Upper Marlboro Residential Historic District

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Upper Marlboro Residential Historic District
Upper Marlboro Residential Historic District is located in Maryland
Upper Marlboro Residential Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by 14204 Old Marlboro Pike, 14519 Elm & 14508 Main Sts., Western Branch & 5600 Old Crain Hwy., Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Coordinates 38°48′56″N 76°45′16″W / 38.81556°N 76.75444°W / 38.81556; -76.75444Coordinates: 38°48′56″N 76°45′16″W / 38.81556°N 76.75444°W / 38.81556; -76.75444
Area 83.5 acres (33.8 ha)
Built 1730
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #

12001026

[1]
Added to NRHP December 12, 2012

The West Riverdale Historic District is a national historic district encompassing a historic residential area of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The area reflects the town's growth from the 18th to the 20th century, including its importance as the county seat of Prince George's County. The district also contained a significant post-American Civil War African-American population, which was making the transition from slavery to freedom. Prominent features of the district include the Trinity Episcopal Church at 14519 Church Street, an 1846 Gothic Revival church designed by Robert Carey Long, Jr., and 5415 Old Crain Highway, a 1.5 story wood frame house dated to c. 1730, which is believed to be the oldest building in the town.[2]

The district 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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Upper Marlboro Residential Historic District". Maryland Historic Trust. Retrieved 2014-03-25.