Content (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)

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Content, December 2008
Content (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Content (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
Content (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) is located in the US
Content (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
Location 14518 Church St., Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Coordinates 38°48′54″N 76°45′12″W / 38.81500°N 76.75333°W / 38.81500; -76.75333Coordinates: 38°48′54″N 76°45′12″W / 38.81500°N 76.75333°W / 38.81500; -76.75333
Area 1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built c. 1800 (1800)
NRHP reference # 78003119[1]
Added to NRHP September 13, 1978

Content, also known as the Bowling House, is a historic home located in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, across the street from the county courthouse. The home is a 2 12-story, two-part frame structure built in three stages. The first section, built in 1787, consisted of the present main block, with a stair hall and porch were added ca. 1800. A north wing was added before 1844. Content is one of the oldest buildings remaining in the county seat of Upper Marlboro, along with Kingston and the Buck (James Waldrop) House. Content has always been owned by prominent families in the civic, economic, and social affairs of town, county, and state including the Magruder, Beanes, and Lee families; and the Bowling and Smith families of the 20th century.[2]

Content was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1] It is located in the Upper Marlboro Residential Historic District.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Margaret W. Cook (August 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Content" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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