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Mr. Pratts garden for beauty and elegance exceeds all that I ever saw—The main [[alley]], 13 feet wide, and 20 rods long is upon each side graced with flowers of every kind and colours—and 18 wide. An [[alley]] of 13 feet wide runs the length of the garden thro’ the centre—Two others of 10 feet wide equally distant run parallel with the main [[alley]]. These are intersected at right angles by 4 other [[alleys]] of 8 feet wide—Another [[alley]] of 5 feet wide goes around the whole garden, leaving a border around it of 3 feet wide . . . next to the pales. . . . The border of the main [[alley]] is ornamented with flowers of every description. |+|
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Revision as of 19:23, July 17, 2012
Henri Joseph Stier
Alternate Names: Baltimore House, Calvert Mansion, Riversdale Mansion
Associated Sites: University of Maryland, College Park
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John Archibald Sr. Lemon Hill (1807); Courtesy of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection, Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia"
- Anonymous. Anonymous. 1848. American Farmer 4, 53.
- On either front is an ample lawn with shade trees, grass plots, parterres, shrubbery, and flowers, whose effect upon the senses impart an interest to the view, warm the mind into admiration, and give assurance, that a chastened taste and artistic skill had presided while these were being fashioned into form. . . . These improvements were made by the present proprietor’s ancestors, in the beginning of the present century, but are still in a state of the most perfect preservation.
- Anonymous. 1848. American Farmer 4, 53.
- The main building is 68 by about 50 feet, with an elegant Portico on its northern [front], and a Piaza [sic], running its entire length, on its southern front, each constructed with due regard to classic and architectural propriety.
- Warden, David Bailie. 1816. A Chronographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia. Paris: Printed and sold by Smith, 156.
- The establishment of George Calvert, Esq. at Bladensburg, attracts attention. His mansion, consisting of two stories, seventy feet in length, and thirty-six in breadth, is admirably adapted to the American climate. On each side there is a large portico, which shelters from the sun, rain, or snow.