Oakdale Manor

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Oakdale Manor is located in Maryland
Oakdale Manor
Oakdale Manor is located in the US
Oakdale Manor
Location 16449 Edwin Warfield Road, Woodbine, Maryland
Coordinates 39°17′18″N 77°04′56″W / 39.28833°N 77.08222°W / 39.28833; -77.08222Coordinates: 39°17′18″N 77°04′56″W / 39.28833°N 77.08222°W / 39.28833; -77.08222
Built 1838
Architectural style Brick Palladian
NRHP reference # 14001041[1]

Oakdale is a historic plantation located in Daisy, (Woodbine) Howard County, Maryland, former home of Maryland Governor Edwin Warfield.

Oakdale resides on a land grant from 1766. Oakdale was built in 1838 by Albert Galltin Warfield, great grandson of Captain Benjamin Warfield of Cherry Grove and his wife Margret Gassaway Watkins. In 1891 Edwin Warfield moved to the 265 acre Oakdale Manor after the death of his father and expanded the building to over twenty rooms.[2] The property includes a pre-1838 log slave quarters, tenant house, carriage house, smokehouse, barn, and an Octagon glass greenhouse. Oakdale was the site of the reunion of Company A of the Confederate States of America which he served. In 1904, Warfield became governor of Maryland.[3][4] The Governor hosted troops under the command of his appointee, Adjutant-General of the Maryland National Guard Clinton L. Riggs at Oakdale in 1907.[5] Warfield's grandson Edwin Warfield III sold the manor in the mid 1970s[6][7]

The Manor was subdivided to 54 acres and acquired by James F Jackson III who conducted a restoration in 1974.[8] The house was purchased by Ted Mariani in 1980 who expanded the property with a solarium. In 2014 he announced plans to convert the farm use from winter wheat, soybean, corn and timothy crops to a class II winery and agritourism location for events up to 150 persons.[9] The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in December 2014.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/15/14 through 12/19/14. National Park Service. 2014-12-24. 
  2. ^ Celia M. Holland. Old homes and families of Howard County, Maryland: with consideration of various additional points of interest. p. 300. 
  3. ^ Howard's Roads to the Past. Howard County Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee, 2001. 2001. p. 93. 
  4. ^ C.R.Miller (28 September 1907). "MARYLAND'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE AT HOME". Town and Country. 
  5. ^ "TROOP A AT OAKDALE.: Gov. Warfield Says His Outing with Soldiers Is One of Pleasure". The Washington Post. 19 August 1907. 
  6. ^ "Gen. Warfield retiring as adjutant general". The Baltimore Sun. 16 November 1979. 
  7. ^ Cleora B. Thompson (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Oakdale" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  8. ^ "HO-2 Oakdale". Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Amanda Yeager (16 October 2014). "Howard's first farm winery gains approval". The Baltimore Sun. 

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