The Colonial Place Historic District—Developed during the first quarter of the 20th century, Colonial Place emerged as a suburban community supporting the growing downtown area of Norfolk. Real estate developers recognized the financial prospects of Colonial Place, inspired by its location on the Lafayette River and its direct accessibility to the streetcar line (see streetcar suburbs). The neighborhood, originally catering to upper class patrons, developed with grand single-family dwellings that exhibited revival and American movement-era styles and forms. The flat tract was landscaped with tree-lined streets, traffic circles, and an intricate system of curvilinear roads that complimented the less than one-acre housing lots. [Norfolk, VA] [ Map ]
Perkasie Borough (Bucks County, PA) takes its name from the Lenni Lenape word "Poekskossing," meaning "where hickory nuts were cracked." The borough originated as a village occupying part of the 11,462-acre Manor of Perkasie granted to William Penn. The manor was laid out and surveyed in 1708 and included most of Hilltown and West Rockhill townships. Spurred by construction of the North Penn Railroad in the late 1850s Perkasie became a boom town and a trade center for the surrounding villages and farms.
Lower Makefield Township leads the region in property tax restraint. The average municipal property tax bill rose 28% in the past decade for homeowners in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties according to a Philadelphia Inquirer article. Citing 2018 municipal tax rates for the combined 239 municipalities, and based on data and home value estimates by the Nielsen Tax Equalization division, Lower Makefield had the lowest percentage of increase at 1.5%—that's fully 25% below the average for the region. New Garden Townhip, Chester County, tallied-in at the opposite end of the spectrum, having endured a more than 50% increase in property taxes since 2008.
City of Galax, Virginia—the Town of Galax was separated from Carroll and Grayson counties and became an independent city on December 6, 1953. The original town was chartered in 1906. It grew quickly and in this same year a high school was established. The First Annual Catalogue of Galax High School described its location as "a little country town at the terminus of the Norfolk and Western Railway. It is free from the temptations and evils characteristic of so many of our towns and cities. Our citizenship cannot be excelled anywhere."
Stroudwater Historic District — Stroudwater played an important role in the development of Maine. The ingenuity and enterprise of her inhabitants helped to build Maine into a rich and prosperous state. Many Stroudwater residents became important figures. Colonel Westerbrook was active in New England political circles. George Tates lumbering operation was the largest in Maine before the Revolution. [Portland, Cumberland County, ME] [ Map ]
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The Halcyon Place Historic District is a residential cul-de-sac constructed by one developer at the turn of the 20th century. All of the modest frame and masonry dwellings in the District were constructed between 1901 and 1924 for middle-class buyers and exhibit the prevailing architectural styles of the period. Many of the dwellings employ simplified Neoclassical ornamentation and feature Foursquare configurations or massings derived from the late Queen Anne period. [Yonkers, NY] [ Map ]
Borough of Aldan, Delaware County, PA: The median age of single family borough homes is ca. 1940. 2/3rds of the homes were built from the 1930s through the 1960s; about 24% were built prior and approximately 9% after 1970.
The Fairfax Hills Historic District (ca. 1941), is a 33-acre landscaped site adjacent to the Fairfax industrial district in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Automobile parking at Fairfax Hills included off-street parking lots for 154 cars and curbside parking for 134 cars. While the curbside parking was free, there was a charge of $1.50 per month for off-street parking. Those who did not own a vehicle could access bus and street car service on Quindaro Boulevard, just a few blocks to the south, and the management company planned to provide transportation for residents between the transit facilities and the property. [ Map ]
The Rochelle Historic District is significant in the area of architecture because the commercial, residential, and community landmark buildings are representative of architectural styles and types built in Georgia cities from the end of the 19th century through the middle of the 20th century. [City of Rochelle, Wilcox County, GA.] [ Map ]
Schodack Landing Historic District — settled by Dutch families during the first quarter of the 18th century, the hamlet later became an important 18th and 19th century riverside trading community. Somnolent since the end of the 19th century, the hamlet has retained, not only many of its old structures basically intact, but also the atmosphere of the nineteenth century community. [Town of Schodack, Rensselaer County, NY] [ MAP ]
The Riverview Historic District was developed primarily during the 1st quarter of the 20th century, emerging as a suburban community north of the growing downtown area of Norfolk, Virginia. This Streetcar Suburb was composed of several individually platted tracts. Real estate developers recognized the financial prospects of Riverview, inspired by its location on the Lafayette River and direct accessibility to the streetcar. [ MAP ]
The Mendham Historic District covers the entire village core of Mendham, NJ. The District has a very high number of historic buildings surviving in the center of the village, and they preserve well the streetscape and milieu of a village or small town that was once commonly found across the state. The village of Mendham played a part in the American Revolution, not only in caring for the sick of the army, but in providing supplies. [ MAP ]
The Capitol View Neighborhood Historic District is a residential area situated in the hills west and north of the Arkansas State Capitol. Spectacular views of the Arkansas River and the Capitol from wooded lots were the principal attraction of the area to developers and buyers. The District contains portions of ten additions to the City of Little Rock platted during the period from the late 19th century to the mid 1920s. The neighborhood is almost exclusively residential, largely comprised of single family homes with a few duplexes and several historic apartment buildings. [Pulaski County, AR] [ MAP ]
