Teackle Mansion

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Teackle Mansion, 11736 Mansion Street, Princess Anne, Maryland

Teackle Mansion, 11736 Mansion Street, Princess Anne, Maryland

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Teackle Mansion

The Teackle Mansion in Princess Anne, Maryland was built for Littleton Dennis Teackle and his wife Elizabeth Upshur Teackle. Construction of this 10,000 square foot Federal style house began in the spring of 1802. The structure took 17-years to build, finally being finished in 1819.

The house exceeded most private residences of its day. Only the wealthiest Eastern Shore gentry of the early nineteenth century could afford to build on such a scale. The Teackles lovingly called the property “Teackltonia” in order to distinguish it from Mr. Teackle’s uncle’s, John Dennis’, Beckford estate next door.

Teackle Mansion, 11736 Mansion Street, Princess Anne, Maryland

Teackle Mansion, 11736 Mansion Street, Princess Anne, Maryland

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The resulting finely appointed mansion had five sections. The neo-classically inspired center section of the dwelling sits on an elevated foundation and showcases an intricately detailed front with a strictly symmetrical, temple-form facade. The symmetrical form continues throughout the first floor of the house. For instance, in the drawing room, false windows are fitted with mirrored glass panes to balance the working windows. Blind doors and niches match the working doors and open niches.

The Teackle Mansion is now the home of the Somerset County Historical Society. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It is open from the first weekend in April through the first weekend in December on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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