Blog Category: Hammond

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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Howard’s Adventure: Matthias Hammond’s Country Estate

Apr 15, 2020

By: Rachel Lovett, Curator & Assistant Director The original owner of the Hammond-Harwood House was a young man named Matthias Hammond. Matthias likely never made the impressive residence on Maryland […]

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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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Hammond-Harwood Myths

Apr 21, 2011

One of the stories surrounding the building of the Hammond-Harwood House in 1774 suggests that its original owner, Matthias Hammond, wanted such a large house because he was engaged to […]

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