The Town of West Boylston (a northern suburb of Worcester) is a residential community of approximately 7,000 people. The Town entails a geographic area of fourteen square miles, approximately one square mile of which now contains the Wachusett Reservoir. Initially populated by Indians, the land contained rich soil with open fields, hills and valleys. The many streams and springs made it an ideal location along the Indian trail to Mt. Wachusett. [Worcester County, MA]
West Bradford Township was organized in 1705. It was divided into East and West Bradford in 1731. Its boundaries changed in 1849 when a portion in the southeast was included in the formation of Pocopson Township. Bradford's earliest settlers were English Quakers, most having acquired by patent large tracts of land which subsequently were divided into farms of a hundred or more acres. Settlement initially occurred near the streams. [Chester County, PA]
Subsequent to the formation of Adams County from York County in 1800, Liberty Township was created from Hamiltonban Township at the turn of the century. Perhaps the most famous resident of the township was also its first settler. Captain John Hanson Steelman (1655‑1749) is said to have been the first white settler in Pennsylvania, west of the Susquehanna River. [Adams County, PA]
The dwellings fronting Elfreth's Alley are a unique representation of Philadelphia architecture. Half of those now standing were erected either before the middle of the 18th century or before the opening years of the Revolution, while the other half were constructed in the post-colonial and Federal years. For more than 250 years Elfreth's Alley has been continuously occupied.
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The Hotchkissville Historic District's historic appearance has changed very little over time. From historic maps of 1853 and 1874, it is apparent that most of the historic residential resources have survived. Despite the modern world created by the Industrial Revolution, Hotchkissville, like most rural villages in Connecticut, was essentially conservative and traditional in its outlook, a world view that is embodied in the district's fine collection of vernacular architecture.[Town of Woodbury, Litchfield County, CT] [ Map ]
The Lakeview Village Historic District, known as the Mill Green Development when built, is significant due to its direct association with the U.S. Housing Corporation's efforts to provide emergency housing efforts for workers manning the factories of the city's war-related industries. It is a good example of the first government-subsidized housing built in Bridgeport. [Fairfield County, CT] [ Map ]
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The Elmwood Park Historic District is an architecturally significant residential district in Bethlehem, PA, one that represented a new approach to housing development in the city. Prior to the District, Bethlehem housing was built piecemeal in a variety of materials, scales, and styles, often within the same block. This is the first large, private suburban residential project in the City created consistent in construction, material, scale, and style. [ Map ]
The Naubuc Avenue-Broad Street Historic District encompasses a generally well-preserved village that embodies the agrarian and maritime history of much of East Hartford, Connecticut. It derives particular importance from its nineteenth-century association with tobacco cultivation and the regional silver industry, and its later development as an early suburban residential community.
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The Delaware Historic District owes its existence to the construction of the Warren Railroad in the 1850s to link the anthracite coalfields of northeastern Pennsylvania with eastern markets, and the efforts of John I. Blair, president and major stockholder of the Warren Railroad, to develop a community around the station established at the northern terminus of the line, its junction with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. [Knowlton Township, Warren County, NJ] [ Map ]
The Georgetown Historic District — a rare survival of rural industrial history, the District is a significant, cohesive entity which has retained its 18th and early-20th century character. A company town for over 160 years, almost exclusively associated with the Gilbert and Bennett Manufacturing Company (producers of wire products), Georgetown contains all its well-preserved historic components: residential, industrial, and institutional architecture dating from about 1820 to 1936. [Town of Redding, CT] [ Map ]
The Concord Historic District is located along the north end of Main Street, which runs along the first of several natural terraces above the Merrimack River flood plain. This location, offering high ground yet easy access to the fertile river intervales, was the first site chosen by Concord's settlers for the nucleus of their village. [Merrimack County, NH] [ Map ]
The Post Hill Historic District occupies high ground overlooking the Thames River, a natural place for the first English settlers, led by John Winthrop, Jr., to choose for the center of their new community in 1645. One of the first grantees of land was Richard Post, after whom the area became known. After its early prominence declined, Post Hill remained open farmland until the mid-19th century. [New London, CT]
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The Manchester Historic District, the legacy of a century of family-based welfare capitalism, stands today as a testament to the enlightened self-interest and "engaged presence" of three generations of the Cheney family. The world-renowned silk mills of the Cheney Brothers Company were the centerpiece of a model industrial town nationally acclaimed for its visionary ideology and humanist approach. [Manchester, CT] [ Map ]
The Union Street Historic District is the oldest remaining section of Poughkeepsie. It was once a winding footpath to the Union Store on the Hudson River from the small settlement on the plateau. In 1767 it became the first road to the river. Interspersed residences and commercial structures date from the early through the late 19th century. [Dutchess County, NY] [ Map ]
What do Sarasota, Florida and Lancaster, Pennsylvania have in common? They occupy the top 2 spots on U.S. News & World Report's 2017 ranking of the 100 Best Places to Retire in the USA.
