Bostwick Historical

Bostwick Historical (HM1T66)

Location: Bladensburg, MD 20710 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 56.249', W 76° 56.068'

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Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

—An Evolving Landscape —

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.
HM NumberHM1T66
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332337 N 4311618
Decimal Degrees38.93748333, -76.93446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.249', W 76° 56.068'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 14.94" N, 76° 56' 4.08" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3901 48th St, Bladensburg MD 20710, US
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