Bowman House


Bowman House

The Bowman House, located at 323 North Main Street, is typical of log houses built in Western Maryland during the first half of the 19th century.  It is two stories built in an “L” shaped plan.  A hewn V-notch construction detail was used at the exterior corners.  There are three interior brick chimneys.  Partitions are of vertical beaded tongue and groove boards.  John Bowman operated a red-ware pottery business at this location following the Civil War.

In the latter part of 1970, charter member Charles R. Smith gave the Society the house formerly owned by Bowman.

The house has been restored and now servers as the headquarters of the Society.  The Society has built a wagon barn and a potter’s shed on the site.

The Bowman House Museum is open the 4th Sunday of each month from May to October from 2-5pm and by appointment by calling 301.432.5889.