National Geographic : 1954 Apr
437 National Geographic Photographer Bates Littlehales early American architecture examine Resur rection," the owner went on. "He estimated it contained slightly fewer than 36,000 bricks. Enough may have been left over, he said, for the chimney of its detached kitchen." "From this," Mr. Weeks concluded, "I be lieve the first part was built in 1653 or by early 1654, the second section not later than 1655." Mr. Weeks has an interesting theory as to how the manor came by its name. "Cornwaleys, religious-minded, called his first property 'Manor of Cornwaleys' Cross.' What follows the Cross in the Gospels? The Resurrection." Telescope Houses Puzzle Visitors Before leaving St. Marys County, I visited St. Richard's, the first manorial grant on the Patuxent, given in 1640. The house, built before the century's close, is noted for the fine brickwork in its original unit. Additions have made it what Marylanders call a "telescope"