College Heights Estates Historic District

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College Heights Estates Historic District
College Heights Estates Historic District is located in Maryland
College Heights Estates Historic District
College Heights Estates Historic District is located in the US
College Heights Estates Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Adelphi Rd., U. of Maryland College Park, University Park, Van Buren St., Wells Pkwy., University Park, Maryland
Coordinates 38°58′38″N 76°57′02″W / 38.97722°N 76.95056°W / 38.97722; -76.95056Coordinates: 38°58′38″N 76°57′02″W / 38.97722°N 76.95056°W / 38.97722; -76.95056
Area 120 acres (49 ha)
Built 1938
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Contemporary
MPS Historic Residential Suburbs in the United States, 1830-1960
NRHP Reference # 12001023[1]
Added to NRHP December 12, 2012

The College Heights Estates Historic District encompasses 170 contributing buildings in a mid-20th century automobile-centered residential suburban area of University Park, Maryland, and the neighboring unincorporated area of College Heights Estates in Prince George's County. The earliest portions of the area were platted out in 1938, and the area was mostly built out between then and 1960. The area features winding lanes and dead-end roads, with large houses on generously sized lots. Houses built before the Second World War are predominantly Colonial Revival in character, while post-war construction includes a large number of ranch, split-entry, and Cape style houses, although they are generally larger than other similar houses built in other neighborhoods. Also distinguishing the neighborhood from others are a significant number of architect-designed homes.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/10/12 through 12/14/12. National Park Service. 2012-12-21. Archived from the original on 2015-10-05. 
  2. ^ L Trieschmann; C. Martinkosky; Andrea F. Schoenfeld (November 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: College Heights Estates Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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