Sasscer's House, 5415 Old Crain Highway (U.S. Route 301), Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, MD
Significance: Kingston, as the house is popularly known, is one of the oldest remaining structures in the town of Upper Marlboro. The original structure is believed to have been constructed before 1730. In addition to its significance as a rare survival of an early settlement type dwelling, it is of interest for its mid 19th-century Gothic Revival or "Cottage style" renovation. Still intact from this period is the applied board-and-batten siding, and decorative gingerbread bargeboards in the eaves and dormers. Despite these decorative changes, however, its original 18th century, one-and-a-half story configuration has not been altered. It is also of historical significance for its association with the Craufurd and Sasscer families, both prominent in local law and politics, and as military men, merchants and tobacco planters.
Survey number: HABS MD-667
Building/structure dates: 1730 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1859