University Park Historic District (University Park, Maryland)

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University Park Historic District
University Park MD Nov 08.JPG
A typical street in University Park November 2008
University Park Historic District (University Park, Maryland) is located in Maryland
University Park Historic District (University Park, Maryland)
University Park Historic District (University Park, Maryland) is located in USA
University Park Historic District (University Park, Maryland)
Location Bounded by Baltimore Ave., MD 410, and Adelphi Rd., University Park, Maryland
Coordinates 38°58′12″N 76°56′38″W / 38.97000°N 76.94389°W / 38.97000; -76.94389Coordinates: 38°58′12″N 76°56′38″W / 38.97000°N 76.94389°W / 38.97000; -76.94389
Area 306 acres (124 ha)
Architect Groff, Forrest U.; Moffatt, H.J., et al.
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival, Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival
MPS Historic Residential Suburbs in the United States, 1830-1960
NRHP Reference # 96001084, 12001025 (Boundary Increase)[1][2]
Added to NRHP October 10, 1996, December 12, 2012 (Boundary Increase)

The University Park Historic District is a national historic district located in the town of University Park, Prince George's County, Maryland. The district encompasses 1,149 contributing buildings and 2 contributing sites and is almost exclusively residential and developed as a middle-class, automobile suburb of Washington, D.C.. The primary building type is the detached single-family dwelling, with the only non-residential buildings within the district and the town being two churches and the Town Hall, which is located in a former residence. Notable features within the district include the property's original plantation house, known as Bloomfield (Deakins House), and the nearby family cemetery. It was developed over the period 1920 to 1945, and houses are built in a range of popular early-20th-century architectural styles including Tudor and Mediterranean Revival, and varied interpretations of the Craftsman Aesthetic and the Colonial Revival, including interpretations of Dutch, Georgian, and Federal period substyles.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996, with a boundary increase in 2012.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/10/12 through 12/14/12. National Park Service. 2012-12-21. 
  3. ^ Laura V. Trieschmann and Anna Stillner Chiriboga (November 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: University Park Historic District (original and boundary increase)" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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