the gable roof. A substantial brick and stone double fireplace occupies the center of the quarters, effectively dividing the building into two rooms. Each has its own exterior entrance and stair opening to the attic loft, although only the south stair survives. Although the double-pen plan suggests occupation by two slave families, there is no evidence of a partition wall between the two rooms.

Subjects
Outbuildings
Building Deterioration
Conservation & Restoration


Related Names
Schara, Mark, Field Team
Davidson, Lisa P., Field Team
Lavoie, Catherine C., Field Team
Rosenthal, James, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents


Back to Columbia, Maryland