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Cedar Point Lighthouse, Cedar Point at Patuxent River & Chesapeake Bay, Lexington Park, St. Mary's County, MD



B&W Photos

HB600678
View North, Southwest (front) And Southeast Elevations

HB600679
View Southwest, Northeast Elevation (photograph Image Is Reversed)

HB600680
View Northwest, View Into House Interior Through Hole In Southeast Elevation

HB600681
View North, Southwest Gable End And Roof Detail

HB600682
View Northeast, Southwest Gable End Detail

HB600683
Detail, Porch Brackets And Moldings

HB600684
Detail, Roof Skylight

HB600685
Cellar Corner Showing Brick Floor And Walls

HB600686
Cellar, Showing Chimney Foundation

HB600687
First Floor, Brick Walls, Door And Window Openings, Looking Northeast

HB600688
First Floor, Chimney Stack, Looking East

HB600689
Second Floor, Detail Of Wall Framing And Remnants Of Ceiling Woodwork

HB600690
Second Floor, Door Framing And Ceiling Joists

HB600691
Stair From First To Second Floor, Detail

HB600692
Stair Detail, Looking Down

HB600693
Detail, Door Frame Molding

HB600694
Detail, Ladder To Top Of Light Tower

HB600695
Detail, Ceiling In Light Tower


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Cedar Point at Patuxent River & Chesapeake Bay, Lexington Park vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-906
Building/structure dates: 1896 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1933 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1957 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1983 demolished
Significance: The significance of the Cedar Point Lighthouse lies in the history of navigation and commerce in the Chesapeake Bay. Additionally, the shell of a building which remained in 1981 had some architectural interest in the area of the gable ends, tower, and lantern. No technological distinction has been found for the building. The reader is directed to the comprehensive "Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay" listed in the bibliography for a frame of reference in which to evaluate the significance of the Cedar Point Lighthouse. One hundred lighthouses were constructed at seventy-four locations in the Chesapeake Bay in the period from 1791 to 1910. Of these, thirty-two remain -- and are portrayed in "Lighthouses" -- and three are still manned. At present seven of the existing lighthouses in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries are listed on the National Register. They are Thomas Point Shoals, Cove Point, Drum Point, Havre de Grace, Pincy Point, Old Point Comfort, and New Point Comfort.

Subjects
Commerce
Moving Of Structures
Brick Buildings


Related Names
Toy, Benjamin F.
Chesapeake Division, Naval Facilities Engineering , Photographer
Earle, Lawrence P., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTH, SOUTHWEST (FRONT) AND SOUTHEAST ELEVATIONS
2. VIEW SOUTHWEST, NORTHEAST ELEVATION (photograph image is reversed)
3. VIEW NORTHWEST, VIEW INTO HOUSE INTERIOR THROUGH HOLE IN SOUTHEAST ELEVATION
4. VIEW NORTH, SOUTHWEST GABLE END AND ROOF DETAIL
5. VIEW NORTHEAST, SOUTHWEST GABLE END DETAIL
6. DETAIL, PORCH BRACKETS AND MOLDINGS
7. DETAIL, ROOF SKYLIGHT
8. CELLAR CORNER SHOWING BRICK FLOOR AND WALLS
9. CELLAR, SHOWING CHIMNEY FOUNDATION
10. FIRST FLOOR, BRICK WALLS, DOOR AND WINDOW OPENINGS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
11. FIRST FLOOR, CHIMNEY STACK, LOOKING EAST
12. SECOND FLOOR, DETAIL OF WALL FRAMING AND REMNANTS OF CEILING WOODWORK
13. SECOND FLOOR, DOOR FRAMING AND CEILING JOISTS
14. STAIR FROM FIRST TO SECOND FLOOR, DETAIL
15. STAIR DETAIL, LOOKING DOWN
16. DETAIL, DOOR FRAME MOLDING
17. DETAIL, LADDER TO TOP OF LIGHT TOWER
18. DETAIL, CEILING IN LIGHT TOWER


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