The Lincoln Park Historic District, enhanced by its park-like setting, contains the finest collection of late nineteenth century and early twentieth century urban town-house architecture in Newark (Essex County) New Jersey. The parks and statues retain their original quality and contribute to the surrounding buildings. Although there are isolated high-style residences still extant in the city, nowhere is there a more intact nineteenth century vista reflecting social and economic prominence than this prestigious area.
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The Mack-Belk House, in addition to its significance as an example of Late Victorian architecture, represents a period of rapid growth and development in Fort Mill following the founding of the textile industry in 1887. The house is typical of a number of properties which were enlarged during this period of growth. [York County, South Carolina]
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Old Shandon Historic District — by 1912 as many as twenty-three residences had been constructed in the area now designated as the District. By 1919 the area boasted thirty-four residences. Over the next three decades the number had almost doubled to approximately fifty-eight by 1956. The wide streets and generous lots of the area created a park-like setting that was intended to attract professional workers and their families from the urban center. Access to the offices and businesses of the city was provided by the extension of the city's trolley line into the district. [Columbia, SC] [ Map ]
The buildings of the Clay Hill Historic District, constructed between the Civil War and World War I, display in microcosm the architectural styles of that era that were popular throughout the country. In the District their significance is enhanced by the cohesive 19th-century streetscapes, the uniformity of size and scale of the buildings, and the contemporary craftsmanship that they exhibit. [Hartford, CT]
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The Canoe Brook Historic District was settled in the early 1700s as a Yankee enclave of farmers and mariners and was transformed during the Industrial Revolution into an ethnically diverse urban neighborhood, complete with its own institutions and commerce. More than two centuries of development are clearly reflected in the stylistic and formative evolution of the district's architecture, which collectively embodies a community of enduring historic significance, distinguished by special contributions made by residents to the life of their neighborhood and to the Town of Branford. [New Haven County, CT]
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The Norwood Boulevard Historic District is one of the Birmingham's early 20th century planned communities and an early streetcar suburb. Developed by the Birmingham Realty Company in 1912, Norwood was an upper and upper-middle class neighborhood, attracting wealthy members of Birmingham's industrial community. The District contains excellent examples of early to mid-twentieth century architecture reflecting the development of the area from 1912 to 1951. [Jefferson County, AL]
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Rose Hill Historic District. To spur development and assure a return on their investment, several of Rose Hill's initial investors erected speculative houses for sale or rent. In 1885 Anna Livingston retained George Baldwin to design a pair of similar single-family houses at 1414 and 1418 Douglas Street which she retained for rental purposes. Together with her husband William she also financed several single-family homes in the 1500 block of Douglas Street that were sold to employees of the Livingston's dry goods store. [Sioux City, IA]
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The Lime Rock Historic District's 18th and early 19th century structures are associated with the iron industry which started in 1735. The earliest extant house was built in 1767, located on Lime Rock Road. The Barnum-Richardson Company owned most of the real estate at Lime Rock. The remainder was owned by the Barnums, Richardsons, and other company officials as private citizens. [Salisbury, CT]
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Cobbs Creek Automobile Suburb Historic District — The opportunity to create this early automobile-centered community occurred because of the spatial isolation of the real estate south of Catharine Street, west of 60th Street and north of Baltimore Avenue. According to the 1910 Bromley Atlas of Philadelphia, the entire area had remained vacant with the exception of a few millworkers' houses for the Sellers mill on Cobbs Creek in the vicinity of 63rd and Catharine Streets and another cluster below Baltimore Avenue near the MacMakin mill. [Philadelphia, PA]
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Essex County, Massachusetts was designated by the U.S. Congress as a "National Heritage Area" in 1996. It is one of 26 congressionally-designated areas across the U.S. Within the heritage area there are more than 400 properties and districts that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Townhome in Kirkwood Just Sold by the John McClintock Team, (Keller Williams).[ Map ] The Kirkwood subdivision is comprised of 175 townhomes and 60 detached singles; builder was Granor-Price, ca. 1988.
