Under contract with the Maryland Department of State Highways, the author conducted an intensive architectural investigation of the Bayly property outbuilding, located in Cambridge, Maryland. The Bayly outbuilding is a one-story, gable-roofed, frame structure, which has been hypothesized to be a rare surviving early slave quarter. Close examination of the historic fabric uncovered multiple phases of construction, beginning in the mid-18th century and extending into the mid-20th century. The building was relocated to the current location in the mid-19th century. The physical evidence points to non-domestic uses after the building was relocated, first as a store room and later as a workshop. The original function is less apparent, but, based on the site context, it could have been used as an office or as a kitchen/slave quarter.
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