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

Bostwick

Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

—Preserving the Past —

 
Bostwick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
1. Bostwick Marker
Inscription. Bostwick House is an important, but fragile, historic resource with many community, local, and statewide partners engaged in collaborative planning to restore this significant structure. One of the first efforts at preservation was in 1936 when the structure was documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), which eventually let to listing on the National Register for Historic Places in 1975.

In 1997, the Town of Bladensburg purchased the site from the last private owners, the Christofane Family, with funding help from the State of Maryland. Through the efforts of the University of Maryland’s Historic Preservation Program and the Maryland Historical Trust, multiple studies of the historical, cultural, and material context have been undertaken to understand the past, as well as plan for the future. Major structural work on the chimneys, damaged in an earthquake August 23, 2011, was completed in 2014 amid ongoing efforts to stabilize the buildings and landscape.

Ongoing Monitoring
This image shows a crack monitor used to measure and access any movement in the building. Monitoring of the fragile state of the structure is ongoing.
 
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker

Bostwick House damaged chimney image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
2. Bostwick House damaged chimney
is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 56.254′ N, 76° 56.068′ W. Marker is in Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 48th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3901 48th Street, Bladensburg MD 20710, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Bostwick (a few steps from this marker); British Stopover (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (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.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Bostwick House-front view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
3. Bostwick House-front view
Bostwick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
4. Bostwick Marker
This marker is the one on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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