Bellefields (Croom, Maryland)

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Bellefields, November 2011
Bellefields (Croom, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Bellefields (Croom, Maryland)
Bellefields (Croom, Maryland) is located in the US
Bellefields (Croom, Maryland)
Location 13104 Duley Station Road, Croom, Maryland
Coordinates 38°44′45″N 76°46′38″W / 38.74583°N 76.77722°W / 38.74583; -76.77722Coordinates: 38°44′45″N 76°46′38″W / 38.74583°N 76.77722°W / 38.74583; -76.77722
Built ca. 1720
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP reference # 71001027 [1]
Added to NRHP September 10, 1971

Bellefields is a manor house located in Croom, Prince George's County, Maryland. It was constructed about 1720. It is a brick structure in Flemish bond with random glazed headers, and two stories over a high basement. The structure is rectangular, with gabled roof sections, paired interior end chimneys, a front center entrance, wide raised belt course above the first floor, flat arched openings, and flanking symmetrical single-story wings. It is in the Georgian style. It was the home of Patrick Sim, Scottish immigrant and of his son, Col. Joseph Sim, Maryland patriot.[2]


Later, sometime after 1849, William Duckett Bowie lived there with his second wife.[3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Mrs. Preston Parish (March 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Bellefields" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  3. ^ Spencer, Richard Henry (1919). Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. New York: American Historical Society. p. 392. ISBN 0-8328-5943-5. 
  4. ^ Hall, Clayton Colman (1912). Baltimore: Its History and Its People, vol.3. Lewis Historical Publishing Co. pp. 303–306. 

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