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Farquhar House, 1601 Sandy Spring Road (Route 108), Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, MD



B&W Photos

HB593239
View Of Front (south) Elevation, Looking Northwest.

HB593240
View Of Front (south) And East Side Elevations, Looking Northwest.

HB593241
View Of Front (south) And West Side Elevations, Looking Northeast

HB593242
View Of Rear (north) And West Side Elevations, Looking Southeast

HB593243
View Of East Side Elevation, Looking Southwest

HB593244
Detail Of Palladian Window

HB593245
Interior, Entry Hall, View From Front Door, Looking North

HB593246
Interior, Detail Of Main Stairway, Looking Northwest

HB593247
Interior, View Showing Main Stairway And Entry Hall Through Entry Into Parlor

HB593248
View Of Fireplace In Sitting Room, To The East Of The Entry Hall, On The West Wall, Looking West

HB593249
View Of Main Stairway From Second Floor Hall, Looking North

HB593250
View Of Back Stairway And Palladian Window From The Interior, Looking Northeast

HB593251
Photocopy Of Historic Photograph Of The Farquhar House, Looking Northeast, Circa


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Item Title


Location
1601 Sandy Spring Road (Route 108), Sandy%252BSpring, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-964
Building/structure dates: 1901 initial construction
Significance: The Farquhar House is significant as one of the early, more elaborate examples of Colonial Revival architecture found in Montgomery County. It is an architect designed residence and displays many of the fine Colonial detailing for which the style is best known. It predates most of the Colonial Revival residences that were later built in the Chevy Chase area of lower Montgomery County, just north of the Washington, D.C. line, during the early twentieth century. The house was built of only the best materials including Redwood siding, Georgia Pine flooring and Cypress interior woodworking. Its superior design and high quality construction make it one of the finer homes to be found in this rural community. As stated by Arthur Briggs Farquhar in a letter to his nephew, Allan Farquhar, upon seeing the plans for his nephew's new residence in 1901, "It will be exceedingly durable, very pleasing to the eye and comfortable and unquestionably the best residence in the neighborhood, and probably in the county, all things considered" (letter, May 14, 1901). The Cedars was built with a separate, interior, two story apartment (which can be entered through the main house or through an entry at the southern facade elevation of the northwestern wing, under the porch) known as the "West Cedars." Allan Farquhar had the house built in this manner to as to provide a home for his maiden sister, Ellen (a teacher at one of the local private schools, Stanmore) that would be close to family yet allow her to be independent. This has been the site of the Farquhar family homestead for almost one hundred and fifty years. ...

Subjects
Banking
Houses
Insurance


Related Names
Ghequier & May
Burnham, Walter E.
Farquhar, Allan
Caywood, Louise, Photographer
Crawford, Catherine, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF FRONT (SOUTH) ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
2. VIEW OF FRONT (SOUTH) AND EAST SIDE ELEVATIONS, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
3. VIEW OF FRONT (SOUTH) AND WEST SIDE ELEVATIONS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. VIEW OF REAR (NORTH) AND WEST SIDE ELEVATIONS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
5. VIEW OF EAST SIDE ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
6. DETAIL OF PALLADIAN WINDOW
7. INTERIOR, ENTRY HALL, VIEW FROM FRONT DOOR, LOOKING NORTH
8. INTERIOR, DETAIL OF MAIN STAIRWAY, LOOKING NORTHWEST
9. INTERIOR, VIEW SHOWING MAIN STAIRWAY AND ENTRY HALL THROUGH ENTRY INTO PARLOR. TAKEN FROM SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PARLOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST
10. VIEW OF FIREPLACE IN SITTING ROOM, TO THE EAST OF THE ENTRY HALL, ON THE WEST WALL, LOOKING WEST
11. VIEW OF MAIN STAIRWAY FROM SECOND FLOOR HALL, LOOKING NORTH
12. VIEW OF BACK STAIRWAY AND PALLADIAN WINDOW FROM THE INTERIOR, LOOKING NORTHEAST
13. PHOTOCOPY OF HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FARQUHAR HOUSE, LOOKING NORTHEAST, CIRCA. 1919 (OWNER HAS ORIGINAL)


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