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Croom in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House

 
 
Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 19, 2013
1. Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House Marker
Inscription. The house you see before you was the home of several plantation owners. John Brown built the Federal-style house in the 1780s. Later, John Brooks and Samuel Berry lived here with their families. Each owner left his imprint by making changes to the structure and landscape.

Clues to the Past
Notice the different colors of brick and mortar, and the remnants of plaster and paint on the expterior walls. These and other architecture clues tell us how the house has changed over time.

The building was constructed in three different sections, including a main block and two additions. The eastern wing was probably built before 1800 as a detached kitchen and was interjoined to the main house. The damage to the additions was restored with modern brick. Elsewhere, you can see traces of former porches and shed additions.
 
Location. 38° 47.102′ N, 76° 42.881′ W. Marker is in Croom, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Mount Calvert Road 0.4 miles east of McClure Road. Click for map. Marker is in the Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park, about 200 feet east of the parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 19, 2013
2. Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House Marker
of this marker. Billingsley's Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Explosive Scene (within shouting distance of this marker); African-Americans at Mount Calvert (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Calvert Manor (within shouting distance of this marker); The War of 1812 and the Chesapeake Flotilla (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake Beach Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Calvert, Early Town (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Croom.
 
Also see . . .  Mount Calvert. (PDF) PG:82B-4, 16801 Mount Calvert Road Croom, National Register Form, MDIHP. (Submitted on February 6, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Plantation House image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 19, 2013
3. Plantation House
River side.
Plantation House image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 19, 2013
4. Plantation House
Rear view.
Mantel in the Main Parlor 1936 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
5. Mantel in the Main Parlor 1936
Close-up of HABS photo on marker
Floor Plan Showing Main Block and two additions image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
6. Floor Plan Showing Main Block and two additions
Close-up of image on marker
Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House<br>East Wing image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
7. Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House
East Wing
Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
8. Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House
Mount Calvert image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
9. Mount Calvert
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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