Behind the Big House

Behind the Big House (HM1HO0)

Location: Towson, MD 21286 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.966', W 76° 35.214'

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Domestic Service Buildings

Hampton National Historic Site

At Hampton's height, hundreds of workers labored to make this a self-sufficient and profitable estate. Slaves and servants who worked in the mansion carried out their daily chores in this yard and also had living quarters in this area (see octagonal foundation nearby). In the early 19th century, there were more outbuildings than you see now, including a carpenter's shed and smokehouse. In the 1850s, a gas works was built nearby. Servants heated coal to make gas, which was fed through pipes to the mansion. The Ridgelys used gas lighting until electricity was installed in 1929.

(Inscriptions under the photo of the buildings reading left to right) Garage, 1910-This garage was for cars, which replaced carriages in the early 1900s; Shed; Storage Shed; Privies-These multi-seat outhouses were sanitary facilities. In back are trap doors for cleaning.

HM NumberHM1HO0
Historical Period18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century
Historical PlaceHome
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 9:04am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363392 N 4364154
Decimal Degrees39.41610000, -76.58690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.966', W 76° 35.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 57.9600" N, 76° 35' 12.8400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 443
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1114 Gypsy Ln W, Towson MD 21286, US
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