Cremona Preservation Plan

Cremona is a historic rural estate located about 50 miles south of Washington, DC, along the west bank of the Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County, Maryland.  Beginning as a tobacco plantation ca. 1658, Cremona retains an abundance of significant historic resources that reflect its continuous role as an agricultural enterprise. The main house dates to ca. 1819, and is accompanied by contemporary outbuildings and agricultural structures. The non-profit Cremona Foundation engaged the Historic Preservation Program to conduct research and prepare a plan to guide the preservation of the Cremona property and its historic resources. The group gathered existing property records and inventoried and assessed the condition of the structures and numerous landscape features. Given the significance of the resources, the Cremona property appears to be a strong candidate for listing as a National Register of Historic Places historic district, under Criteria A, C, and D.

Stylized Cremona map
Courtesy of the Cremona Foundation.
Semester / Year
Summer 2019

Team Members

Sara Baum
Jeffrey Brammer
Chris Bryan
Grace Davenport

Faculty Advisors

Dennis Pogue (33)
Program / Center Affiliation
Research and Creative Practice Areas