Rose Hill Manor, 1611 North Market Street, Frederick, Frederick County, MD
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1611 North Market Street, Frederick vicinity, MD
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS MD-493
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N692).
Building/structure dates: 1789 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1845 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1853 subsequent work
National Register Number: 73000942
Significance: The Rose Hill property, consisting of 225 acres, was purchased by prominent Frederick County planter Thomas Johnson (1732-1819) in 1778. One of the most important Revolutionary War era leaders in Maryland, Johnson served as the state's first elected governor (1777-79), and subsequently as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1791-93). In 1788 Johnson gave the property to his daughter Ann (1769-1837), upon the occasion of her marriage to Major John Colin Grahame (1760-1833). Rose Hill Manor was constructed by the Grahames, most likely during the period 1789-92. Built in a traditional, late Colonial style, the house consists of a large, rectangular main block, five bays wide, with a smaller, setback service wing projecting to the west. Two stories tall, with a full basement and attic, Rose Hill Manor was constructed of brick, supported by a fieldstone foundation. Wood framing supports the floors and roof. The center three bays of both the south (front) and north (rear) elevations project 5", and each support a pediment with half-round window. The south elevation is further distinguished by Flemish bond brick work, tall jack arches over the windows, and an ornamental water table.
Galleries & Museums
Grahame, Maj. John Colin
Grahame, Ann Johnson
Frederick County Board Of County Commissioners
Baars, Ana Paula, Delineator
Byrdy, Edward L., Delineator
Hernandez, Naomi, Delineator
Schara, Mark, Delineator
Pickering, E. H., Photographer
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. Historic American Buildings Survey E.H. Pickering, Photographer Sept. 1936
2. Historic American Buildings Survey E.H. Pickering, Photographer Sept. 1936 REAR
3. Historic American Buildings Survey E.H. Pickering, Photographer Sept. 1936 ENTRANCE HALL STAIR.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey E.H. Pickering, Photographer Sept. 1936 BATH HOUSE
5. Historic American Buildings Survey E.H. Pickering, Photographer Sept. 1936 LAUNDRY & MEAT HOUSE
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