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Snow Hill, 13209 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel, Prince George's County, MD



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B&W Photos

HB588889
Historic American Buildings Survey John O

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Historic American Buildings Survey John O

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Distant View Of West (road Front) And Environment Setting, From West-southwest Looking Up The Cedar-lined Drive

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Perspective View Of West (road Front) And South Side Along Drive, From Southwest

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Perspective View Of West (road Front) And South Side, From Southwest

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West (road Front) Elevation

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West (road Front) Elevation, With Scale

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Perspective View Of West (road Front), From Northwest

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General Perspective View Of East (river Front) Showing Environmental Setting Including Boxwood Garden, Log Outbuilding And Garage/keeper's Residence

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Perspective View Of East (river Front), From Northeast

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View Of East (river Front) Elevation

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View Of East (river Front) Elevation, With Scale

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Detail View Of Initials In Brick Wall, East (river Front) Elevation, North Side Of Doorway, Note 's S (samuel Snowden) 1786', 'g W 1786', Etc.

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Interior View, First Floor, Center Hall, From East

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Interior View Of Northeast Parlor, From Southeast, Note Built-in China Cabinent

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Interior View Of Southeast Dining Room, From North, Note Built-in China Cabinent

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Interior View Of Southwest Kitchen, From Northeast, Note Boxed Winder Stair Into Second Floor Bedroom

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Interior View Of Southwest Kitchen, From Northeast, Showing Open Door Into Passageway To Side Entry

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Interior Detail View Of Underneath Of Main Stairway Showing Construction Technique Of Stair (from Stairway Into Basement)

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Interior View Of 'octopus' Heating System In Basement, 'the Holland No


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Item Title


Location
13209 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel%2Bvicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-642
Building/structure dates: 1799 initial construction
Significance: Snow Hill is an excellent example of a dwelling executed in an architectural style popular during the period of early settlement in Prince George's County. Its one-and-a-half story, gambrel-roof configuration -- a tradition of Southern Tidewater architecture -- was once commonly found throughout the region. Being of brick construction, Snow Hill was of a more permanent nature than most of its kind which were executed in wood frame -- few of which are therefore extant. The house is also significant as one of a number of homes of the prominent Snowden family who first settled in the Laurel area in 1690. Samuel Snowden, the builder of Snow Hill, was heir to a vast tract of land here (6,000 acres), as well as the Patuxent Iron Works, started by his father in 1726.

Subjects
Houses


Related Names
Brostrup, John O., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer May 21, 1936 2:25 P.M. VIEW FROM NORTHWEST (front)
2. Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer May 21, 1936 2:30 P.M. VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST (Front)
3. DISTANT VIEW OF WEST (ROAD FRONT) AND ENVIRONMENT SETTING, FROM WEST-SOUTHWEST LOOKING UP THE CEDAR-LINED DRIVE
4. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF WEST (ROAD FRONT) AND SOUTH SIDE ALONG DRIVE, FROM SOUTHWEST
5. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF WEST (ROAD FRONT) AND SOUTH SIDE, FROM SOUTHWEST
6. WEST (ROAD FRONT) ELEVATION
7. WEST (ROAD FRONT) ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
8. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF WEST (ROAD FRONT), FROM NORTHWEST
9. GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF EAST (RIVER FRONT) SHOWING ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING INCLUDING BOXWOOD GARDEN, LOG OUTBUILDING AND GARAGE/KEEPER'S RESIDENCE
10. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF EAST (RIVER FRONT), FROM NORTHEAST
11. VIEW OF EAST (RIVER FRONT) ELEVATION
12. VIEW OF EAST (RIVER FRONT) ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
13. DETAIL VIEW OF INITIALS IN BRICK WALL, EAST (RIVER FRONT) ELEVATION, NORTH SIDE OF DOORWAY, NOTE 'S S (SAMUEL SNOWDEN) 1786', 'G W 1786', ETC.
14. INTERIOR VIEW, FIRST FLOOR, CENTER HALL, FROM EAST
15. INTERIOR VIEW OF NORTHEAST PARLOR, FROM SOUTHEAST, NOTE BUILT-IN CHINA CABINENT
16. INTERIOR VIEW OF SOUTHEAST DINING ROOM, FROM NORTH, NOTE BUILT-IN CHINA CABINENT
17. INTERIOR VIEW OF SOUTHWEST KITCHEN, FROM NORTHEAST, NOTE BOXED WINDER STAIR INTO SECOND FLOOR BEDROOM
18. INTERIOR VIEW OF SOUTHWEST KITCHEN, FROM NORTHEAST, SHOWING OPEN DOOR INTO PASSAGEWAY TO SIDE ENTRY
19. INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF UNDERNEATH OF MAIN STAIRWAY SHOWING CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE OF STAIR (FROM STAIRWAY INTO BASEMENT)
20. INTERIOR VIEW OF 'OCTOPUS' HEATING SYSTEM IN BASEMENT, 'THE HOLLAND NO. 50, HOLLAND FURNACE COMPANY'


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