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Tenant Farm House
late 1800s

Frame dwelling for African American tenant farmers
This one-and-a-half-story, four-room frame dwelling was built as housing for African American tenant farmers in the late 1800s on a 400-acre tobacco farm in Prince George's County, MD. It was part of a small complex of tenant houses, each with its own privy, woodpile, and garden. The house was occupied by a succession of African American farmers before it was abandoned in 1967. Two years later, the house was dismantled and brought to the Smithsonian.

Notes
Originally sheathed in vertical board-and-batten siding
Covered with horizontal weatherboards by mid-1960s
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