Montpelier

Also known as: Snowden-Long House, New Birmingham
2.1 mi. E of Laurel on MD 197, Laurel, Maryland

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Montpelier

4. Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer May 26, 1936 11

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Description 

Montpelier is a National Historic Landmark as a distinguished example of a late Georgian, five-part plantation house with exceptionally fine interior detailing. Montpelier is also of significance as the primary homeplace of the Snowden family who received the original land grant for this area, first settling here ca. 1690. Through their iron works, and later their textile mills, the Snowden family developed and dominated the local economy for well over a century. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS MD-140)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1970
Reference number
70000852
Architectural style
Georgian
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Forest
Current functions
Museum; Forest
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1750-1799
Significant years
1748; 1783
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing structures: 1

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