Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
Bowieville, 522 Church Road South, Leeland, Prince George's County, MD

Bowieville, 522 Church Road South, Leeland, Prince George's County, MD



Significance: Bowieville is one of the finest examples of the Federal style in Prince George's County. Features such as its symmetry, elliptical fanlights at the entry and between the parlors, tripartite windows, bowed rear porch and other Adamesque details, exemplify the Federal style. Bowieville reflects the prosperity of the tobacco economy of Prince George's County, as well as the prominence of the Bowie family. The Bowies had extensive landholdings in the county and were important politically. Bowieville was built by Mary Wooton Bowie, daughter of Governor Robert Bowie, on property she inherited from her father, and is very similar in styling to his home, Mattaponi, which is also of brick covered with stucco.
Survey number: HABS MD-644
Building/structure dates: 1820 Initial Construction



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Klugh, T, transmitter
Boucher, Jack, photographer
Brostrup, John O., photographer




Library of Congress

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted.

Library Of Congress

The objects in this archive are from Library of Congress - the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors.

Disclaimer: A work of the Library of Congress is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain. This website is developed as a part of the world's largest public domain archive,, and not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress,

Developed by GetArchive, 2015-2020