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Baltimore House, Dependency, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale, Prince George's County, MD



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Location
4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-655-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N617).
Building/structure dates: 1801 initial construction
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Significance: This is the only surviving outbuilding of Riversdale, an 1801 plantation house in Prince George's County, Maryland. Dendochronology of its timbers suggests that it predates or is nearly simultaneous with the beginning of construction of the main house (1801-07). ... This structure may have housed the overseer(s) of the mansion's construction and/or some of the workforce itself. When construction began, Henry Stier, the property's owner, was leasing Bostwick in Bladendsburg, about 3/4 mile south. He may have avoided time lost in transit between Riversdale and Bostwick by housing his slave workforce on the site.

Subjects
Outbuildings
Slavery


Related Names
Lovering, William
Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commissi
Stier, Henry
Miller, Morton, Field Team
Child, Colby, Field Team
Kohl, Beryl, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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