Photo, Print, Drawing Antietam National Cemetery, Lodge House, Shepherdstown Pike (State Route 34), Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD

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About this Item

Title
Antietam National Cemetery, Lodge House, Shepherdstown Pike (State Route 34), Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD
Contributor Names
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Peltz, Paul J
Grant, Jackson & Co., Builder
Wagner, Martha, historian
Allen, Lori Ann, delineator
Searle, Donald D, delineator
Eschtruth, Phil L, delineator
Bloomberg, Janet M, delineator
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Hall, Susan C, historian
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Bieretz, Renee, photographer
Architrave P.C, Architects, delineator
Davidson, Lisa P, project manager
Davidson, Lisa P
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1933
Subject Headings
-  gatehouses
-  stone buildings (limestone)
-  war (Civil War)
-  funeral rites & ceremonies
-  adaptive reuse
-  houses
-  offices
-  Gothic Revival architectural elements
-  towers
-  national cemeteries
-  Maryland -- Washington County -- Sharpsburg
Notes
-  Significance: The cemetery's significance lies primarily in the events of the Civil War Battle of Antietam which led to its creation. Architecturally, its elaborate entrance gate and gothic-inspired lodge house typify the designs popular in the mid-nineteenth century. Located at the entrance gate to Antietam National Cemetery, the Lodge House is an important part of the cemetery's historic landscape. This structure served as the living quarters and office for the cemetery's superintendent while its observation tower provided a commanding view of the Antietam Civil War battlefield to visitors. Although similar in function to other national cemetery lodges, the Antietam Lodge was constructed under the auspices of the Antietam National Cemetery Commission established by the state of Maryland. As such it predates Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs' 1871 standard plan for National Cemetery lodges. Instead, the Lodge's Gothic Revival design was executed by Washington, D.C. architect Paul Pelz. The national cemetery was governed by the Board of Trustees of the Antietam National Cemetery Commission until 1877, when the War Department took over stewardship.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-135
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N745
-  Survey number: HABS MD-936-A
-  Building/structure dates: 1867 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1936 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: 1928 Subsequent Work
Medium
Photo(s): 12
Color Transparencies: 4
Measured Drawing(s): 11
Data Page(s): 38
Photo Caption Page(s): 5
Call Number/Physical Location
HABS MD,22-SHARP,1A-
Source Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
md1079
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 12 | Color Transparencies: 4 | Measured Drawing(s): 11 | Data Page(s): 38 | Photo Caption Page(s): 5

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Paul J Peltz, Jackson & Co Grant, Martha Wagner, Lori Ann Allen, Donald D Searle, Phil L Eschtruth, et al., Boucher, Jack E, Jack E Boucher, Jack E Boucher, Jack E Boucher, and Renee Bieretz, photographer. Antietam National Cemetery, Lodge House, Shepherdstown Pike State Route 34, Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD. Maryland Sharpsburg Washington County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/md1079/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Peltz, P. J., Grant, J. &. C., Wagner, M., Allen, L. A., Searle, D. D. [...] Davidson, L. P., Boucher, J. E., Boucher, J. E., Boucher, J. E., Boucher, J. E. & Bieretz, R., photographer. (1933) Antietam National Cemetery, Lodge House, Shepherdstown Pike State Route 34, Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD. Maryland Sharpsburg Washington County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/md1079/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographers by Boucher, Jack E, et al. Antietam National Cemetery, Lodge House, Shepherdstown Pike State Route 34, Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/md1079/>.

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