PG Tricentennial Prince George's County:
Over 300 years of History

Historic Places
3901 48th Street, Bladensburg
Built in 1746 -- Bostwick is a 2-1/2-story, Georgian brick house, with a flared gable roof and bracketed cornice, a high buttress at the south gable end, and a kitchen wing to the north. It was built for Christopher Lowndes, merchant and Town Commissioner, and was later the home of Lowndes' son-in-law, Benjamin Stoddert, first Secretary of the Navy. Probably the earliest surviving building in Bladensburg, Bostwick stands high on a terraced lawn, and is a prominent landmark in the town.

Special thanks to Prince George's County Historic Preservation Commission, M-NPPC, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 (301)952-3520 for permission to post this page. Images on these pages are copyrighted and should not be used without author's permission.

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These pages were created as a part of the 1996 PG County Tricentennial celebration. Additional history resources are listed on the bibliography page. These pages are not being updated. They are now located on the Prince George's County Historical Society's web site. Contact links: web site manager - Society information. You can search the entire site through this search form.:

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