Twin Townhome in Big Oak Woods Just Listed for sale by Keller Williams.[ Map ] Homes in Big Oak Woods were built ca. 1977-1986; the subdivision has approximately 70 townhomes and 30 detached, single family homes.
The Buckingham Square Historic District is a 19th century urban ensemble whose commercial buildings and townhouses are important examples of the Italianate, High Victorian and Richardsonian styles. The District has the highest concentration of these original rowhouses remaining in the city, all of them completed between 1863 and 1879. [Hartford, CT] [ Map ]
The Franklin Johnson House
built in 1866, is a well-preserved example of an Italianate-style building designed by an unknown architect after the manner which Henry Austin (1804-1891) made famous with his James Dwight Dana House (1849) on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. The Johnson House, a simple cube in mass with widely overhanging eaves, is distinguished by exotic trim of plant-like columns and by its masonry construction, made to resemble ashlar by scribing, both of which clearly take inspiration from the precedent set by Austin. [Town of Wallingford, CT] [ Map ]
The Livingston Manor Historic District is an excellent example of early-20th century, private, planned, suburban development. It has an association with community founder Watson Whittlesey, and has a large number of houses that were built with quality architectural design and construction, many of which have retained high levels of integrity. Many prominent New Brunswick and Highland Park residents secured houses in this new neighborhood. [Middlesex County, NJ] [ Map ]
The Burlington-Harmony Hill Roads Historic District was a focal point in the agricultural settlement pattern of the Town of Harwinton, CT and continues to maintain its generally rural character, but as a settlement rather than as a series of widely separated farmsteads. A prevalence of trees and fences visually integrates the external features of buildings. The District containts 6 18th-century houses as well as an 18th-century school and two residences converted from 19th-century barns. [ Map ]
The West Raleigh Historic District encompasses numerous platted suburbs that were surveyed and laid out for the most part in the interwar period, developed in stages in the next few decades, and almost fully built out by 1956. The District — unlike other suburban developments in Raleigh such as Cameron Park, Boylan Heights, and the neighborhoods around Five Points, all of which grew up along the streetcar line — developed in large part because of the rise in the popularity of the automobile in the early part of the century. (See: Early Automobile Suburbs: 1908-1945.) [ Map ]
The Boylan Heights Historic District is a fine example of an early 20th century suburb that remains essentially intact. The architectural fabric of the District reflects the tastes and values of the expanding middle class in Raleigh and as such is an important cultural artifact. As a case study of the larger phenomenon of the city's suburban development, it manifests both the business methods and the plans devised by civic and business leaders to influence the direction of North Carolina's urban development. [ Map ]
The Pasture Point Historic District represents a wide variety of late-19th and early-20th styles, forms, and types that reflect not only the developmental history of the neighborhood, but the region, and streetcar suburbs in general. Most homes remain in good condition and retain a high degree of character-defining features and historic integrity. [City of Hampton, Virgina] [ Map ]
The Brookwood Historic District
was platted in 1920 and 1927, constructed at the terminus of the streetcar line. It illustrates a shift away from city center neighborhoods to subdivisions at the perimeter of the city in the early 20th century. The District is among the most intact middle-class suburbs in Wilmington and like its contemporaries, including Carolina Place (1906) and the Westbrook-Ardmore (1911) developments, Brookwood was laid out on a grid with small lots with small to medium-sized housing that met the need of the growing middle class. [New Hanover County, NC
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The 10th and Cass Streets Historic District developed into a prestigious residential neighborhood during the nineteenth century. Many of the community's early civic, business, and industrial leaders lived in the neighborhood. The neighborhood developed east of La Crosse's downtown commercial and industrial district, and over the years, became increasingly dense as more homes filled in the vacant lots and occupied subdivided lots in the district. [La Crosse, WI] [Adams County, PA]
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The Fairfield Historic District is significant as a concentration of residential, social, and commercial buildings associated with the local and rural population of the Borough of Fairfield and surrounding Hamiltonban Township through the late 18th century, 19th century, and the first half of the 20th century. The collection of buildings in Fairfield retains integrity of design, location, setting, workmanship, feeling and association, and reflects the appearance of the place in the early summer of 1863. [Adams County, PA]
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Fountainhead was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1948 and constructed during the years 1950-1954. The house has been described as one of the most complete residences embodying Wright's concepts of the "Usonian House," especially the relationship of the house to the street, entrance positioning, preservation of privacy, integration of interior with exterior, and use of indigenous materials. The name Fountainhead is a reference to the novel by Ayn Rand and is derived from a fountain Wright incorporated into the structure of the house. [Jackson, MS] [ Map ]
