Attention to Detail-Gertrude Sawyer, Architect
Point Farm was Sawyer’s largest and most diverse project. This work consisted of designing a gentleman farmer’s mansion and several farm complexes containing numerous outbuildings, and a show barn for Mr. Patterson’s prize Black Angus cattle.
Since 1983, the Point Farm buildings have been renovated to house the Museum’s administration, maintenance and exhibit design offices, the Visitor Center and the Breckinridge Education Center, while retaining the look created by Ms. Sawyer in the early 1930s.
(Inscription under the photo in the upper center-left)
Gertrude Sawyer standing at the Beach House construction site.
(Inscription under the photos in the upper center-right)
First photo-Aerial view of the Farm Manager’s Complex. The brown barn in the back is one of the few buildings left on the property that predate Mr. Patterson’s purchase. Second photo-Riverside view of the brick mansion designed for Mr. Patterson by Gertrude
(Inscription under the photo in the upper center-far right)
Originally a cattle barn, this building now serves as a Pavilion and exhibit area for historic farm equipment.
(Inscription under the photos in the upper far right)
This gazebo exhibits signature Sawyer design details that were used throughout the Point Farm architecture. Architectural detail of cupola design. Design elements of this fence, for example the pointed posts, can be seen throughout the Park.
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust.
Location. 38° 23.675′ N, 76° 30.447′ W. Marker is in St. Leonard, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Jefferson Patterson Park Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Leonard MD 20685, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Government at St. Leonard’s (here, next to this marker); The Search for the Chesapeake Flotilla (within shouting distance of this marker); “We Must Have Done Them Considerable Damage” (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith’s St. Leonard Site (within shouting distance
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.