Old Town College Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Old Town College Park
Old Town College Park is located in Maryland
Old Town College Park
Location Roughly bounded by Yale, & Columbia Aves., Calvert Rd., & UM Campus, College Park, Maryland
Coordinates 38°57′59″N 76°56′12″W / 38.96639°N 76.93667°W / 38.96639; -76.93667Coordinates: 38°57′59″N 76°56′12″W / 38.96639°N 76.93667°W / 38.96639; -76.93667
Architectural style Federal, Queen Anne
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 12000993 [1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 2012

Old Town is an historic neighborhood of College Park, Maryland. It is roughly bounded by the University of Maryland campus, the B&O Railroad tracks, and US Route 1. The area was platted out in 1889, and built out over the next several decades, its developers seeking to attract commuters to Baltimore and Washington, DC, and individuals affiliated with the Maryland Agricultural College (as the school was then known). Most of the neighborhood is residential, with American Foursquare and Cape style housing predominating. Closer to the university campus, the developers built garden-style apartment houses and other types of housing to cater to the academic community. The major non-residential structures are a Gothic Revival church, and a modern post office and Washington Metro station.[2]

The neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Old Town College Park". Maryland Historic Trust. Retrieved 2014-03-31.