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Snow Hill, 13209 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel, Prince George's County, MD

Snow Hill, 13209 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel, Prince George's County, MD

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Summary

Significance: Snow Hill is an excellent example of a dwelling executed in an architectural style popular during the period of early settlement in Prince George's County. Its one-and-a-half story, gambrel-roof configuration a tradition of Southern Tidewater architecture was once commonly found throughout the region. Being of brick construction, Snow Hill was of a more permanent nature than most of its kind which were executed in wood frame few of which are therefore extant. The house is also significant as one of a number of homes of the prominent Snowden family who first settled in the Laurel area in 1690. Samuel Snowden, the builder of Snow Hill, was heir to a vast tract of land here (6,000 acres), as well as the Patuxent Iron Works, started by his father in 1726.
Survey number: HABS MD-642
Building/structure dates: 1799 Initial Construction

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Klugh, T, transmitter
Brostrup, John O., photographer
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Laurel Wood39.08309, -76.84579
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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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