Mount Rainier Historic District

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Mount Rainier Historic District
US Route 1 & 34th St, Mt. Rainier, Maryland.jpg
Intersection of U.S. Route 1 and 34th St.
Mount Rainier Historic District is located in Maryland
Mount Rainier Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Arundel St., 37th St., Bladensburg Rd. and Eastern Ave., Mount Rainier, Maryland
Coordinates 38°56′21″N 76°57′42″W / 38.93917°N 76.96167°W / 38.93917; -76.96167Coordinates: 38°56′21″N 76°57′42″W / 38.93917°N 76.96167°W / 38.93917; -76.96167
Area 260 acres (110 ha)
Built 1900
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Queen Anne, Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
NRHP Reference # 90001319[1]
Added to NRHP September 7, 1990

The Mount Rainier Historic District is a national historic district located at Mount Rainier, Prince George's County, Maryland, which began as a streetcar suburb located northeast of Washington, D.C. The district was built on a gently rolling rural landscape from about 1900 to 1940. The district contains more than 1,000 buildings, which are modestly scaled, detached, single-family, frame houses sited closely together with common setbacks. It consists primarily of single-family homes, with some small apartment buildings, a few duplexes, and single family homes that include a small storefront, usually located at the corner of an intersection. With the exception of five churches and a bank building known to have been designed by local architects, the remainder of the district's buildings are vernacular in character. Some homes contain Queen Anne detailing.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Howard S. Berger (June 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Mount Rainier Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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