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Gambrill House, Urbana Park, Frederick, Frederick County, MD



B&W Photos

HB606570
General View Of Northwest (front) Elevation

HB606571
Northwest (front) Elevation

HB606572
Northwest (front) Elevation, With Scale

HB606573
Perspective View Of Northwest (front), Looking East

HB606574
Perspective View Of Northwest (front), Looking East With Flashfill Under The Porch

HB606575
Southwest End Elevation Of Northwest (front) Porch, Showing Porch Details, With Scale

HB606576
Perspective View Of Southwest Side, Looking Looking East

HB606577
Detail Of Bay Window, Southwest Side Elevation, With Scale

HB606578
Detail Of Standard Window In Main Block, Southwest Elevation, With Scale

HB606579
Southwest Side Elevaton

HB606580
Southwest Side Elevation, With Scale

HB606581
Perspective View Of Southwest Side And Southeast Rear, Looking North

HB606582
Southeast Rear Elevation Of Ell

HB606583
Perspective View Of Southeast (rear) Elevation Of Ell, Looking West (and Showing Rear Porches)

HB606584
Perspective View Of Northeast Side Elevation, Looking West

HB606585
Perspective View Of Northeast Side, Looking West, Showing Side, Carriage Entry

HB606586
Northeast Side Elevation

HB606587
Northeast Side Elevation, With Scale

HB606588
Perspective Detail View Of Bay Window, Northeast Side, Looking West

HB606589
Interior View, First Floor, Detail Of Stairway And Newel Post, Looking East

HB606590
Interior View, First Floor, Southwest Parlor, Looking Northwest

HB606591
Interior View, First Floor, Southwest Parlor, Northeast Wall, Mantel Detail

HB606592
Interior View, First Floor, Southwest Parlor, Southwest Wall, View Of Bay Window

HB606593
Interior View, First Floor, Southwest Parlor, Detail Of Ceiling Medallion

HB606594
Interior View, First Floor, East Dining Room, Southwest Wall, View Of Mantel And Built-in Cupboard

HB606595
Interior View, Second Floor, Stairway, Looking Southeast

HB606596
Interior View, Second Floor, Looking East From West Bedroom Through Pocket Doorway Towards Adjoining South Sitting Room (note: Doorway In Background Leads To Rear Porch)

HB606597
Interior View, Second Floor, North Bedroom Looking West At Mantel And Chimney Closet (note: Doorway On Left Leads To Stairhall)

HB606598
Interior View, Second Floor, Back Stairway In Rear Ell, Looking South

HB606599
Interior View, Third Floor, Stairway, Looking East-southeast

HB606600
Interior View, Third Floor, View In Bathroom To Show Jib Doorway Onto Balcony And Shutters, Looking Northwest

HB606601
Interior View, Third Floor, North Room Showing Dormer Windows, Looking North

HB606602
Interior View, Third Floor, North Room, Northwest Wall, Detail Of Dormer Window, Casement Window Closed

HB606603
Interior View, Third Floor, North Room, Northwest Wall, Detail Of Dormer Window, Casement Window Open (held Back By Window Stay)

HB606604
Interior View, Third Floor, North Room, Northwest Wall, View Through Dormer Window

HB606605
Interior View, Third Floor, North Room, Northeast Wall Looking East Showing Dormer And Window Platform

HB606606
Interior View, Basement, North Room Looking Southeast (note: Stairway And Arch In Background Leads Into Rear Ell)


Data Pages


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Item Title


Location
Urbana Park, Frederick%25252Bvicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1051
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-139).
Building/structure dates: 1872 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1967 subsequent work
See also HALS MD-11 for related documentation.

National Register Number: 66000908
Significance: The Gambrill House was built ca. 1872 for James H. Gambrill, a successful Frederick County miller. Gambrill built the Second-Empire style mansion on high ground overlooking Araby Mill, a gristmill and the source of his prosperity. At the time it was one of the county's largest and grandest residences. The mansard-roofed building was one of the few full expressions of the Second-Empire style built in the Frederick County countryside. The National Park Service acquired the Gambrill property in 1981, to be part of Monocacy National Battlefield. The Battle of Monocacy (July 9, 1864) was fought on this and neighboring farms. Though the Confederacy won a nominal victory, Union commander Lew Wallace succeeded in delaying Confederate Jubal A. Early long enough to prevent the latter's seizure of Washington. The Gambrill House had yet to be built at the time of the battle. The mansion relates to the Civil War-period of the community, however, in that it is representative of rebuilding and improvement that took place locally during the immediate post-war years.

