|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