(2013-05) Anderson, Derek Nevin; Linebaugh, Donald
The purpose of this historic structure report was to investigate the eighteenthcentury
brick structure known as “the chapel,” located on the Compton Bassett
property in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. All aspects of the chapel were investigated
with the goal of providing treatment recommendations for this significant historic
resource. At present, the chapel faces a number of serious structural issues that
impact the preservation of the building.
The chapel was investigated thoroughly in an attempt to understand its
history, account for all conditions affecting the structure, and devise the most
appropriate treatment plan for the building. In conjunction with this investigation,
documentary evidence was used to develop a historical context for the building. The
result is a thorough building history and set of specifically tailored treatment
recommendations that can be used as a guide for the development of a preservation based
management and treatment plan for the Compton Bassett chapel.