Calvert Hills Historic District

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Calvert Hills Historic District
Calvert Hills 1 Dec 08.JPG
A Typical Street in the Calvert Hills Historic District, December 2008
Calvert Hills Historic District is located in Maryland
Calvert Hills Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Calvert Rd., Bowdoin Ave., Erskine Rd., Calvert Park, Albion Rd., and Baltimore Rd., College Park, Maryland
Coordinates 38°58′28″N 76°56′5″W / 38.97444°N 76.93472°W / 38.97444; -76.93472Coordinates: 38°58′28″N 76°56′5″W / 38.97444°N 76.93472°W / 38.97444; -76.93472
Area 108 acres (44 ha)
Built 1907
Architect Ross, Webster R.,
Architectural style Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, et al.
Governing body private, local and Federal governments (U.S. Postal Service)
NRHP Reference # 02001605[1]
Added to NRHP December 23, 2002

Calvert Hills Historic District is a national historic district in College Park, Prince George's County, Maryland. It is roughly bounded on the north by Calvert Road, on the east by the Green Line metrorail corridor (the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right-of-way), on the south by the northern boundary of Riverdale Park, and on the west by Baltimore Avenue (US Route 1). It does not include Calvert Park on the southeast corner. Primarily a middle-class single-family residential neighborhood, it also includes some apartment houses as well as the College Park Post Office, a contributing property at 4815 Calvert Road.

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The district was developed in the early part of the 20th century by members of the Calvert family who were descendants or other relatives of Charles Benedict Calvert, the owner of Riversdale Plantation and Rossborough Farm and the founder of what is now the University of Maryland, College Park. Calvert Hills was annexed into the city of College Park in 1943.[1][2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

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