Caves Valley Historic District

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Caves Valley Historic District
Blendon Estate barn HABS MD1.jpg
Blendon Estate barn in 1989
Caves Valley Historic District is located in Maryland
Caves Valley Historic District
Caves Valley Historic District is located in the United States
Caves Valley Historic District
Nearest cityOwings Mills, Maryland
Coordinates39°26′30″N 76°44′53″W / 39.44167°N 76.74806°W / 39.44167; -76.74806Coordinates: 39°26′30″N 76°44′53″W / 39.44167°N 76.74806°W / 39.44167; -76.74806
Area2,100 acres (850 ha)
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Georgian, Georgian Revival
NRHP reference #88001859[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 20, 1988

Caves Valley Historic District is a national historic district near Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It is located in a natural upland valley encompassing about 2,100 acres (8.5 km2) along the North Branch of the Jones Falls and its contributing courses. It includes cultivated fields, pastures, woodlands, streams, housing clusters, and agricultural structures. The vernacular buildings are log, stone, and frame, reflecting the local materials and functional plans of rural locations in the 18th and 19th centuries.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

House built with logs, stone and frame sections

The Irvine Nature Center moved from its original location in Stevenson to a property here in 2008.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Janet L. Davis (April 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Caves Valley Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.

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