Blossom Point, MD (Geographic Keyword)
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Adelphi BPI Oversized Document Inventory Spreadsheet.
Annotated Letter from the U.S. Army Electronic Research and Development Command to U.S. Army Materiel Command, Ballast House (1984)
An annotated letter referencing a prior letter sent from the State Historic Preservation Officer of the Maryland Historical Trust that directed Harry Diamond Laboratories to follow the guidelines stated in the letter sent 13 August 1984. HDL Facilities Engineering Office believes that higher headquarters recommend appropriate terms of agreement if a new MOA regarding the Ballast House is to be negotiated.
Archaeological Site Map, BPI_0277 (1985)
Archaeological site map of the Ballast House at Blossom Point.
Archaeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0075, N.D. (2018)
This site is located on the north bank of the Potomac River, one mile east of Upper Cedar Point, and two miles east of the mouth of Nanjemoy Creek. It runs along the coast for half a mile and extends inland for as much as 35 feet, though it usually is confined to a variable 10-20 foot wide strip. The shoreline in this locale apparently has stabilized such that the former wave cut cliff line has been revegetated.
An Archeological Overview and Management Plan for the Harry Diamond Laboratories - Blossom Point Test Site (1985)
This archeological overview and management plan provides a tool which can be used by DARCOM and decision makers at the Harry Diamond Laboratories - Blossom Point Test Site to assist in complying with regulations and procedures relating to historic preservation (Technical Manual 5-801-1, Technical Note No. 78-17, Resource Management; 32 CFR 650.181-850.193; Army Regulation 420-40; Army Regulation 200-1; Army Regulation 200-2; 36 CFR 800). This document summarizes data relating to the area's...
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0499, N.D. (2018)
This site consists of a two-story brick structure built c. 1800-1820. It is of rather simple Federal styling, with corbeled eave cornices, flush end chimneys, and a three-bay facade. At one end of the house there is a one-story frame wing that incorporates an early (probably original) and formerly detached kitchen. Although altered in recent years, it retains its large, exterior end chimney. The house stands on property owned by the Society of Jesus from 1649 to 1980, and was possibly built as a...
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0513, N.D. (2018)
This site consists of a light scatter of prehistoric and historic materials. Prehistoric artifacts included four ceramic fragments (three of which were badly burned), one quartzite flake, five fire-cracked rock, one quartz shatter, one quartzite shatter, and three oyster shells. Historic artifacts included one forged nail, five brick fragments, and one staple. Oyster shell was also observed along the bank to the southwest of the mapped site boundary.
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0514, N.D. (2018)
Oyster shell was observed along the edge of the cliff to the south. Prehistoric materials found at the site included two fire-cracked rocks, one quartz flake, one quartz shatter, one quartzite shatter and one sample oyster shell. A whitebodied earthenware sherd was also found within the site boundaries.
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0515, N.D. (2018)
Evidence of extensive oyster shell was observed along the south bank cliff. Prehistoric materials included three firecracked rocks and four quartz flakes. Historic artifacts included one tin-glazed earthenware fragment, one rosehead wrought nail, and one 12-gauge shotgun shell base. Testing of the northeast boundary was limited by disturbance caused by earthmoving activities. The site is separated from 18CH480 by an area of disturbance (a borrow pit) to the southwest of the site.
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0516, N.D. (2018)
This shell midden consists of approximately 8 acres. Four stps placed within this area recorded depths between 20 and 30cmbs. A rhyolite flake was found in one of the stps within the midden area. A small quantity of oyster shell was recovered in three stps along the cliff. Prehistoric material distribution (including one non-diagnostic ceramic sherd) was thinly scattered throughout most sections of the test area, which extended some 400m further southwest from the oyster shell...
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0517, N.D. (2018)
This site, northeast of a bulldozed area, contained no shell middens. Recovered material included quartz and quartzite lithic material, ceramics, fire-cracked rock, and a fragment of mammal bone.
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0518, N.D. (2018)
This site lies on a finger ridge jutting north into the marshy Kings Creek, about 600m east of its mouth at Nanjemoy Creek. Three ceramic fragments (untyped) and a rhyolite flake were found in two stps on this finger of land jutting north into the marsh.
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0519, N.D. (2018)
This site consists of 1 quartz flake, 2 quartzite shatter, 1 rhyolite shatter, and 2 quartz shatter recovered from one stp on the tip of a finger of land projecting north into a marsh.
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0520, N.D. (2018)
Originally mapped by Judge Graham and later documented by Wilke and Thompson, this is the small remnant of what may have been a larger shell midden. The top has been plowed and the western edge eroded. No artifacts or vertebrate faunal remains other than bits of charcoal and fire-cracked rock were noted by Geo-Recon in 1980. Radiocarbon dates obtained for the basal and immediate sub-plowline portions of this site indicate a Terminal Archaic or Early Woodland date. This site was noted to...
