Burleigh (Ellicott City, Maryland)

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Burleigh, January 2011
Burleigh (Ellicott City, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Burleigh (Ellicott City, Maryland)
Burleigh (Ellicott City, Maryland) is located in the US
Burleigh (Ellicott City, Maryland)
Location 3950 White Rose Way, Ellicott City, Maryland
Coordinates 39°15′44.8884″N 76°52′4.3608″W / 39.262469000°N 76.867878000°W / 39.262469000; -76.867878000Coordinates: 39°15′44.8884″N 76°52′4.3608″W / 39.262469000°N 76.867878000°W / 39.262469000; -76.867878000
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1810 (1810)
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference # 82001596[1]
Added to NRHP November 30, 1982
Bureigh in 1936
Drawing Room

Burleigh, or Burleigh Manor, is a historic home located at Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland, built on a 2,300-acre (930 ha) estate.[2] It is a Federal-style brick dwelling built about 1810, laid in Flemish bond. Also on the landscaped grounds are a stone smokehouse; a much-altered log, stone, and frame "gatehouse" or "cottage," and another log outbuilding, as well as an early-20th century bathhouse, swimming pool, and tennis court. The probable builder was Colonel Rezin Hammond (1745–1809), who bequeathed the manor and 4,500 acres (1,800 ha) to [3] his grandnephew Denton Hammond (1785–1813) and his wife Sara who lived there until her death in 1832.[4][5] In 1914 the estate was owned by Mary Hanson Hammond with land totaling over 1,000 acres (400 ha) including the outbuildings and slave quarters.[6] In 1935 the Estate was subdivided to 600 acres (240 ha) and purchased by Charles McAlpin Pyle, Grandson of industrialist David Hunter McAlpin.[7] It is currently operated as a livestock shelter.[8] In the late 1960s the property was owned by Mrs G. Dudley Iverson IV.[9]

Centennial Lane was built in 1876 as a shortcut through Burliegh Manor property between Clarksville and Ellicott City.[10]

In November 1976 the county executive, Edward L. Cochran, commissioned a $35,000 survey by Resource Management Associates Inc. to analyze 600 acres (240 ha) of the manor property for a landfill site at a set contract price of $2,250,000, but a task force recommendation led to a site selection in Marriottsville.[11][12][13] In 1979 A historical survey was conducted, listing the owner as Maple Lawn developer Stewart J Greenbaum.[5] In 1982 Burleigh was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] In 1987, the wife of former County Executive Cochran listed Burleigh Manor and 15 surrounding acres for sale for $750,000.[14]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project. Maryland, a Guide to the Old Line State. p. 330. 
  3. ^ Howard County Historical Society. Images of America, Howard County. p. 28. 
  4. ^ Howard County Historical Society. Images of America, Howard County. p. 30. 
  5. ^ a b Peggy Bruns Weissman (October 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Burleigh" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  6. ^ John Martin Hammond. Colonial Mansions of Maryland and Delaware. p. 106. 
  7. ^ "Howard County Home Erected In 1774 Sold: Burleigh Manor, on 600-Acre Site, Bought by New Yorker". The Washington Post. 10 March 1935. 
  8. ^ "Burliegh Manor". Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Loveley Historic Howard Homes". The Times (Ellicott City). 31 March 1965. 
  10. ^ William Hand Browne, Louis Henry Dielman Maryland Historical Society (1956). Maryland Historical Magazine. p. 213. 
  11. ^ "Howard consultant reports: Burleigh Manor suitable for landfill". The Baltimore Sun. 29 October 1976. 
  12. ^ Micheal J. Clark (8 December 1976). "Howard's first-choice landfill site gets a low rating from task force". The Baltimore Sun. 
  13. ^ "Landfill Toxins seep into bedrock". The Baltimores Sun. 21 Feb 1993. 
  14. ^ Preservation News: 18. 1 April 1987.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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