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Seton Belt Barn, West Side of Church Road, north of Central Avenue , Mitchellville, Prince George's County, MD



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Item Title


Location
north of Central Avenue, Mitchellville, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-981
Building/structure dates: 1860 initial construction
Significance: The Seton Belt Barn is a unique, decorative example of a late 19th-century multi-use barn. The venture of a wealthy planter, William Seton Belt, the barn exhibits decorative features of Victorian-era architecture such as the jerkinhead roof, cupolas, and use of board-and-batten siding. It was part of the large landholdings of the Belt family, who retained possession of this tract from the 1860s until 1959. The Belts built two barns of this type during the same time period, one hear at the home farm and the other nearby at Belmont.

Subjects
Barns


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


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW PERSPECTIVE, FROM SOUTHEAST
2. SOUTH ELEVATION, WITHOUT SCALE
3. SOUTH ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
4. GENERAL VIEW, FROM EAST
5. EAST ELEVATION
6. NORTH ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
7. PERSPECTIVE VIEW, BOARD AND BATTEN WALL AND WINDOW, EAST SIDE OF PASSAGE, FROM NORTH
8. DETAIL VIEW, BOARD AND BATTEN WALL AND WINDOW, EAST SIDE OF PASSAGE, FROM NORTH
9. DETAIL VIEW, TYPICAL FRAMING BRACE WITH PEG, WEST SIDE
10. VIEW, NORTH WALL OF CRIB AREA, SHOWS FRAMING
11. VIEW, SECOND FLOOR, FROM NORTH TO SOUTH, SHOWS CHUTE


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