The Cottage (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)

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The Cottage
Clagett Farm, The Cottage (21636884541).jpg
The Cottage, November 2011
The Cottage (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) is located in Maryland
The Cottage (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
The Cottage (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) is located in the US
The Cottage (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
Nearest city 11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Coordinates 38°49′21″N 76°47′55″W / 38.82250°N 76.79861°W / 38.82250; -76.79861Coordinates: 38°49′21″N 76°47′55″W / 38.82250°N 76.79861°W / 38.82250; -76.79861
Area 281.8 acres (114.0 ha)
Built 1846 (1846)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate
NRHP Reference # 89000769[1]
Added to NRHP July 13, 1989

The Cottage is a 19th-century plantation complex located near Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, Maryland. The complex consists of the principal three-part plantation house with its grouping of domestic outbuildings and four tenant farms, scattered over 282 acres (114 ha). The plantation house has a 2 12-story main block constructed in the 1840s with a typical Greek Revival style interior trim and distinctive Italianate cornice brackets. Within 150 feet (46 m) to the northwest of the house is a complex of domestic outbuildings, including a well house, ice house, and meat house. It was the home of Charles Clagett (1819–1894), a prominent member of Upper Marlboro social and political society during the second half of the 19th century. He served as a county commissioner following the Civil War.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Susan G. Pearl (1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: The Cottage" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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