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0521, N.D. (2018)
This site was first recorded by Wilke & Thompson in 1977 as a thin scattering of oyster shells confined to plowzone, and a shell-filled pit found eroding out of a bank. MAAR Associates conducted a Phase I in 1993, noting three distinct shell deposits in this area, and recommending increasing the recorded size of the site from 100 square feet to an area measuring roughly 615x60m. They found a scatter of 7 quartz and quartzite flakes, 1 hammerstone, and 3 fire-cracked rocks. In February, 1999,...
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0522, N.D. (2018)
Originally mapped by Judge Graham and later documented by Wilke and Thompson, this oyster shell midden is being actively eroded by waves on Nanjemoy Creek. The midden surface has also been highly disturbed by disking and blading. Numerous piles of surplus or discarded test equipment are being stored on the midden. Radiocarbon dated at 2220 +/- 50 BP, this site is attributed to the Middle Woodland period. Supporting this cultural association is the presence of Mockley ceramics (three sherds). The...
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0523, N.D. (2018)
Wilke and Thompson reported lithics at this site. Geo-Recon found a small prehistoric lithic scatter here in 1980, consisting of quartz and quartzite flakes and chunks, and occasional biface fragments. They speculated that this site might be considered continuous with 18CH158, 159, and 161. MAAR found artifacts in 10 stps. These included 1 amber glass, 1 brick fragment, 5 quartz and quartzite debitage, 1 chert possible spoke shave, and 1 fire-cracked rock.
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0524, N.D. (2018)
Wilke and Thompson reported finding lithics, a hammerstone, and fire-cracked rock at this site. Geo-Recon found a small prehistoric lithic scatter here in 1980, consisting of quartz and quartzite flakes and chunks, and occasional biface fragments. They speculated that this site might be considered continuous with 18CH158, 159, and 160. 1993: MAAR found artifacts in 13 stps and along the beach here. Artifacts from the stps included 6 quartz flakes, 10 fire-cracked rock, and 8 oyster shells. On...
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0525, N.D. (2018)
Wilke and Thompson noted a shell midden with Popes Creek pottery. Geo-Recon found numerous water rolled quartzite flakes and chunks on the beach below the eroding cliff line. A hammerstone and quartzite stemmed projectile point were also observed. The source of these secondary deposits is likely the adjacent cliff though whether the majority of the artifacts are coming from the shell associated occupation or perhaps a subshell occupation is unknown at this time. No diagnostic artifacts were...
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0526, N.D. (2018)
This oyster shell deposit was first mapped by Wilke and Thompson (1977). The site covers approximately 7 1/2 acres and is characterized by densely packed shells to 3 feet in thickness. According to the 1937 aerial coverage (ASCS Frame AHU-2-118), portions if not all of this site have been plowed. This site is separated by a small valley and marsh system from site 18CH157 which is situated immediately to the south. A successional stand of pine and open grassy areas now cover the site. No...
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0527, N.D. (2018)
This historic site consists of the bulldozed remains of a house and well site as well as a broad scatter of artifacts along an adjacent hillslope. The hillside dump which laps down into an adjoining marsh contains molded glass bottles and jars, wide mouth canning jars, assorted other glass bottles, and a shoe. A concentration of early 20th century bottles lies at the north end of this debris scatter. Ceramics include 1 piece of a stoneware container and 4 pieces of a white porcelain plate with 2...
Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0528, N.D. (2018)
This shell midden was originally recorded by Wilke and Thompson. The site covers approximately 4 acres and consists of scattered to dense whole valves of C. Virginica. The periphery of the site has been disturbed by an access road and bulldozing activities. The deposit varies in thickness but was revealed by probing to be at least 15" deep. A complete surface inspection of the site revealed numerous flakes and chunks of quartz and quartzite as well as several sherds of Potomac Creek ceramics....
Architectural Drawing, East Elevation of the Ballast House, Blossom Point, ND (2018)
An architectural drawing of the east elevation of the Ballast House, at Blossom Point, MD. Using a scale of 1/4" = 1'-0".
Architectural Drawing, First and Second Floor Fireplace (Sheet 1 of 5), Ballast House, Blossom Point (1990)
An architectural drawing of the first and second floor fireplace in the Ballast Point Farm at Blossom Point, Maryland. The purpose of this supplemental HABS documentation was to record interior features that were not previously measured and drawn. The work was undertaken as part of a comprehensive architectural, historical, and archaeological investigation intended to assist the government with its preservation plans for the resource. Documentation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the...
Architectural Drawing, First and Second Floor Windows and Doors (Sheet 4 of 5), Ballast House, Blossom Point (1990)
An architectural drawing of the first and second floor windows and doors of the Blossom Point Farm at Blossom Point, MD. An addendum to the Ballast House included.