|Slave quarter home|
WHY WAS THE TOWN ABANDONED? -
During the 18th century, many trans-Atlantic tobacco ships would gather tobacco at London Town before sailing to England and Europe where the tobacco was traded for manufactured items, spices, and other goods from around the globe. When these ships returned to the Chesapeake, merchants based in London Town would advertise these wares in the Maryland Gazette.
|Londontowne, Md is located on the South River|
HOUSE TYPE 1: SLAVE QUARTERS - The slave quarters were constructed out of wood, and had two chimneys. It was two floors, and the bedrooms were on the second floor. There was a small model of this house in the museum.
HOUSE TYPE 2: RESIDENTS / NON-SLAVES - The residential houses of non slaves seemed to be made of brick. They also had 2 chimneys and two floors. Since they were made of brick, they were more well-insulated for the winter cold than the wooden houses. These houses also had many more windows.
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