Belair (NRIS 77001520)

Address: Tulip Grove and Belair Drives, Bowie, Maryland. County/parish: Prince George'S.

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places September 16, 1977.

Also known as:

  • Belair Mansion

From Wikipedia:

Belair Mansion (Bowie, Maryland)
The Belair Mansion, located in the historic Collington area and in Bowie, Maryland, United States, built in c. 1745, is the Georgian style plantation house of Provincial Governor of Maryland, Samuel Ogle. Later home to another Maryland governor, the mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Belair is recognized as the only great colonial estate where breeding of race horses was conducted over the course of three centuries. The estate significantly influenced the development of thoroughbred horse racing in the new world, having one of only two stables to raise two Triple Crown champions. The mansion and its nearby stables both serve as museums, operated by the City of Bowie. (read more...)

Architects:

  • Tasker, Benjamin, Sr.

Architectural styles:

  • Georgian

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/77001520

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