The Ballentine Place Historic District located to the northeast of Norfolk, VA, was developed in 1909 by the Ballentine Realty Corporation on the farm property historically associated with Thomas R. Ballentine, one of Norfolk's more prominent citizens. In contrast to many of the neighboring residential communities platted around the turn of the 20th century, Ballentine Place was laid out as a grid-system with small lots meant to appeal to the city's working class. [ Map ]
The Chestnut Hill Historic District represents a microcosm of the growth and development of the City of Asheville. From its beginning stages as a neighborhood that grew from the outlying district of a frontier town; to an area influenced by the construction/population growth brought on by the railroad; to a residential area attracting famed architects, professionals, and middle class people, to an area reaching out even more to the public in the form of a school, hotel, stores, apartments, and a sanatorium. [Buncombe County, NC] [ Map ]
Park-to-Park Historic District — located along what are now Avenues E and F, immediately adjacent to the commercial district along Avenue G and the Mississippi riverfront, the District was home to many of Fort Madison's community and business leaders. The houses that these doctors, judges, businessmen, and industrialists built in the 1800s and early 1900s reflected the great prosperity of the city. [Lee County, IA] [ Map ]
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The Dwight Street Historic District area was, by 1860, a community composed principally of resident artisans and laborers, of which approximately one-third were employed by one of the carriage firms in the district. The remaining two-thirds consisted largely of builders, blacksmiths, painters, and general laborers, some of whom may have worked in conjunction with the carriage factories. [New Haven, CT] [ Map ]
The Beaver Hills Historic District is one of New Haven, Connecticut's finest extant groupings of early 20th-century suburban residences. While a number of popular early twentieth-century building styles are represented in the District, the area is particularly notable for its inclusion of the city's best concentrated collection of vernacular Tudor Revival-style single-family houses, and one of the city's largest and most intact concentrations of pre-1945 Colonial Revival style houses. [ Map ]
The Brooklyn Historic District, a small, compact neighborhood located two blocks south of the central business district of Smithfield, in Johnston County, NC, is a well-preserved collection of historic, mostly residential buildings dating from circa 1870 to 1950. Much of the area that makes up the Brooklyn Historic District composed the farms of brothers Seth and Burt A. Woodall before the Civil War. [ Map ]
The Ind-Illi Park Historic District is the first stylized working class neighborhood constructed within Hammond, Indiana that embraced the automobile age. [see: Early Automobile Suburbs] Most of the homes were constructed between 1923 and 1930. They share a common setback with most being situated to the side of the lots allowing room for a driveway to access a detached garage that could be located behind the house; some of the lots did not incorporate a driveway and used the alleyway to access the garages. [ Map ]
The Lower Corner Historic District encompasses an attractive small village in the Town of Sandwich, located a little over a mile southeast of the town's major village, Center Sandwich [see Center Sandwich Historic District]. The village of Lower Corner sits on Wentworth Hill, a small hill that rises only 100 to 200 feet above the surrounding terrain, but which nevertheless commands an impressive view of the White Mountains to the north, the Ossipee Mountains to the southeast, and Red Hill to the southwest. [Carroll County, NH] [ Map ]
The Middletown Upper Houses Historic District illustrates the settlement of the valley through centralized villages primarily engaged in agriculture; and the commercial activity connected with sea trade which transformed these early communities into mercantile towns. The area contains a significant collection of 18th and early 19th century buildings. [Town of Cromwell, CT] [ Map ]
The North Cove Historic District is an architecturally and historically significant illustration of the development of a small maritime landing at the mouth of the Connecticut River between 1645 and 1927. Of particular significance is its fine collection of well-preserved houses dating from c.1700 to 1855 that were built during its commercial heyday. [Town of Old Saybrook, CT] [ Map ]
The College Hill West Historic District is a well-preserved residential area, developed primarily from 1905 to 1945. The development of the neighborhood is illustrative of the general growth and development that occurred in Corvallis in the first half of the 20th century. This area also contains a significant collection of historic architecture that has maintained a high level of integrity. [Benton County, OR] [ Map ]
The Borden Homes Historic District is a well preserved post-World War II neighborhood that is most representative of new approaches to subdivision development in Tempe, Arizona in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It was the first subdivision of tract homes established east of Tempe after the war in anticipation of the emerging population boom. The District provides an excellent example of the transition from small builders constructing individual homes on available lots to a new approach where a subdivision was developed by a single builder. [ Map ]
The West Martinsburg Historic District is a reflection of the "small house" movement of the 1920s and 1930s. At the turn of the century, architects were designing landmark period-style houses for the wealthy. Following World War I, however, as technology changed, so did the architecture. Inexpensive techniques were perfected and period-style architecture was repeated over and over in smaller-scale houses throughout neighborhoods, [City of Martinsburg, WV] [ Map ]
