Bowie, MarylandBuilt in 1840s, Melford is a two-and-one-half-story brick plantation house of side-hall and double parlor plan. It is distinguished by a two-story semi-circular bay and a parapetted double chimney at one gable end. It was built for Richard Duckett and was the home for three generations of the Hardisty family. The grounds include several early outbuildings, the terraced gardens, and there is a Duckett family burial ground on an adjacent knoll. The bay and chimney configuration makes Melford unique in the county. Melford, a Prince George's County Historic Site, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
|Placed By||St. John Properties, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:59am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 351836 N 4313617|
|Decimal Degrees||38.95900000, -76.71001667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 57.54', W 76° 42.601'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 57' 32.40" N, 76° 42' 36.06" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 21715 Melford Blvd, Bowie MD 20715, US|
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