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Coffren House, 10007 Croom Road, Croom, Prince George's County, MD



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Item Title


Location
10007 Croom Road, Croom, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-988
Building/structure dates: 1861 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1893 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1985 subsequent work
Significance: The Coffren House, and adjacent Coffren Store, are significant as a surviving, rural general merchandise store and storekeepers dwelling complex. Once a familiar part of the rural landscape, the crossroads store complex is now rarely seen, with such architectural integrity. The house is a good example of a side-hall-and-double-parlor plan, a house type popular among the planter and merchant class in Prince George's County during the early to mid 19th-century. Its interior architectural details are in the Greek Revival style. Having been constructed in 1861, it is a later example of both this house type and stylistic detailing.

Subjects
Commerce
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Coffren, John
Rothrock, Gail, Field Team
Pearl, Susan G., Field Team
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Lavoie, Catherine C., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF NORTHEAST (FRONT) AND SOUTHEAST SIDE ELEVATION
2. NORTHEAST (FRONT) AND SOUTHEAST SIDE ELEVATION, WITH STORE BUILDING IN BACKGROUND
3. NORTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION
4. NORTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
5. NORTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION, WITH SCALE, CLOSER RANGE
6. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF NORTHEAST (FRONT) AND NORTHWEST SIDE
7. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTHWEST (REAR)
8. VIEW OF SOUTHWEST (REAR) ELEVATION, VIEW FROM THE PRIVY BEHIND BARNS
9. SOUTHWEST (REAR) AND NORTHWEST SIDE
10. INTERIOR VIEW, FIRST FLOOR, SIDE/STAIR HALL TO NORTHWEST OF HOUSE, LOOKING WEST-SOUTHWEST
11. INTERIOR VIEW, SECOND FLOOR, STAIR HALL, LOOKING WEST-SOUTHWEST
12. INTERIOR VIEW, FIRST FLOOR, VIEW OF FRONT PARLOR WITH ADJOINING DINING ROOM TO REAR, LOOKING SOUTH


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