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Belleview, 3201 Steed Road, Fort Washington, Prince George's County, MD

Belleview, 3201 Steed Road, Fort Washington, Prince George's County, MD



2009 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry
Significance: Belleview an excellent example of a small, early plantation house, represents what must have been a common early-settlement house type, which rarely survives today. Early dwellings such as this were later supplanted by a second generation of substantial manor houses financed by the tobacco prosperity of the late-18th and early-19th centuries. Belleview began as a modest ca. 1792 hall-and-parlor-plan house and evolved into a somewhat more sophisticated residence with a number of additions, including the flounder section to the side and the Greek Revival interior detail added ca. 1830. The farmstead has an interesting collection of outbuildings, including a log meathouse and one of the oldest tobacco barns in the county. The farmstead has been in the Lowe-Steed family since it was first settled.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1435
Survey number: HABS MD-654
Building/structure dates: 1792 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1830 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1960



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Klugh, T, transmitter
Brostrup, John O, photographer
Boucher, Jack, photographer
Lavoie, Catherine C, historian
Capen, Judith, faculty sponsor
Sandusky, Christina D., delineator


Fort Washington Estates38.76189, -76.95318
Google Map of 38.7618936, -76.9531784


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