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.
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Preservation Commission, M-NPPC, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden
Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 (301)952-3520 for permission to
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