Sudbrook Park

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Sudbrook Park
Sudbrook Park is located in Maryland
Sudbrook Park
Sudbrook Park is located in the United States
Sudbrook Park
Nearest cityPikesville, Maryland
Coordinates39°21′58″N 76°43′49″W / 39.36611°N 76.73028°W / 39.36611; -76.73028Coordinates: 39°21′58″N 76°43′49″W / 39.36611°N 76.73028°W / 39.36611; -76.73028
Area200 acres (81 ha)
ArchitectOlmsted, Frederick Law
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Queen Anne, Shingle Style
NRHP reference No.73000904[1]
Added to NRHPJune 19, 1973

Sudbrook Park is a historic neighborhood near Pikesville, Maryland located just northwest of the Baltimore City limits in Baltimore County.

The community dates to 1889 when it was designed by American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. (1822–1903) and developed by the Sudbrook Company. Known most for designing well-known urban projects like Central Park in New York City, Olmsted conceived this "suburban village" with curved roads and open green spaces, traits that set the community apart from its contemporaries. Two homes in the district were designed by architect George Archer in the Colonial Revival style.[2][3]

Sudbrook Park was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and from 1993 to 1999 portions of Sudbrook Park became listed as Baltimore County Historic Districts.

Today, the community continues to uphold Olmsted's vision through community association regulations. It is a tight-knit community and holds several annual events and neighborhood activities.

One-lane bridge[edit]

One of Sudbrook Park's unique features is the one-lane bridge that crosses over Western Maryland Railway. Constructed in 1889, the bridge stood for more than a century with a wooden platform. In 2005, the bridge closed for reconstruction. It reopened about a year later with an asphalt pavement, retaining its one-lane status in order to preserve the community's historic charm.



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "George Archer 1848-1920". Baltimore Architecture. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  3. ^ Ruth Friedman; et al. (January 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Sudbrook Park Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.

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