On This Date in Maryland Preservation
On October 1, 1974, St. Catherine in Charles County was listed on Maryland’s National Register Properties.
The significance of St. Catherine is as the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd. In April of 1865, Mudd treated the injured John Wilkes Booth several hours after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mudd was subsequently sentenced to Fort Jefferson on Dry Tortugas Island, which is the westernmost island in the Florida Keys. Weakened by his prison stay, Mudd returned to St. Catherine in 1869.
St. Catherine is a two-part frame farmhouse. The main portion is a two-story, three-bay side-passage house. Alterations made in 1928 include the introduction of a one-story hip-roofed porch across the facade, a centrally positioned cross gable with a six-light window, and several rear additions. It appears likely that the passage of the main block originally extended through to the rear of the house but was later shortened by the introduction of a partition wall that provided for the addition of a small bedroom.
Image description: Two-part frame farmhouse with white paint and green trim.
Image text: Maryland's National Register Properties: St. Catherine
Image source: Library of Congress, Carol M. Highsmtih, #2018697871
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