Melford (Mitchellville, Maryland)

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Melford, December 2008
Melford (Mitchellville, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Melford (Mitchellville, Maryland)
Melford (Mitchellville, Maryland) is located in USA
Melford (Mitchellville, Maryland)
Location Science Drive in Maryland Science & Technology Center, Mitchellville, Maryland
Coordinates 38°57′35″N 76°42′34″W / 38.95972°N 76.70944°W / 38.95972; -76.70944Coordinates: 38°57′35″N 76°42′34″W / 38.95972°N 76.70944°W / 38.95972; -76.70944
Built mid-late 1840s
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival
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Added to NRHP April 06, 1988

Melford is a historic plantation house located on the grounds of the Maryland Science and Technology Center, near the intersection of U.S. Route 301 and U.S. Route 50, at Bowie, Prince George's County, Maryland. The house is multi-part, gable-roofed, brick and stone dwelling house constructed probably in the mid-late 1840s, with elements of the Greek Revival style.[2]

The grounds include three outbuildings: a three-bay gable-roofed slave quarter probably dating from the 18th century; a pyramidal-roofed meat house also dating from the late 18th century; and a 20th-century pyramidal-roofed pump house. The landscape consists of terraced gardens, falling away from the house on three levels. Melford was home for 140 years to two prominent local families, the Ducketts and the Hardestys.[2]

Melford was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Christopher Owens (September 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Melford" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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