Fieldstone is a residential subdivision of approximately 125 townhomes built ca. 1993. Homes have 2-1/2 to 3 bedrooms with single-car garages. With 5 homes sold over the past 12 months, median resale price was $385,000. [Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania]
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Andover Center Historic District — during its transition from a separate church society to the institutional center of an independent town, the village became the local market center for a small-scale agrarian-based economy, an evolution reflected in the rural ambience and historic architectural character of the district. [Town of Andover, Tolland County, CT]
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The Highland Historic District is a rural neighborhood located in the extreme northwest corner of Middletown, Connecticut. The houses are spaced well apart along the two tree-lined roads which intersect there, Atkins Street and Country Club Road. Behind many of the houses there are open fields, as well as wooded areas where pastures have become grown over. [ Map ]
The Amsterdam Historic District along with other remote rural neighborhoods in northwestern New Jersey, has attracted new residential development as paved roads and new highways have allowed urban and suburban families to establish their homes there and commute to work. Old farmsteads have been renovated and new dwellings built on large lots subdivided from abandoned hill farms. [Holland Township, Hunterdon County] [ Map ]
The Commons Neighborhood Historic District was once part of the St. Charles Common Field. The area was mainly a blue-collar neighborhood, and a large number of the employees of the city's major industries—the American Car and Foundry Co. (ACF) and the International Shoe Company (ISC)—lived here, as did business owners, grocers, clerks, laborers and men involved in the building trades. [St Charles City, Missouri]
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The College Hill Historic District began with the 1837 establishment of, and acquisition of property for, the Greensboro Female College and continued through the 1892 opening of the state women's college (the presence of two colleges in the neighborhood gave it its name) up to the onset of World War II. The District is one of the largest collections of transitional, Queen Anne / Colonial Revival style residences in Greensboro. [Guilford County, NC]
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The Shadow Lawn Historic District includes a high concentration of houses with Tudor Revival detailing. The District's history is closely linked to the development of Hyde Park. A 1910 map of Austin designates land adjacent to the Hyde Park Addition on the south as the Tinsley Tract. The tract was subsequently developed as the Shadow Lawn Addition by Monroe M. Shipe. [City of Austin, Texas] [ Map ]
The Woodland Park Historic District homes represent the major architectural styles in vogue in St. Paul, Minnesota between 1880 and 1910. Twelve distinct styles can be recognized in the buildings of the District, some having been executed by prominent local architects and others by catalogue builders. The District attracted professional people, owners of small businesses, clerks, and skilled laborers. [ Map ]
Allen Place-Lincoln Street Historic District—the increasing number of artisan and white collar workers emerging in Hartford at the turn of the 20th century is reflected in the occupations of District residents reported in 1896 Hartford city directory. Examples: Joseph Buths of Allen Place was employed by the State Savings Bank and was a street commissioner. His neighbor, Daniel H. Welles, worked as an actuary at Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company. Arthur E. Houston, superintendent at an unnamed factory, owned but did not live in 40-42 and 44-46 Lincoln Street. [Hartford, CT] [ Map ]
The Migeon Avenue Historic District encompasses five estates of Torrington's leading industrialists. These estates were designed to reflect the prestige of their inhabitants, as well as the latest styles in architecture and modern technological innovations in construction and domestic comfort. [Litchfield County, CT] [ Map ]
The Broadway Historic District consists mainly of single family housing, historic double houses and apartment buildings. Many of the houses which are located on slopes or higher grade elevations have historic stone or concrete block retaining walls. The contributing properties in the district date from ca. 1854–1948, and represent a broad range of architectural styles and vernacular building types. [Rock Island, Illinois] [ Map ]
The Cedar Crest Historic District's curvilinear brick streets contrast the rigid grid pattern of the surrounding historic neighborhoods in both the Town of Normal and the City of Bloomington. Although some brick streets have been paved with blacktop, Clinton Place, Highland and Hillcrest are some of the few remaining brick streets in Normal. In the District, the development of the large houses on large lots worked in harmony with the topography of the area, instead of making the topography conform to the subdivision like many developments of the recent past and today. [McLean County, IL] [ Map ]
The Moreau Drive Historic District represents a significant and intact cross-section of single-family architectural styles and property types which together create a uniform and coherent neighborhood. Several of Jefferson City's most significant examples of early 20th century styles and types are located within the district boundaries. [Cole County, Missouri]
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The Edgewood Park Historic District, located centrally between downtown New Orleans and Lake Ponchartrain, is an early twentieth century Streetcar Suburb, associated with the development of suburban housing in the City throughout the first half of the twentieth century, its outward growth, and the iconic streetcar system.
