Beall's Pleasure

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Beall's Pleasure
Bealls Pleasure 1936 HABS.jpg
Bealls Pleasure, 1936 HABS Photo
Beall's Pleasure is located in Maryland
Beall's Pleasure
Location 7250 Old Landover Road, Landover, Maryland[2]
Coordinates 38°55′51″N 76°53′10″W / 38.93083°N 76.88611°W / 38.93083; -76.88611Coordinates: 38°55′51″N 76°53′10″W / 38.93083°N 76.88611°W / 38.93083; -76.88611
Built 1795 - 1936
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other, Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79003169 [1]
Added to NRHP May 04, 1979

Beall's Pleasure is a historic home located in Landover, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. It was built in 1795 as the summer home of Benjamin Stoddert[3] who later became the first Secretary of the Navy.[4]

The building is a 2-story Federal brick house with a 1 12-story brick wing added in 1936. The building is 5 bays wide in the front and 3 at the rear. The brick has been laid in common bond.[2]

The garden was landscaped in 1936, by Boris V. Timchenko, long-time chief architect of the annual National Capital Flower and Garden Show, and later designer of gardens for President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower.[2][5]

Beall's Pleasure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c "Historic American Buildings Survey". HABS-No. MD-635. National Park Service. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Historic American Buildings Survey". HABS-No. MD-635. National Park Service. p. 3. 
  4. ^ Scharf, J. Thomas (1879). History of Maryland: From the Earliest Period to the Present Day. Baltimore: John B. Piet. Vol. II, p. 437.
  5. ^ "Beall's Pleasure". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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