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Hitching Post Hill, 3308 Rosemary Lane, Hyattsville, Prince George's County, MD



B&W Photos

HB604092
General Perspective View Of South (front) Looking North-northeast

HB604093
Perspective View Of South (front) Looking North-northeast

HB604094
South (front) Elevation, With Scale (under Porch, Right Side)

HB604095
Perspective View Of South (front) Looking Northwest

HB604096
View Under Porch, South (front), Looking West

HB604097
Perspective View Of North (rear) And West Side, Looking Southeast


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Item Title


Location
3308 Rosemary Lane, Hyattsville, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-976
Building/structure dates: 1840 initial construction
Significance: Hitching Post Hill, built ca. 1840, is a good example of Greek revival architecture, a style not commonly found in Prince George's County. The property was purchased in 1875 by General Edward F. Beale of Decatur House in Washington, D.C., best known as the Surveyor General and pathfinder of California and Nevada during the days of the pioneer. Beale -- who purchased Hitching Post Hill as a country home and horse farm -- entertained U.S. Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Grover Cleveland here.

Subjects
Country Houses
Horse Farms
Houses


Related Names
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Lavoie, Catherine C., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTH (FRONT) LOOKING NORTH-NORTHEAST
2. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTH (FRONT) LOOKING NORTH-NORTHEAST
3. SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION, WITH SCALE (UNDER PORCH, RIGHT SIDE)
4. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTH (FRONT) LOOKING NORTHWEST
5. VIEW UNDER PORCH, SOUTH (FRONT), LOOKING WEST
6. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF NORTH (REAR) AND WEST SIDE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST


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