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North Grant Boulevard Historic District houses represent a catalogue of styles and building materials that were popular for middle class construction in Milwaukee, WI between 1913 and 1931. Rather than representative of the large, showy, formal houses built along such thoroughfares as Lake Drive, Newberry Boulevard, Highland Boulevard or Hi-Mount Boulevard by wealthy owners, the houses along the North Grant are interesting for consistently homey, informal qualities. [ Map ]
Garland'sTravis College Historic District is about 15 miles northeast of Dallas within the Blackland Prairies region south of the Red River. It consists of homes of different styles though with common features including 1 and 2 bay wings typically adjacent to either one or more facades creating a cross gable roof form. [Dallas County, Texas] [ Map ]
The Avondale Historic District contains a high-quality concentration of residential design and construction dating from 1909 to 1936. It has remained primarily a single family residential neighborhood since its initial development. [Jacksonville, Florida] [ Map ]
The Hardin Residential Historic District contains residences of individuals significant to Hardin's early history including Carl Rankin, who surveyed the townsite and was the first agent for the townsite company, and several of the City's early business owners. [Hardin, Montana] [ Map ]
The Moore's Corner Historic District is a late 18th and 19th century agricultural and industrial village whose residents followed the occupational patterns of their time, working as farmers and in the grist and sawmills that over time occupied the waterpower sites on the Sawmill River in Leverett. [Franklin County, MA] [ Map ]
The Caldwell Residential Historic District reflects ideals of early 20th-century Progressive influences on city beautification and suburban planning. Tree-lined boulevards and streets, parks, and stylish single-family residences within easy access to public transportation were the hallmark of this early city subdivision. [Caldwell City, Canyon County, Idaho] [ Map ]
The Brainerd Bungalow Historic District offered working class families the opportunity to own solid, thoughtfully designed homes and build communities within a quiet residential setting. It maintains a strictly residential urban pattern in sharp contrast to Chicago's nineteenth century communities, where residential and commercial and industrial activities overlapped in the built environment. [Cook County, IL] [ Map ]
Buckley's Addition Historic District is a cohesive neighborhood representing the broad pattern of the social & economic history of Tacoma, Washington, and serves as a typical Street-Car Suburb of the early 20th century. Early residents included professionals, business proprietors, railroad workers, independent tradesmen, and celebrities, all living in a close knit neighborhood. Although the first plat in the district was approved in 1883, significant development did not really begin until after the turn of the century. [ Map ]
The Rockland Residential Historic District embraces a large cluster of the city's most significant nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings including residential, governmental and public structures. Although, the principal period of construction lies in the decades between the 1870s and 1920s the district contains significant contributing buildings dating to the 1840s and 1850s through 1936 when the Art Deco style Community Building was erected. [Rockland, ME] [ Map ]
The Capitol View Historic District is large, urban, primarily residential neighborhood in Atlanta, south of Adair Park, east of Oakland City, west of Capitol View Manor, and northeast of Sylvan Hills. The District contains primarily single-family houses, which are arranged regularly on a gridiron street pattern. The historic houses reflect almost 100 years of residential architecture with a variety of types and styles common to middle-class communities in Georgia. [ Map ]
The Le Roy Downtown Historic District is a highly intact collection of residential and commercial buildings that reflect the evolution of the primary traffic artery through Le Roy, demonstrating its growth from frontier settlement to a bustling community at the turn of the twentieth-century. Main Street/West Main Street anchored early commercial and residential development in the Village of Le Roy, and it remains the primary thoroughfare and commercial corridor of the town. [Town of Le Roy, Genesee County, NY] [ Map ]
The Laburnum Park Historic District is primarily residential with several substantial institutions located along its southern edge. The District is characterized by its designed suburban landscape including wide, tree-lined boulevards, substantial building setbacks, and generously sized residential lots. The domestic architecture of the neighborhood is dominated by the Colonial Revival style. [Richmond, VA] [ Map ]
The Carolina Heights Historic District was one of Wilmington's first suburban residential neighborhoods, a streetcar suburb. The extension of the city's trolley lines to the neighborhood ensured its success by giving residents easy access to the workplace, the commercial district, entertainment, schools, and churches. The electric cars of the Tidewater Power Company streetcar line ran from the downtown waterfront out Princess Street to 17th and then out Wrightsville Avenue to the coast. [New Hanover County, NC]
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The Dutchtown Historic District is a fine collection of 19th and early 20th century residential and commercial buildings. In its early period, this section of Pittsburgh was part of the 3000-acre Reserve Tract created by the state in 1783 to encourage settlement north of the Ohio and Allegheny Rivers.[ Map ]
The Third Ward Historic District is residential area of about seven blocks tucked in the inner corner of the southwest quadrant of the City of Rochester. For over 50 years, roughly between 1830 and 1880, the Third Ward was the city's choicest residential district. The Erie Canal, which followed the present day route of Broad Street, separated this neighborhood from the business district.
