Belvoir (Crownsville, Maryland)
Belvoir Historic Marker, July 2009
|Nearest city||Crownsville, Maryland|
|NRHP Reference #||71000366|
|Added to NRHP||November 19, 1971|
Belvoir is a historic house at Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It is a two-story, T-shaped building, constructed of brick, stone, and wood. The home is a product of building evolution spanning the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The earliest portion was probably built about 1736, but could date to the 17th century. It was the home of the grandmother of Francis Scott Key, who composed the Star Spangled Banner. Key visited in the summer in 1789.
Archaeological research is being performed on the plantation site to document the lives of slaves during the 18th and 19th centuries. A foundation from the slave quarters made of stone from the last quarter of the 18th century was found, with many artifacts from the period when slaves lived in the building.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Mrs. Preston Parish (June 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Belvoir" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
- [Archaeological dig finds massive slave quarters in Crownsville|http://www.capitalgazette.com/cg-archaeological-dig-finds-massive-slave-quarters-in-crownsville-20140731-story.html]
- Schablitsky, Julie M. 2016. "Belvoir's Legacy." Archaeology Magazine. Pages 55-63.
- Belvoir, Anne Arundel County, including photo from 1969, at Maryland Historical Trust
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. MD-846, "Belvoir, Generals Highway (State Route 178), Round Bay vicinity, Anne Arundel, MD", 3 photos, supplemental material
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