Homewood House

Building Description:

Homewood House, the campus' namesake, currently features the Homewood House Museum. Built between 1801 and 1803, Homewood House's Federal architecture serves as a blueprint for the rest of the campus; even the most modern facilities at Johns Hopkins University pay tribute to its design through means of mimicking its architectural theme. Although constructed by Charles Carroll Jr., son of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the richest men in America, the architect is unknown; however, it is believed that young Carroll himself designed the house with the assistance of his builders. During the university's centennial celebration in 1976, Homewood House was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark.