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Norwood in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Woodlawn

 
 
Woodlawn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2013
1. Woodlawn Marker
Inscription.   Built by the Thomas Family in the early 1800s,this property, formerly known as Woodlawn, has national significance. In 1816, Samuel and Anna Thomas established a Friends Boarding School here. Francis Scott Key frequently visited his daughters who attended this school. Another owner, Phillip Evan Thomas, chartered the first American railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, in 1827. Quaker physician, William Palmer, an incorporator of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montgomery County, Maryland, one of the nation's earliest, purchased the property in the 1820s. In 1832, Dr. Palmer hired stonemason, Isaac Holland to build the unique barn. The property remained in the Palmer family for the next century. In the 1940s, Woodlawn became the McKeever Estate until the M-NCPPC purchase in the 1970s.
 
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission Department Of Parks.
 
Location. 39° 7.673′ N, 77° 1.587′ W. Marker is in Norwood, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Park Police / Woodlawn Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located east of Norwood Road (MD 182) at Park Police Special Operations Section MSP Aviation Division and Woodlawn Manor site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16501 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring MD 20860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Woodlawn Manor and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2013
2. Woodlawn Manor and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. African Americans and Quakers in Sandy Spring (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Holland Red Door Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sandy Spring Friends Meeting Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Higgins Tavern (approx. 2.4 miles away); Olney House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Smithville Colored School (approx. 4 miles away); A Refuge (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norwood.
 
Regarding Woodlawn. Historic Woodlawn Manor c 1774 is an 18th century brick manor house with stone barn, slave log cabin, dairy & smokehouse, general store, carriage house one-room school, and gazebo garden surrounded by extensive meadows, woodland trails, pond & streams. Woodlawn's stone barn was thought to be a stop on The Underground Railroad and Woodlawn's Slave Log Cabin and UGRR Trail programs are available. Other multi-cultural programs such as Wampanoag Ways and Woodland Native American Lifeways are presented.

Damage Sustained to Woodlawn Manor House - *Derecho June 29th, 2012-
Sadly, the Derecho came through the Sandy Spring area on June 29, 2012 damaging the roof of the Woodlawn Manor House and destroying two large, historical trees. One tree, located
Woodlawn Manor image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2013
3. Woodlawn Manor
behind and to the left of the Manor House, fell onto the roof, ripped a hole in the attic and damaged the double deck on the back of the Manor House. The second tree, located in front of the Manor House, fell onto the House but only damaged the gutter. (Montgomery County Department of Parks)

*A derecho ( from Spanish: "straight") is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a land-based, fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Woodlawn Manor HABS MD,16-NORWO,1-1 image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer, August 5, 1936
4. Woodlawn Manor HABS MD,16-NORWO,1-1
Woodlawn Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2013
5. Woodlawn Log Cabin
The actual construction date for this log cabin is unknown. Originally, this building might have been used as a workshop or shed. It was later converted to a dwelling by the McKeever family, who owned the estate following World War II.
Woodlawn, another outbuilding image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2013
6. Woodlawn, another outbuilding
Woodlawn Slave Quarters HABS MD,16-NORWO,1-2 image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer, August 5, 1936
7. Woodlawn Slave Quarters HABS MD,16-NORWO,1-2
Woodlawn Stone Barn HABS MD,16-NORWO,1-3 image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer, August 5, 1936
8. Woodlawn Stone Barn HABS MD,16-NORWO,1-3
Woodlawn Ston Barn, as mentioned, seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2013
9. Woodlawn Ston Barn, as mentioned, seen today
Woodlawn Stone Barn, northside image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2013
10. Woodlawn Stone Barn, northside
Nearby Woodlawn Manor image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 28, 2012
11. Nearby Woodlawn Manor
Park Police Special Operations Section
MSP Aviation Division
Norwood Section
Woodlawn Manor image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 28, 2012
12. Woodlawn Manor
 
 
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