Upper Marlboro Residential Historic District

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Upper Marlboro Residential Historic District
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LocationRoughly bounded by 14204 Old Marlboro Pike, 14519 Elm & 14508 Main Sts., Western Branch & 5600 Old Crain Hwy., Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Coordinates 38°48′56″N76°45′16″W / 38.81556°N 76.75444°W / 38.81556; -76.75444 Coordinates: 38°48′56″N76°45′16″W / 38.81556°N 76.75444°W / 38.81556; -76.75444
Area83.5 acres (33.8 ha)
Built1730
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Tudor
NRHP reference No. 12001026 [1]
Added to NRHPDecember 12, 2012

The Upper Marlboro Residential Historic District is a national historic district encompassing a historic residential area of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The area reflects the town's growth from the 18th to the 20th century, including its importance as the county seat of Prince George's County. The district also contained a significant post-American Civil War African-American population, which was making the transition from slavery to freedom. Located in the district are three previously listed properties: Kingston, Content, and the John H. Traband House. Prominent features of the district include the Trinity Episcopal Church at 14519 Church Street, an 1846 Gothic Revival church designed by Robert Carey Long, Jr., and 5415 Old Crain Highway, a 1 1/2-story wood frame house dated to c. 1730, which is believed to be the oldest building in the town. [2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "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.
  2. Emma K. Young-Diehl (June 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Upper Marlboro Residential Historic District". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01.