Melford (Mitchellville, Maryland)
Melford, December 2008
|Nearest city||Mitchellville, Maryland|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||
|Added to NRHP||April 06, 1988|
Melford is a historic plantation home located on the grounds of the Maryland Science and Technology Center, near the intersection of U.S. Route 301 and U.S. Route 50, at Bowie, Prince George's County, Maryland. The house is multi-part, gable-roofed, brick and stone dwelling house constructed probably in the mid-late 1840s, with elements of the Greek Revival style.
The grounds include three outbuildings: a three-bay gable-roofed slave quarter probably dating from the 18th century; a pyramidal-roofed meat house also dating from the late 18th century; and a 20th-century pyramidal-roofed pump house. The landscape consists of terraced gardens, falling away from the house on three levels. Melford was home for 140 years to two prominent local families, the Ducketts and the Hardestys.
- Melford, Prince George's County, Inventory No.: PG:71B-16, including photo in 1974, at Maryland Historical Trust website
- M-NCPPC Inventory of Historic Sites (Prince George's County); Melford, entry 71B-016, p. 95
- Melford, Crain Highway (U.S. Route 301), Mitchellville, Prince George's County, MD: 25 photos and 13 data pages, at Historic American Buildings Survey
- Melford, Slave House, Mitchellville, Prince George's County, MD: 1 photo and 1 data page, at Historic American Buildings Survey
- Melford, Smokehouse, Mitchellville, Prince George's County, MD: 1 photo and 1 data page, at Historic American Buildings Survey
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