Sudbrook Park

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Sudbrook Park
Sudbrook Park Sign Dec 09.JPG
Sudbrook Park Sign. December 2009
Sudbrook Park is located in Maryland
Sudbrook Park
Nearest city Pikesville, Maryland
Coordinates 39°21′58″N 76°43′49″W / 39.36611°N 76.73028°W / 39.36611; -76.73028Coordinates: 39°21′58″N 76°43′49″W / 39.36611°N 76.73028°W / 39.36611; -76.73028
Area 200 acres (81 ha)
Built 1890
Architect Olmsted, Frederick Law
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Shingle Style
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73000904[1]
Added to NRHP June 19, 1973

Sudbrook Park is a historic neighborhood near Pikesville, Maryland located just northwest of the Baltimore City limits in Baltimore County.

The community dates to 1889 when it was designed by American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. (1822–1903) and developed by the Sudbrook Company. Known most for designing well-known urban projects like Central Park in New York City, Olmsted conceived this "suburban village" with curved roads and open green spaces, traits that set the community apart from its contemporaries. Two home in the district were designed by architect George Archer in the Colonial Revival style.[2]

Sudbrook Park was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and from 1993 to 1999 portions of Sudbrook Park became listed as Baltimore County Historic Districts.

Today, the community continues to uphold Olmsted's vision through community association regulations. It is a tight-knit community and holds several annual events and neighborhood activities.

One-lane bridge[edit]

One of Sudbrook Park's unique features is the one-lane bridge that crosses over Western Maryland Railway. Constructed in 1889, the bridge stood for more than a century with a wooden platform. In 2005, the bridge closed for reconstruction. It reopened about a year later with an asphalt pavement, retaining its one-lane status in order to preserve the community's historic charm.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "George Archer 1848-1920". Baltimore Architecture. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 

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