Belair Stable Museum (Bowie, Maryland)
Front of Belair Stable Museum, August 2007
|Location||2835 Belair Drive in Bowie, Maryland, USA|
|Nearest city||Bowie, Maryland|
|Area||Architecture, Sport - Horse Racing |
|NRHP Reference #||73002163|
The Belair Stable Museum is located at 2835 Belair Drive in Bowie, Maryland. It is operated by the City of Bowie, Maryland. The building once housed the Belair Stud Farm until 1957 when the Woodward family sold the Belair Estate to Levitt & Sons for the construction of Belair at Bowie.
This U-shaped sandstone equine stable was built in 1907 for James T. Woodward, then owner of the Belair Mansion. The elaborate stable building reflects Belair’s long and distinguished association with thoroughbred horse racing and breeding.
The stable sits on 2 acres (8,100 m2) located about 1000 feet northeast of the Belair Mansion. Once part of the large estate, the stable building is now surrounded by residential development. The building itself is a U-shaped structure with a 1 1⁄2-story main block and single-story flanking wings, forming an open exercise yard to the center.
- Fiehler, Leonard E (1972), National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Belair Stables PG:71B-5 (PDF), PG:71B-5, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service
- Lavoie, Catherine C. (1991), Historic American Building Survey: Belair Stables, MD-87A, Washington, D.C.: National Park Service
- Belair Stable Museum in the City of Bowie, Maryland
- National Register of Historic Places
- The City of Bowie, Maryland
- Belair Stable Historical Marker
- Maryland Historical Trust
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