Langley Park (Langley Park, Maryland)
Langley Park Mansion, September 2010
|Location||8151 15th Ave., Langley Park, Maryland|
|Area||.6625 acres (0.2681 ha)|
|Architect||George Oakley Totten, Jr.|
|Architectural style||Georgian Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||08000809|
|Added to NRHP||August 29, 2008|
Langley Park, also known as McCormick-Goodhart Mansion, is a Georgian Revival style estate mansion in Langley Park, Prince George's County, Maryland. In 1924, the McCormick-Goodhart family erected a 18,000-square-foot (1,700 m2), 28-room Georgian Revival mansion, designed by architect George Oakley Totten, Jr., at a cost of $100,000 that remains a community landmark on 15th Ave.
"Langley Park" references the 540-acre (2.2 km2) estate established in 1923, by the McCormick-Goodhart family in the Chillum District of Prince George's County, Maryland. They named the estate Langley Park after the Goodhart's ancestral home in England, Langley Fields. Frederick Goodheart's wife was Henrietta Laura McCormick, daughter of Leander J. McCormick (1819–1900) who was a founder of what became International Harvester. The estate also included the local historic landmark, the Adelphi Mill. During the late-1940s and early 1950s the estate was subdivided and developed as a planned community containing low-rise apartments, semi-detached and single family homes; and a major regional shopping area. It was acquired in 1947 from the McCormick-Goodhart family by the Eudist Order for use as a seminary. The seminary operated until 1963. The mansion then operated until the early 1990s as Willowbrook Montessori School. The mansion reopened in 2010 after a $13.8 million project as a multicultural service center operated by CASA of Maryland.
This property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 29, 2008. It is the ninth property listed as a featured property of the week in a program of the National Park Service that began in July 2008.
- "Announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places, September 5, 2008". New listings. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-09-05.
- Susan G. Pearl (October, 2007). PDF (32 KB). National Park Service. (80 pages including 30 photos and 2 maps)
- Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, "Inventory of Historic Sites" (Prince George's County), Entry 65-007, p. 36 (retrieved Sep 7, 2008).
- "Leander J. McCormick Dead". Lexington gazette (Lexington, Virginia). February 28, 1900. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
- "Langley Park project highlights immigrant issues," by C. Benjamin Ford, "The Gazette.net," Oct. 10, 2007 (accessed September 7, 2008).
- "Casa of Maryland moves into historic Langley Park mansion: Immigrant advocacy group to relocate headquarters," by Elahe Izadi, "The Gazette.net," June 24, 2010 (accessed Sep 11, 2010).
- "Weekly List Actions". National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-09-05.
- Langley Park, Prince George's County, Inventory No.: PG:65-7, at Maryland Historical Trust website
- M-NCPPC Inventory of Historic Sites (Prince George's County); McCormick-Goodhart Mansion (Langley Park), entry 65-007, p. 36