Butler House (Oxon Hill, Maryland)

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Butler House
Butler House Oxon Hill MD Dec 10.JPG
Butler House, December 2010
Butler House (Oxon Hill, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Butler House (Oxon Hill, Maryland)
Nearest city Oxon Hill, Maryland
Coordinates 38°48′24″N 77°0′13″W / 38.80667°N 77.00361°W / 38.80667; -77.00361Coordinates: 38°48′24″N 77°0′13″W / 38.80667°N 77.00361°W / 38.80667; -77.00361
Area 9.4 acres (3.8 ha)
Built 1853
Architect Butler, Henry Alexander
Governing body Private
MPS African-American Historic Resources of Prince George's County, Maryland
NRHP Reference #

05000147

[1]
Added to NRHP March 14, 2005

The Butler House is a historic home of importance to local African American history and located at Oxon Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. Henry Alexander Butler, a free African American man from Charles County, moved with his family to the property in 1853, and the property has been continuously associated with the Butler family. Henry Butler became a Reconstruction era community leader, serving as trustee of the nearby Freedmen's Bureau school. The Butler House is a 2 12-story, one room deep wood-frame and log residence covered in cast stone. It sits in a secluded, forested area, adjacent to the Oxon Hill Children's Farm.[2] As of December 2010, the house is in a severely dilapidated condition.

The Butler House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Butler House". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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