Polychrome Historic District

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Polychrome Historic District
Polychrome Historic District Apr 10.JPG
Polychrome Historic District, April 2010
Polychrome Historic District is located in Maryland
Polychrome Historic District
Polychrome Historic District is located in the United States
Polychrome Historic District
Location9900 and 9904 Colesville Rd., 9919, 9923, and 9925 Sutherland Rd., Silver Spring, Maryland
Coordinates39°1′5″N 77°0′57″W / 39.01806°N 77.01583°W / 39.01806; -77.01583Coordinates: 39°1′5″N 77°0′57″W / 39.01806°N 77.01583°W / 39.01806; -77.01583
Area1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built1934 (1934)
ArchitectEarley, John Joseph; Kennedy, J.R.
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference #96000900[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 29, 1996

The Polychrome Historic District is a national historic district in the Four Corners neighborhood in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland. It recognizes a group of five houses built by John Joseph Earley in 1934 and 1935. Earley used precast concrete panels with brightly colored aggregate to produce the polychrome effect, with Art Deco details. The two-inch-thick panels were attached to a conventional wood frame. Earley was interested in the use of mass-production techniques to produce small, inexpensive houses, paralleling Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian house concepts.[2]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Constnce Peterson Terry (August 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Polychrome Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.

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