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

Bostwick

Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

—An Evolving Landscape —

 
Bostwick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
1. Bostwick Marker
Inscription. The 7.7 acres that comprise the landscape of Bostwick House provide a welcome respite of open space from the surrounding dense urban environment. The most prominent manmade feature of the land is the wide west lawn that is divided into four broad terraces leading up to the main house. The first three were constructed with the in 1746, and the upper-most terrace was added in the early 20th century as a part of major renovation.

A historic orchard and remains of a windmill stand on the eastern portion of the site, elevated above the house. Undulating ground connects the orchard with small ponds fed by a spring, and a meadow, now the site of a nursery for trees and plants ued to restore the Anacostia River ecosystem. To the south of the main house and adjacent to the chicken coop, is a kitchen and house garden, where some of the historic boxwood hedges remain intact.

(Inscription beside the photo on the left)
View to the East-This photo, taken ca. 1910 from the top of the windmill (partially demolished), shows a view to the east, including the house, the barn, and the banks of the Anacostia River beyond.
 
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker

Bostwick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
2. Bostwick Marker
This marker is the one on the right.
series.
 
Location. 38° 56.249′ 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (within shouting distance of 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. AgricultureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Bostwick-Front terrace image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
3. Bostwick-Front terrace
Bostwick image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
4. Bostwick
The gardens and out buildings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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