Kensington Historic District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kensington Historic District
Kensington house for the blind.jpg
The Kensington House for the Blind, located at the center of the historic district
Kensington Historic District is located in Maryland
Kensington Historic District
Kensington Historic District is located in the US
Kensington Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by RR tracks, Kensington Pkwy., Summit Ave. Washington and Warner Sts., Kensington, Maryland
Coordinates 39°1′29″N 77°4′33″W / 39.02472°N 77.07583°W / 39.02472; -77.07583Coordinates: 39°1′29″N 77°4′33″W / 39.02472°N 77.07583°W / 39.02472; -77.07583
Area 75 acres (30 ha)
Built 1891 (1891)
Architect Woltz, Edward; Medford, T.M.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Late Victorian, Mission/spanish Revival
NRHP Reference # 80001827[1]
Added to NRHP September 4, 1980

The Kensington Historic District is a national historic district located at Kensington, Montgomery County, Maryland. The district includes the core of the original town that was incorporated in 1894, It is dominated by large late-19th and early-20th-century houses, many with wraparound porches, stained glass windows, and curving brick sidewalks. Large well-kept lawns, ample sized lots, flowering shrubbery, and tree-lined streets contribute to the historic environment which Kensington still retains despite its close proximity to Washington, D.C.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Staff, Kensington Historical Society (February 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Annington" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Kensington Historic District". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

External links[edit]