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

Bostwick

 
 
Bostwick Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
1. Bostwick Marker
Inscription.  
Built in 1746 by Christopher Lowndes. Home of Benjamin Stoddert First Secretary of the U.S. Navy 1798 -- 1801.
 
Erected by the Toaping Castle Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1746.
 
Location. 38° 56.268′ N, 76° 56.065′ W. Marker is in Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 48th Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker on the right of the rear door of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3901 48th Street, Bladensburg MD 20710, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Preserving the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); An Evolving Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); A Workplace of Many Generations (within shouting distance of this marker); British Stopover (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick
Bostwick Marker to the right of the back door of Bostwick image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
2. Bostwick Marker to the right of the back door of Bostwick
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Market Square & Stone House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casualties of War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hilleary-Magruder House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bladensburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bostwick. Maryland's National Register Properties (Submitted on December 17, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Benjamin Stoddert. Naval History and Heritage website entry (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. The War of 1812
Benjamin Stoddert died in 1813. In August 1814 Bostwick was occupied by Thomas Barclay, British prisoner-of-war agent. His American counterpart John Mason had required him to move to Bladensburg. As British troops approached Bladensburg on August 24th, Mason ordered Barclay to move to Hagerstown. Barclay delayed, citing the need to guard his papers and his lack of a carriage. Mason sent him a carriage and Barclay left at 11:00 am, just before the battle began. His assistant George Barton entertained General Ross and other British officers here at Bostwick after the battle.
Bostwick from the Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
3. Bostwick from the Front
    — Submitted December 21, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
 
Bostwick from the rear image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
4. Bostwick from the rear
Christopher Lowndes initials on the Chimney at Bostwick image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
5. Christopher Lowndes initials on the Chimney at Bostwick
Woodpecker hole in a Doric column at Bostwick image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2012
6. Woodpecker hole in a Doric column at Bostwick
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 17, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022