Croom in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House
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 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 Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 59 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.