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c. 1768. 17388 Teaques Point Rd.

Maxwell Hall represents the once-typical four-room-plan Chesapeake dwelling of the mid- to late eighteenth century. Built by merchant George Maxwell, the plan is considered transitional, evolving from the earlier multipurpose two-room hall-parlor plan to the more sophisticated Georgian central passage. Adjoining parlors appear to the front, one slightly larger to accommodate the central entrance of the five-bay facade; to the rear is a small stair hall flanked by additional rooms. Maxwell Hall has a fully excavated cellar that housed the original kitchen and is distinguished by its gambrel roof and massive brick end chimneys with tapered shoulders and free-standing stacks, providing heated rooms at each level.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1767


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "MAXWELL HALL", [Baltimore, 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, 38-39.

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