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1870. 14531 Montevideo Rd.
  • (Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie)

Representing the many local houses erected of Seneca sandstone, Rocklands is distinguished by its Italianate Villa styling, made popular through period pattern books. The symmetrical building has a low hipped roof, widow’s walk with cut-out balustrade and bracketed cornice, tall sash windows, and ornamented entrance porch. The coursed stone walls include a datestone that names original owner, Benoni Allnutt. A regional accommodation is the side wing with two-level galleries. In his History of Western Maryland (1879), John Scharf describes Rockland as “a model and handsomely improved farm” and the house as “one of the finest in the county… not only a handsome architectural specimen, but [it] embodies all the comforts and conveniences that improved skill and refined taste could suggest.” Included is a board-and-batten bank barn resting on a cut sandstone foundation, pass-through granary, sandstone dairy, log meat house, and tenant house. The property is now home to Rocklands Farm Winery.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "ROCKLANDS FARM WINERY (ROCKLANDS FARM)", [Poolesville, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 326-327.

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