Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
Seton Belt Barn, West Side of Church Road, north of Central Avenue (Route 214), Mitchellville, Prince George's County, MD

Seton Belt Barn, West Side of Church Road, north of Central Avenue (Route 214), Mitchellville, Prince George's County, MD



Significance: The Seton Belt Barn is a unique, decorative example of a late 19th-century multi-use barn. The venture of a wealthy planter, William Seton Belt, the barn exhibits decorative features of Victorian-era architecture such as the jerkinhead roof, cupolas, and use of board-and-batten siding. It was part of the large landholdings of the Belt family, who retained possession of this tract from the 1860s until 1959. The Belts built two barns of this type during the same time period, one hear at the home farm and the other nearby at Belmont.
Survey number: HABS MD-981
Building/structure dates: ca. 1860 Initial Construction



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


Mitchellville38.89921, -76.79744
Google Map of 38.899207, -76.7974385


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