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Lyles House, Livingston Road, Fort Washington, Prince George's County, MD



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Item Title


Location
Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-10-7
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (DC FN-1).
Building/structure dates: 1704 initial construction
Significance: These are the remains of an important example of early 18th-century Maryland architecture. Although in ruinous condition, much can be learned of the construction and architecture of this period from its remains. The standing end walls reveal ghost images and other evidence of interior wall treatment, room plan, etc. The house was evidently among the finer homes in the county during the early 18th-century, being of permanent, partially brick construction with fine interior details such as paneled walls, chair rail and cornice molding -- all indicators of wealth for this period.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Houses
Wooden Buildings


Related Names
Lyles, Col. William
Goettelmann, Paul A., Field Team
Burns, Albert S., Photographer
Erb, Alfred P., Delineator
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
F, H. C., Historian
Rittenhouse, WIlliam M., Historian
Lavoie, Catherine, Historian
Chase, Volney, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S. Burns, Photographer October 5, 1935. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S. Burns, Photographer October 5, 1935. VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S. Burns, Photographer October 5, 1935. DETAIL OF ENTRANCE, WEST FACADE
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S. Burns, Photographer October 5, 1935. SOUTH WALL OF SOUTH ROOM, FIRST FLOOR
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S. Burns, Photographer October 5, 1935. PAVING BRICK - WEST TERRACE, NEAR NORTHWEST CORNER OF BLDG.
6. EAST ELEVATION, NORTH ELEVATION, AND FLOOR PLANS
7. DETAILS OF DORMER, CORNICE, WINDOW SILL AND VERGE BOARDS
8. DETAIL OF FIREPLACE AND PANELING, CHAIR RAIL, CORNICE AND PANEL MOLDINGS
9. GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST
10. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF EXTERIOR OF SOUTH WALL (FOREGROUND) AND INTERIOR OF NORTH WALL, LOOKING NORTHEAST
11. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF EXTERIOR OF SOUTH WALL, LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING CHIMNEY BLOCK AND WINDOW, WITH SCALE
12. INTERIOR OF SOUTH WALL LOOKING SOUTHSOUTHEAST, WITH FLOOR JOISTS IN FOREGROUND, WITH SCALE
13. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF EXTERIOR OF NORTH WALL (FOREGROUND) AND INTERIOR OF SOUTH WALL (BACKGROUND), LOOKING SOUTHWEST
14. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF EXTERIOR OF NORTH WALL (FOREGROUND) AND INTERIOR OF SOUTH WALL (BACKGROUND), LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT A SLIGHTLY CLOSER RANGE
15. ELEVATION OF EXTERIOR OF NORTH WALL, LOOKING SOUTH, WITH SCALE
16. INTERIOR VIEW OF NORTH WALL, LOOKING NORTHNORTHWEST, WITH SCALE
17. DETAIL VIEW OF SECTION OF UNIDENTIFIED WEED TRIM FOUND IN THE RUINS OF BASEMENT


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