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Lisbon Hotel, Lisbon, Maryland 39.336376,-77.071142

Primary House – only stone foundation survives Felling Dates: Structure demolished

Secondary House Felling Dates: Winter 1813/4, Winter 1814/5

Hyphen Felling Dates: Undates

Tertiary House Felling Dates: Winter 1824/5, Spring 1825

Site Master 1745-1814 (oak) LBMDx1 (t = 7.07 WSMDx2; 6.76 ADNJx1; gmbs4 6.42). Site Master 1739-1824 (oak and American chestnut) LBMDx2 (t = 10.37 STUBx1; 9.65 DC-AREA; 8.80 CDMDx6

The Lisbon Hotel is located at 15954 Frederick Road in the town of Lisbon in north western Howard County, Maryland. The building consists of three sections: a brick structure (the secondary construction phase) in the western portion of the building and a frame structure (the tertiary construction phase) in the eastern portion of the building, with a hyphen to the north of the brick structure. North of the hyphen is the surviving stone foundation for a log structure that is now gone (the primary construction phase).

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the secondary phase of the building was constructed from timbers felled in the winter of 1813/4 and the winter of 1814/5 and that the tertiary phase was built from timbers felled in the winter of 1824/5 and the spring of 1825.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2018 β€œThe Tree-Ring Dating of the Lisbon Hotel, Lisbon, Maryland ” unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2018/14




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Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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