Waverly Main Street Historic District
|Location||Roughly bounded by E. 29th & E. 35th Sts., Old York Rd., Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, Maryland|
|Area||31 acres (13 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||13001020|
|Added to NRHP||December 31, 2013|
The Waverly Main Street Historic District is a predominantly commercial historic district on the northwestern side of Baltimore, Maryland. This commercial nexus built up in the late 19th through mid 20th centuries as the city expanded along York Turnpike. The district extends along Greenmount Avenue, between Exeter Hall Avenue and East 35th Street, and includes some properties on adjacent streets.
The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.
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