Ash Hill

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Ash Hill
Ash Hill Nov 08.JPG
Ash Hill November 2008
Ash Hill is located in Maryland
Ash Hill
Location 3308 Rosemary Lane, Hyattsville, Maryland
Coordinates 38°58′49″N 76°57′34″W / 38.98028°N 76.95944°W / 38.98028; -76.95944Coordinates: 38°58′49″N 76°57′34″W / 38.98028°N 76.95944°W / 38.98028; -76.95944
Built 1840
Architect Clark,Robert
Architectural style Greek Revival, Late Victorian
NRHP Reference # 77001523 [1]
Added to NRHP September 16, 1977

Ash Hill, or Hitching Post Hill, is a two-story brick dwelling erected ca. 1840, and located on Rosemary Lane, in Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland. The house was built by Robert Clark, an Englishman who was seeking space and quiet in contrast to the crowded city of Washington, D.C. In 1875, General Edward Fitzgerald Beale bought the property. Beale entertained luminaries such as President U.S. Grant (a close personal friend who kept his two Arabian horses, Leopard and Linden, stabled at Ash Hill), President Grover Cleveland and Buffalo Bill Cody. The house, with its foot-thick brick walls and hilltop site, is an imposing one, made even more so by the massive pillared porch which surrounds it on three sides. The porch was added by Admiral Chauncey Thomas who purchased the property in 1895.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Christopher Owens (November 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Ash Hill" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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