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Hawkins Pharsalia, Ruthsburg, Maryland (39.017074, -75.916918)

Main House  Felling Date: Winter 1828/9 and Spring 1829

Rafters (3/5) 1828 (C); Collars (0/5): Joist (1/5) 1828 (¼C): Site Master HPMDx1 1745-1828 (t =5.35 WSMDx1; 5.28 CRAWFORD; 5.14 VA2011) Site Master HPMDx2 (Undated); Individual sample hpmd11 (t =10.03 PNM; 8.46 ESHORE1; 8.36MD2011);

The Hawkins Pharsalia is a 1 1/2 story, three bay, single-pile gambrel-roofed dwelling. The house is constructed of brick laid in five-cource bond, with corbeled cornice and brick chimneys at each end.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built in the spring of 1829 or shortly thereafter.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2016 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Hawkins Pharsalia, Ruthsburg, Maryland”, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2015/0




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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230