Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory - Maryland


Summer House

Summer House, Montpelier Mansion, Laurel, Maryland (39.064719, -76.844118)

Summer House Felling Dates: Winter 1792/3, Spring 1793

(a) Bottom plate (1/1) 1792 (C); Rafter (0/1); Cupola rafter (0/3); Floor joists (2/3) 1792 (¼C), 1758.
Site Master 1698--1792 MSHMx1 (t =6.84 MDZ8; 6.79 belt; 6.22 RCBC3).

The summer house is a rare extant hexagonal structure with a shingle roof, shiplap siding, and a cupola. Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built in the spring of 1793 or shortly thereafter.

Worthington, M J, and Seiter, I 2013 ‘The Tree-Ring Dating of the Summer House,
Montpelier Mansion, Laurel, Maryland’, Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory 2013/23

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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230