Subjects
Civil Wars
Houses


Related Names
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Pendelton, Philip E., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF NORTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
2. NORTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
3. NORTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
4. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF NORTHWEST (FRONT), LOOKING EAST
5. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF NORTHWEST (FRONT), LOOKING EAST WITH FLASHFILL UNDER THE PORCH
6. SOUTHWEST END ELEVATION OF NORTHWEST (FRONT) PORCH, SHOWING PORCH DETAILS, WITH SCALE
7. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTHWEST SIDE, LOOKING LOOKING EAST
8. DETAIL OF BAY WINDOW, SOUTHWEST SIDE ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
9. DETAIL OF STANDARD WINDOW IN MAIN BLOCK, SOUTHWEST ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
10. SOUTHWEST SIDE ELEVATON
11. SOUTHWEST SIDE ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
12. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTHWEST SIDE AND SOUTHEAST REAR, LOOKING NORTH
13. SOUTHEAST REAR ELEVATION OF ELL
14. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTHEAST (REAR) ELEVATION OF ELL, LOOKING WEST (AND SHOWING REAR PORCHES)
15. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF NORTHEAST SIDE ELEVATION, LOOKING WEST
16. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF NORTHEAST SIDE, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING SIDE, CARRIAGE ENTRY
17. NORTHEAST SIDE ELEVATION
18. NORTHEAST SIDE ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
19. PERSPECTIVE DETAIL VIEW OF BAY WINDOW, NORTHEAST SIDE, LOOKING WEST
20. INTERIOR VIEW, FIRST FLOOR, DETAIL OF STAIRWAY AND NEWEL POST, LOOKING EAST
21. INTERIOR VIEW, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHWEST PARLOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST
22. INTERIOR VIEW, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHWEST PARLOR, NORTHEAST WALL, MANTEL DETAIL
23. INTERIOR VIEW, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHWEST PARLOR, SOUTHWEST WALL, VIEW OF BAY WINDOW
24. INTERIOR VIEW, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHWEST PARLOR, DETAIL OF CEILING MEDALLION
25. INTERIOR VIEW, FIRST FLOOR, EAST DINING ROOM, SOUTHWEST WALL, VIEW OF MANTEL AND BUILT-IN CUPBOARD
26. INTERIOR VIEW, SECOND FLOOR, STAIRWAY, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
27. INTERIOR VIEW, SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING EAST FROM WEST BEDROOM THROUGH POCKET DOORWAY TOWARDS ADJOINING SOUTH SITTING ROOM (NOTE: DOORWAY IN BACKGROUND LEADS TO REAR PORCH)
28. INTERIOR VIEW, SECOND FLOOR, NORTH BEDROOM LOOKING WEST AT MANTEL AND CHIMNEY CLOSET (NOTE: DOORWAY ON LEFT LEADS TO STAIRHALL)
29. INTERIOR VIEW, SECOND FLOOR, BACK STAIRWAY IN REAR ELL, LOOKING SOUTH
30. INTERIOR VIEW, THIRD FLOOR, STAIRWAY, LOOKING EAST-SOUTHEAST
31. INTERIOR VIEW, THIRD FLOOR, VIEW IN BATHROOM TO SHOW JIB DOORWAY ONTO BALCONY AND SHUTTERS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
32. INTERIOR VIEW, THIRD FLOOR, NORTH ROOM SHOWING DORMER WINDOWS, LOOKING NORTH
33. INTERIOR VIEW, THIRD FLOOR, NORTH ROOM, NORTHWEST WALL, DETAIL OF DORMER WINDOW, CASEMENT WINDOW CLOSED
34. INTERIOR VIEW, THIRD FLOOR, NORTH ROOM, NORTHWEST WALL, DETAIL OF DORMER WINDOW, CASEMENT WINDOW OPEN (HELD BACK BY WINDOW STAY)
35. INTERIOR VIEW, THIRD FLOOR, NORTH ROOM, NORTHWEST WALL, VIEW THROUGH DORMER WINDOW
36. INTERIOR VIEW, THIRD FLOOR, NORTH ROOM, NORTHEAST WALL LOOKING EAST SHOWING DORMER AND WINDOW PLATFORM
37. INTERIOR VIEW, BASEMENT, NORTH ROOM LOOKING SOUTHEAST (NOTE: STAIRWAY AND ARCH IN BACKGROUND LEADS INTO REAR ELL)
GENERAL VIEW OF NORTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATION


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