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Mount Calvert, 16302 Mount Calvert Road, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, MD



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B&W Photos

HB589391
Historic American Buildings Survey John O

HB589392
Historic American Buildings Survey D

HB589393
Historic American Buildings Survey D

HB589394
Historic American Buildings Survey John O

HB589395
Historic American Buildings Survey John O

HB589396
General View, Of West Side And South (front) Elevations, From Southwest

HB589397
South (front) Elevation, With Scale

HB589398
South (front) Elevation, Without Scale

HB589399
East Addition, South Front (with Flash Fill)

HB589400
Perspective View, Of East End And South (front), From East-southeast

HB589401
West Main House, South Front Elevation

HB589402
West End Elevation, With Chimney

HB589403
West End, From Southwest

HB589404
General View, North (rear), From Northwest

HB589405
General View, Across West End Of House To Patuxent River, Looking South

HB589406
Interior View, Southwest Room, First Floor, West Wall, Showing Double Parlors

HB589407
Detail View, Southwest Corner, Southwest Room, First Floor, Showing Moldings, Windows, Etc.

HB589408
Detail, Fireplace And Mantel, Southwest Room, West Wall, South Side

HB589409
Stair, Center Hall, From West

HB589410
Stairhall, First Floor, From South

HB589411
Dining Room, Northeast Room Of Original House, Northeast Corner First Floor, From West


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
16302 Mount Calvert Road, Upper Marlboro vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-176
Building/structure dates: 1796 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1809 subsequent work
Significance: Mount Calvert is an outstanding example of a Federal-style brick plantation house in Prince George's County. It is distinguished by its pent chimneys and its elaborate Federal-period interiors, among the finest in the county. Mount Calvert is the site of the first county seat of Prince George's County. On April 23, 1696, the appointed justices of the county court met at this site to formally bring the county into existence. It remained the county seat for twenty-five years until moved to Upper Marlboro, in 1721. The house, Mount Calvert, is all that remains to mark the site of the original county seat.

Subjects
Mansions
Plantation Houses
Politics & Government


Related Names
Smith, Delos H., Photographer
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 April 20, 1936 2:25 P.M. VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey D. H. Smith, Photographer 1934 WEST GABLE END
3. Historic American Buildings Survey D. H. Smith, Photographer 1934 NORTHWEST VIEW
4. Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer April 20, 1936 2:30 P. M. VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
5. Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer April 20, 1936 2:45 P.M. DETAIL OF MANTLE (living room, west wall)
6. GENERAL VIEW, OF WEST SIDE AND SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATIONS, FROM SOUTHWEST
7. SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
8. SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION, WITHOUT SCALE
9. EAST ADDITION, SOUTH FRONT (WITH FLASH FILL)
10. PERSPECTIVE VIEW, OF EAST END AND SOUTH (FRONT), FROM EAST-SOUTHEAST
11. WEST MAIN HOUSE, SOUTH FRONT ELEVATION
12. WEST END ELEVATION, WITH CHIMNEY
13. WEST END, FROM SOUTHWEST
14. GENERAL VIEW, NORTH (REAR), FROM NORTHWEST
15. GENERAL VIEW, ACROSS WEST END OF HOUSE TO PATUXENT RIVER, LOOKING SOUTH
16. INTERIOR VIEW, SOUTHWEST ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, WEST WALL, SHOWING DOUBLE PARLORS
17. DETAIL VIEW, SOUTHWEST CORNER, SOUTHWEST ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, SHOWING MOLDINGS, WINDOWS, ETC.
18. DETAIL, FIREPLACE AND MANTEL, SOUTHWEST ROOM, WEST WALL, SOUTH SIDE
19. STAIR, CENTER HALL, FROM WEST
20. STAIRHALL, FIRST FLOOR, FROM SOUTH
21. DINING ROOM, NORTHEAST ROOM OF ORIGINAL HOUSE, NORTHEAST CORNER FIRST FLOOR, FROM WEST


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