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Photo, Print, Drawing Doughoregan Manor, 3500 Manor Road, Ellicott City, Howard County, MD

[ Photos from Survey HALS MD-27  ]

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About this Item


  • Doughoregan Manor, 3500 Manor Road, Ellicott City, Howard County, MD


  • Historic American Landscapes Survey, creator
  • Carroll, Charles, I
  • Carroll, Charles, III
  • Darnall, Mary
  • Caroll, Charles, II
  • Carroll, John Lee
  • Carroll, Charles, VI
  • Carroll, Anita Phelps
  • Phelps, Royal
  • Carroll, Charles, VII
  • Bancroft, Marie Louise Suzanne
  • Carroll, Royal Phelps
  • Carroll, Philip A
  • Carroll, Charles Bancroft
  • Hack, Anita
  • Carroll, Philip Acosta, I
  • Carroll, Nina Ryan
  • Carroll, Philip Acosta, II
  • Carroll, Camilla
  • Carroll, Philip Delafield
  • Manning, Chris, historian
  • Maroney, Sean, historian
  • Grogan, Brian, photographer
  • Stevens, Christopher M, transmitter
  • McCoy, Curtis, field team
  • Dovetail Cultural Resource Group, contractor
  • Westmount Development Corporation, sponsor
  • McPartland, Mary, transmitter

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 2000


  • -  Georgian architectural elements
  • -  Colonial architectural elements
  • -  Greek Revival architectural elements
  • -  plantations
  • -  plantation houses
  • -  cows
  • -  blacksmithing
  • -  blacksmith shops
  • -  barns
  • -  outbuildings
  • -  estates
  • -  Founding Fathers
  • -  chapels
  • -  agriculture
  • -  agricultural facilities
  • -  agricultural land
  • -  fields
  • -  pastures
  • -  forests
  • -  trees
  • -  lawns
  • -  terraces
  • -  manor houses
  • -  cupolas
  • -  ponds
  • -  rivers
  • -  driveways
  • -  slavery
  • -  slave quarters
  • -  slave houses
  • -  African Americans
  • -  gardens
  • -  gatehouses
  • -  icehouses
  • -  hyphens
  • -  tobacco plantations
  • -  tobacco barns
  • -  tobacco industry
  • -  tobacco
  • -  stables
  • -  brick buildings
  • -  stone buildings
  • -  log buildings
  • -  sawmills
  • -  wooden buildings
  • -  horses
  • -  bank barns
  • -  storehouses
  • -  springhouses
  • -  laundry
  • -  domestic life
  • -  Maryland--Howard County--Ellicott City

Latitude / Longitude

  • 39.27666,-76.893042


  • -  For additional documentation, see also HABS MD-230 and HABS MD-230-A
  • -  Significance: Taken as the whole, the design of the Doughoregan landscape may be aptly termed "Georgian." The distinct separation of the Doughoregan landscape into formal, functional, and naturalistic sectors ordered around a prominent country residence is indicative of plantations during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Numerous colonial Chesapeake terraced gardens survive today in varying degrees of preservation, restoration, and/or reconstruction. Similarly, an impressive number of formal manor houses also survive, as do collections and isolated examples of slave quarters and other eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century agricultural buildings. What is distinctive about the landscape at Doughoregan is that it encompasses all of these elements while also retaining its surrounding fields and woods that were representative of the rural Maryland estate. The survival of so many elements that make up the collective landscape is uncommon. While certainly the landscape has been altered over the last three centuries, there are many features that have survived that make Doughoregan a uniquely intact historic landscape. Over the past three centuries, Doughoregan has undergone numerous alterations to the built environment and landscape as well as substantial reductions in the original property boundaries. Despite these alterations, Doughoregan remains an excellent example of an eighteenth-century Maryland plantation, retaining its manor house and many of its original domestic and agricultural buildings, as well as notable landscape features such as gardens, terraces, walls, paths, roads, and agricultural fields. It has been described as "the most complete Eighteenth Century farm still extant in its Eighteenth Century form." It has also maintained a high degree of historic integrity in its setting, feeling, and association that is perhaps unique in Maryland. Furthermore, because Doughoregan has remained a working farm in the possession of the Carroll family for its entire existence, it successfully illustrates changes in architecture, landscape design, domestic improvements, land use and crop diversity, advancement in agriculture, changes in the available labor force, and religious freedom in colonial and post-Colonial Maryland as reflected in the built environment.
  • -  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N171
  • -  Survey number: HALS MD-27
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1727- ca. 1740 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1760 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1780 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1813 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1835 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1830-1860 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1702- ca. 1832 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1832- 1866 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1866-1911 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1911-1968 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1968-2017 Subsequent Work
  • -  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 71000376


  • Photo(s): 46
  • Color Transparencies: 6
  • Measured Drawing(s): 6
  • Data Page(s): 101
  • Photo Caption Page(s): 4

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HALS MD-27

Source Collection

  • Historic American Landscapes Survey (Library of Congress)


Control Number

  • md2161

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, Charles Carroll, Charles Carroll, Mary Darnall, Charles Caroll, John Lee Carroll, Charles Carroll, et al., Grogan, Brian, photographer. Doughoregan Manor,Manor Road, Ellicott City, Howard County, MD. Howard County Maryland Ellicott City, 2000. translateds by Stevens, Christopher Mmitter, and Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, C., Carroll, C., Carroll, C., Darnall, M., Caroll, C., Carroll, J. L. [...] Westmount Development Corporation, S., Grogan, B., photographer. (2000) Doughoregan Manor,Manor Road, Ellicott City, Howard County, MD. Howard County Maryland Ellicott City, 2000. Stevens, C. M. & McPartland, M., transs Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, et al., photographer by Grogan, Brian. Doughoregan Manor,Manor Road, Ellicott City, Howard County, MD. trans by Stevens, Christopher Mmitter, and Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.