— Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —Christopher Lowndes, a prominent English merchant, constructed a small stone building here around 1760. Although he lived at Bostwick on the hill to the east, this property stayed in the Lowndes family until 1883. Over the past 250 years, Lowndes's stone building appears to have served as a post stop, a general store, and a domestic residence. During the 18th century people would have met in the space in front of the house, known as the "market square" to trade goods and visit with their neighbors.
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||Maryland State Highway Administration|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 7:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 332137 N 4311811|
|Decimal Degrees||38.93918333, -76.93681667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 56.351', W 76° 56.209'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 56' 21.06" N, 76° 56' 12.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4713 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg MD 20710, US|
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