Rosemary Lawn

Also known as: CH-105
Fire Tower Rd., Welcome, Maryland


National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 16, 1992
Reference number
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings; Animal facility; Secondary structure; Storage
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849; 1925-1949
Significant years
1844; 1847
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 8
Contributing structures: 4
Contributing sites: 4



Rosemary Lawn
Posted November 12, 2011, by Karen (Griggs) Nolan (greeneyedgirl320 [at] aol [dot] com)

I have such a fascination with Rosemary Lawn. My great-great grandparents, William and Eleanor (Bettinson) Dows purchased this place around the end of the 19th century. My great grandmother was their daughter, Ada Dows. She married my great grandfather Charles Wesley Griggs. They were the parents of my grandfather, Frank Roger Griggs. My dad, Frank Roger Griggs Jr vaguely remembers Rosemary Lawn from when he was a young boy. I've never been to Rosemary Lawn but hope to make a trip there soon. It looks beautiful from the photos I've seen.