Town of Riverdale ParkThree years after the death of his father, Charles Baltimore Calvert married Eleanor Mackubin (November 11, 1867). On the 203-acre portion of Riversdale that Charles inherited, the young couple built a farm they called MacAlpine, after the Mackubin family home in Scotland. In contrast to Riversdale plantation - a large farm staffed by enslaved labor growing tobacco for export - MacAlpine was a general farm that raised a variety of crops and livestock for home use and sale, and was staffed by hired labor. Although the house was large, it was smaller and more modest than Riversdale Mansion, where Charles grew up. The farmstead included a carriage barn, livestock barn, corncrib, and icehouse.
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|Date Added||Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 7:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 332146 N 4315179|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96951667, -76.93753333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.171', W 76° 56.252'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 10.26" N, 76° 56' 15.12" W|
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|Area Code(s)||240, 301, 410, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4440 Van Buren St, University Park MD 20782, US|
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