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Hitching Post Hill, 3308 Rosemary Lane, Hyattsville, Prince George's County, MD

Hitching Post Hill, 3308 Rosemary Lane, Hyattsville, Prince George's County, MD

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Summary

Significance: Hitching Post Hill, built ca. 1840, is a good example of Greek revival architecture, a style not commonly found in Prince George's County. The property was purchased in 1875 by General Edward F. Beale of Decatur House in Washington, D.C., best known as the Surveyor General and pathfinder of California and Nevada during the days of the pioneer. Beale who purchased Hitching Post Hill as a country home and horse farm entertained U.S. Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Grover Cleveland here.
Survey number: HABS MD-976
Building/structure dates: 1840 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Klugh, T, transmitter
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Lavoie, Catherine C, historian
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Location

Hyattsville (Md.)38.97846, -76.95923
Google Map of 38.97846, -76.95922500000002
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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