Piscataway Village Rural Conservation Study

Brochures, Reports, and Special Studies

Piscataway Village Rural Conservation Study

Title:

Piscataway Village Rural Conservation Study

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Prince George's County Planning Department

Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
51

This report details the findings of a study on the 18th century village of Piscataway, requested by the Piscataway Citizens Association. The goals of the project were 1) to document the history of the village, using land records research and early maps to define the extent and size of the village since its establishment; 2) to define the character of the village; 3) to propose design concepts to guide new construction in order to retain village character; and 4) to propose methods to help retain a buffer zone around the village and the open space within the village. This report begins with a history of Piscataway, including its significance as a port and government tobacco inspection location during the 18th century, and a documentation of the location of its schools and post office. Next, the existing conditions within the village are described and the historic, rural character of the village defined. The architecture of the buildings within the village is discussed and analyzed. Design concepts for sympathetic new construction within the village are proposed and strategies for protection of the open space within and around the village are offered. The report is supplemented by photographs and maps.