Takoma Park Historic District (Takoma Park, Maryland)

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Takoma Park Historic District
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Houses along Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park Historic District (Takoma Park, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Takoma Park Historic District (Takoma Park, Maryland)
Takoma Park Historic District (Takoma Park, Maryland) is located in the US
Takoma Park Historic District (Takoma Park, Maryland)
Location Roughly bounded by D.C., Silver Spring, and E to jct. of Woodland and Elm Aves., Takoma Park, Maryland
Coordinates 38°58′41″N 77°0′46″W / 38.97806°N 77.01278°W / 38.97806; -77.01278Coordinates: 38°58′41″N 77°0′46″W / 38.97806°N 77.01278°W / 38.97806; -77.01278
Area 145 acres (59 ha)
Built 1880 (1880)
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Queen Anne, Georgian Revival
NRHP Reference # 76001008[1]
Added to NRHP July 16, 1976

The Takoma Park Historic District is a national historic district located at Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Maryland. The district area was platted in 1883 by developer Benjamin Franklin Gilbert, and promoted for its natural environment and healthy setting. Originally an early railroad suburb, the opening of streetcar lines led to the expansion of the district in the early 20th century. Takoma Park houses built between 1883 and 1900 are fanciful, turreted, multi-gabled affairs of Queen Anne architecture with Stick Style and Shingle Style influence. Buildings developed after the turn of the 20th century tend to be 1-2 story brick structures with simple ornamentation, although a few display characteristics of such styles as Art Deco and Tudor Revival.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Dolores C. Stowell (April 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Takoma Park Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 

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