Blog Category: Architecture

Why Did Thomas Jefferson Draw the Hammond-Harwood House?

Jun 10, 2020

By Mark Wenger, Preservation Architect Plan and elevation for an undesignated project, inspired by the Matthias Hammond House. Thomas Jefferson. 1783-84.   Thomas Jefferson, looking across what is now Maryland […]

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The Door Tour: Unique Entryways of the Hammond-Harwood House

Jun 3, 2020

By Rachel Lovett, Curator & Assistant Director The Front Door The front door of Hammond-Harwood House makes an immediate impression. Often called the ‘most beautiful doorway in America (fig 1), […]

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A Window into Architecture: The Gibbs Surround at the Hammond-Harwood House Museum

Apr 1, 2020

A Window into Architecture: The Gibbs Surround at the Hammond-Harwood House Museum By: Rachel Lovett, Curator & Assistant Director Have you ever noticed the elegant window that graces the stair […]

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Palladian Connection

Sep 4, 2019

The house ranks architecturally with many of the great mansions built in the late Colonial period; however, it is the only house directly inspired from a plate in Palladio’s, I […]

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The Other Hammond House

Dec 14, 2012

By Educational Program Coordinator Tara Owens Occasionally, the Hammond-Harwood House becomes confused with another Hammond house in Maryland, the Benson-Hammond House. It is easy to see why this happens, as […]

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18th Century House, 21st Century Museum

Jul 27, 2012

The Hammond-Harwood House is lucky enough to have interns and volunteers who use their unique skills and talents to accomplish projects that add immeasurably to the experiences we are able […]

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Pop Quiz

Jun 19, 2012

What feature, found in only a handful of 18th-century homes, does the Hammond-Harwood House share with the Warner House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire? I’ll give you a minute to think […]

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Inspired by Hammond-Harwood

Mar 29, 2012

By Intrepid Intern Tara Owens Famed architect William Buckland is the man responsible for the design and details of the Hammond-Harwood House.  Buckland’s architectural style was greatly influenced by the […]

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Friday Photo: Simple Ceilings

Oct 21, 2011

This is not a simple ceiling. It’s also not at the Hammond-Harwood House. This is one of the ceilings in the Chase-Lloyd House, our neighbor across the street. The interiors […]

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