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Property Name De La Brooke Tobacco Barn
Reference Number 15000941
State Maryland
County St. Mary's
Town Oraville
Street Address De La Brooke Road
Multiple Property Submission Name Tobacco Barns of Southern Maryland
Status Listed 12/29/2015
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
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The De La Brooke Tobacco Barn is locally significant under criterion C in the area of Architecture as described in the Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF), Tobacco Barns of Southern Maryland. Based on the historic context ""Southern Maryland Tobacco Barns, 1790s-1959,"" it is a significant example of a Southern Maryland air-curing tobacco barn from the period 1800-1830s. The De La Brooke barn embodies the hallmark design and construction features of an early-nineteenth century tobacco barn from this region. The barn also employs a unique system for supporting the tier poles in the barn. Although in a deteriorated condition, the barn retains a good level of integrity. For these reasons, this bam meets the registration requirements ofthe Property Subtype: Air-Curing Tobacco Barns ofthe Nineteenth Century, as defined in the Multiple Property Listing. The period of significance for the barn is ca. 1815, which is the approximate date of construction of the barn.

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