Polychrome Historic District

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Polychrome Historic District
Polychrome Historic District Apr 10.JPG
Polychrome Historic District, April 2010
Polychrome Historic District is located in Maryland
Polychrome Historic District
Location Silver Spring, Maryland
Coordinates 39°1′5″N 77°0′57″W / 39.01806°N 77.01583°W / 39.01806; -77.01583Coordinates: 39°1′5″N 77°0′57″W / 39.01806°N 77.01583°W / 39.01806; -77.01583
Built 1934
Architect Earley, John Joseph; Kennedy,J.R.
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96000900
Added to NRHP August 29, 1996[1]

The Polychrome Historic District is a national historic district in the Four Corners neighborhood in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland. It recognizes a group of five houses built by John Joseph Earley in 1934 and 1935. Earley used precast concrete panels with brightly colored aggregate to produce the polychrome effect, with Art Deco details. The two-inch-thick panels were attached to a conventional wood frame. Earley was interested in the use of mass-production techniques to produce small, inexpensive houses, paralleling Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian house concepts.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". Polychrome Historic District. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14. 

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