Site Owner(s): George Calvert
Site Designer(s): Henri Joseph Stier
Alternate Names: Baltimore House, Calvert Mansion, Riversdale Mansion
Associated Sites: University of Maryland, College Park
Location: Riverdale, MD View on Google maps
- Beebe, Lewis. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Journal of Lewis Beebe, 1799-1801, vol. 3
- 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.