Domestic Service Buildings
Hampton National Historic SiteAt 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.
|Historical Period||18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century|
|Marker Type||Historic Building|
|Marker Class||Historical Marker|
|Marker Style||Free Standing|
|Placed By||National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 9:04am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 363392 N 4364154|
|Decimal Degrees||39.41610000, -76.58690000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 24.966', W 76° 35.214'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 24' 57.9600" N, 76° 35' 12.8400" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Can be seen from road?||No|
|Is marker in the median?||No|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1114 Gypsy Ln W, Towson MD 21286, US|
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