William W. Early House (Brandywine, Maryland)

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William W. Early House
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William W. Early House, December 2008
William W. Early House (Brandywine, Maryland) is located in Maryland
William W. Early House (Brandywine, Maryland)
William W. Early House (Brandywine, Maryland) is located in the United States
William W. Early House (Brandywine, Maryland)
Location13907 Cherry Tree Crossing Rd., Brandywine, Maryland
Coordinates38°41′53″N 76°50′56″W / 38.69806°N 76.84889°W / 38.69806; -76.84889Coordinates: 38°41′53″N 76°50′56″W / 38.69806°N 76.84889°W / 38.69806; -76.84889
Area3.3 acres (1.3 ha)
Built1907 (1907)
Architectural styleQueen Anne
Part ofEarly Family Historic District (ID12001024)
NRHP reference No.88000984[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 30, 1988
Designated CPDecember 12, 2012

The William W. Early House is a Queen Anne-style house located at Brandywine in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, and is privately owned. It was constructed in 1907. According to a 1989 Historic American Buildings Survey report on the house, "The William W. Early House is probably the best example of turn-of-the-century Queen Anne-style domestic architecture in the county."[2]


William W. Early had the house built on the property of his childhood home which included 23 acres of land. He was the grandson of William H. Early, an important landowner and developer of the village of Brandywine.[3] William W. Early was the general manager for the Southern Maryland Railroad; this house contained his business office. The family resided in the house until 1949.[2]

There were minor changes to the house in 1940 and 1970 for modernization.[3]

The William W. Early House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


This Queen Anne style house is roughly square, with a hip-roofed 2+12-story main block, and asymmetrical gable-roofed extensions, projecting bays, and corner tower, all decorated with fine jigsawn and shingle detail. A two-story octagonal tower forms one corner of the house.[3]


The current house with 3,221 square feet of living space is on 3.27 acres. There was an extensive restoration in 2002. It has been featured on the Home and Garden Network's Old Homes Restored.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "William W. Early House". Historic American Buildings Survey. 1989. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  3. ^ a b c Susan G. Pearl (November 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: William W. Early House" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  4. ^ Ryan McDermott and Ahmar Mustikhan (Sep 27, 2007). "Marilynn Bland visits historic home". Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./Gazette.Net. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved 2012-10-03.

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