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