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Tobacco Barns of Southern Maryland, Saint Charles, Charles County, MD

Tobacco Barns of Southern Maryland, Saint Charles, Charles County, MD

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Significance: The project to record the tobacco barns of Maryland was undertaken by students from the University of Delaware in an effort to record this important vanishing historic resource. Tobacco production provided a major source of revenue for Maryland dating from the colonial period. While most Maryland counties diversified or reverted completely into grain production during the nineteenth century, southern Maryland remained committed to tobacco. That is reflected in the rich array of extant tobacco barns in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties. This project records the evolution of tobacco barn design in this region through the production of measured drawings of its various forms, capturing the history of this once vital resource.
Survey number: HABS MD-1320



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator


Saint Charles38.60021, -76.92397
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