Academy Grove Historic District

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Academy Grove Historic District
Fairmount Academy, front (21441593869).jpg
Fairmount Academy in 2004
Academy Grove Historic District is located in Maryland
Academy Grove Historic District
Academy Grove Historic District is located in the United States
Academy Grove Historic District
LocationFairmount Rumbley Road (MD 361), Upper Fairmount, Maryland
Coordinates38°5′58″N 75°48′32″W / 38.09944°N 75.80889°W / 38.09944; -75.80889Coordinates: 38°5′58″N 75°48′32″W / 38.09944°N 75.80889°W / 38.09944; -75.80889
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built1860 (1860)
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #84001863[1]
Added to NRHPMay 3, 1984

Academy Grove Historic District is a national historic district at Upper Fairmount, Somerset County, Maryland, United States. It comprises two Italianate-influenced frame buildings. These include the Fairmount Academy, constructed between 1860 and 1867 to serve as a public school for the Potato Neck District, and the Knights of Pythias Hall, erected adjacent to the Academy about 1872 by the Fairmount Lodge No. 77 of the Knights of Pythias. As early as 1883 the Knights of Pythias Hall was rented by the Board of Education for classroom space; when the Fairmount Lodge disbanded in 1911, the Hall continued to provide additional classroom space for the Academy.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ Paul Touart (October 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Academy Grove Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.

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