|The Bostwick House|
|Take a moment to imagine this being the view from your front door, a look onto the
of the resplendent Anacostia River Valley (minus chainsaw-ish device to the left).
When Aaron invited me to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bostwick House, I jumped at the chance to absorb more of our local history, run my fingers along and mind around what used to be and to take some sweet pics of the details that caught my eye – like the beautifully intricate design on a radiator I spotted, the soft curves on a marble mantelpiece (I *think* marble, don’t quote me 😉), the woodwork along the stairwell. Man oh man. 😍
Drool / Swoon-worthy Details
The Bostwick House is currently used by the University of Maryland’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation as a study site, on which they both study and restore the House. For a deeper dive into the details on this historic house and the folks who lived and worked there, head to this site about the Bostwick House.
|Attentively listening as Donald Linebaugh (Director of UMD’s Historic
Preservation Program) shares details on the details!
And in case videos are more your thang, here’s one sharing details about the restoration and some history behind the Bostwick House:
🔊 While the house is not currently open to the public, the Town of Bladensburg and those involved in the preservation of the Bostwick House would love to hear ideas from Route One Fun readers on future uses for the House that preserves its history, creates jobs and stimulates the local economy. Inspired? 🖉 Feel free to add you ideas for Bostwick House to the comments below!
The Bostwick House is located at 3901 48th St, Bladensburg, MD 20710
Sheila E.Mitchell says
So glad Bostwick house is being preserved. I grew up in this neighborhood and visited Mrs Christofane on her back porch. Lived around this home on Quincy Street. Use to see her daughter drive up the driveway in her little convertible when she came home to visit. All of my childhood memories were living around and walking past this place when we walked to the store. There was a caretaker man who was there all of the time and took care of her animals. Horses, and I think a mule.
Great bit of insider knowledge there, Sheila! Thanks so much for taking the time to write an share your story!
Love Bostwick House — great way for it's preservation to proceed — and local students to "get their hands dirty" with the realities of history.