Williams Plains (Bowie, Maryland)

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Williams Plains
Williams Plains South Dec 08.JPG
Williams Plains South Front, December 2008
Williams Plains (Bowie, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Williams Plains (Bowie, Maryland)
Williams Plains (Bowie, Maryland) is located in the US
Williams Plains (Bowie, Maryland)
Location MD 3, White Marsh Recreational Park, Bowie, Maryland
Coordinates 38°58′35″N 76°43′19″W / 38.97639°N 76.72194°W / 38.97639; -76.72194Coordinates: 38°58′35″N 76°43′19″W / 38.97639°N 76.72194°W / 38.97639; -76.72194
Area 4.9 acres (2.0 ha)
Architectural style Classical Revival, Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 80004329[1]
Added to NRHP November 28, 1980

Williams Plains is a historic home located in the White Marsh Recreational Park at Bowie in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. It is a 2 12-story brick house, with a Flemish bond south facade and six-course common bond used for the remaining walls. It is an early- to mid-19th-century brick house which is significant primarily for the Greek Revival–influenced interior decorative detailing which remains almost completely intact and thus is an excellent and somewhat rare record of domestic architecture in Prince George's County in the first half of the 19th century. The dominant design elements which characterize the decorative detailing include Greek Revival influenced trim, mantels, and paneled doors. A much lower 2 12-story wing, likely dating to 1942, projects from the northern portion of the east side. The bricks of the wing are laid in stretcher bond, and is a veneer-over-frame construction.[2]

Williams Plains was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ronald F. Andrews and Theodore F. Dutko (September 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Williams Plains" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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