Rodgers Forge, Maryland
Rodgers Forge Historic District
|Location||Roughly bounded by Stanmore Rd., Stevenson La., York Rd., Overbrook Rd., and Bellona Ave., Baltimore, Maryland|
|Area||150 acres (61 ha)|
|Architectural style||Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Modern movement|
|NRHP Reference #||09000783|
|Added to NRHP||September 24, 2009|
Rodgers Forge is a neighborhood located in the unincorporated Towson area of Baltimore County, Maryland, just north of the Baltimore City/County line. It is mostly a residential area, with rowhouses, apartments, single-family dwellings, and a new complex of luxury garaged townhomes. The area also has a small amount of commercial development. It is located just south of Towson University.
Rodgers Forge takes its name from the blacksmith shop of George Rodgers, built in 1800, that was once located on the southwest corner of York Road and Stevenson Lane. In 1934, builder James Keelty (Sr.) began work on the Rodgers Forge neighborhood, and constructed over 600 red brick rowhouses until World War II stopped development. After the war, work resumed under the direction of Keelty's two son's James Keelty Jr. and Joseph Keelty. 1,777 homes were completed by 1956. Today, about 7,000 people live in Rodgers Forge.
In 2004, Rodgers Forge gained international attention as the home of Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps.
- Rodgers Forge Elementary
- Dumbarton Middle School
- Students in Rodgers Forge are also zoned for nearby Towson High School.
- Dumbarton House, home of the Baltimore Actors Theatre Conservatory
- St. Pius X Catholic School
There are several state roads and other major thoroughfares that run through the Rodgers Forge area. These include:
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- The History of Rodgers Forge
- Couple reflect on 57 years living in Rodgers Forge