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The John Galbraith House, built in 1925 in Eatonville, Washington, is a major focal point in the community's history. Located in an area of Eatonville known as "Mill Town," the house faces the remains of the once-prosperous Eatonville Lumber Company. Both John Galbraith and the Lumber Company were intimately linked with the developing lumber industry of southern Pierce County and simultaneously with the economic well-being of Eatonville in the early years of this century. [ Map ]
Elmwood Historic District resources date almost exclusively from the years 1860-1910, the period of the area's greatest growth and prosperity. In those years the section became a thriving suburb of Providence, RI, containing large upper-class enclaves and served by fine churches and other public buildings. Limited industrial and commercial growth also took place. All of Elmwood was originally an agricultural adjunct of the city. Its major thoroughfares—Broad Street, Elmwood-Reservoir-Pontiac Avenues, Cranston Street, and Potters Avenue—derived primarily from the system of colonial highways. [ Map ]
The Buckhannon Central Residential Historic District consists of primarily single family residential homes. West Virginia Wesleyan College dominates the eastern side of the neighborhood with all of the residential areas located to its south and west. The residential neighborhood located to the south of the college was originally known as South Buckhannon and was a separate incorporated town until 1920 when it merged with Buckhannon proper. [City of Buckhannon, West Virginia] [ Map ]
The Washington Avenue Historic District consists of an intact collection of 19th and early 20th century residential structures, many of which have been rehabilitated for use as office space. Washington Avenue and Lawrence Street, the two major streets in the district, were laid out in 1833 as part of Marietta's original town plan and lead east from the downtown square. [Cobb County, Georgia] [ Map ]
The Monterey Street Historic District offers a wide variety of building types and architectural styles in their original settings. In its early days, most of its permanent residents lived in single-family houses, and most of the houses were occupied by their owners. Nevertheless, because the residents varied widely from one another in their incomes and occupations (not to mention family size and aesthetic preference), their dwellings differed in spaciousness and architectural sophistication. The District reflects these differences. [City of Hollister, CA] [ Map ]
The Stafford-Olive Historic District was for the most part developed by and for small business owners and working class families, and it appears today much as it did in the 1800s. It has always been a residential area, and it was among the earliest entirely residential neighborhoods in the city. By 1869, nearly all of the current streets were in place, and houses could be found scattered throughout the neighborhood. [Washington, Missouri]
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The Glen Ridge Historic District is significant as an important example of the evolution of a suburban community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The attitudes of its founding fathers towards community design and growth, which were physically realized, are a clear expression of progressive planning ideas of the time. [Glen Ridge Borough, Essex County, NJ] [ Map ]
The Colebrook Center Historic District is a superior example of an isolated rural village in the Litchfield hills which flourished in the first half of the 19th century, It is distinguished for the integrity of its setting and the state of preservation of its resources. It is architecturally significant for the excellent design and craftsmanship of its classical architecture of the Federal and Greek Revival styles. [Colebrook, CT]
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The Hensley Historic District was adopted as a local Historical Landmark District in 1990 by the San Jose City Council. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The district contains over 225 buildings that contribute to its historic character, representing the largest concentration of Victorian era residences in greater San Jose.
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Green Gables Historic District — the neighborhood of Green Gables, today a catch-all name for a number of distinct neighborhoods, was annexed by the City of Palo Alto shortly before World War II, but tract housing did not begin to appear there until the late 1940s. Developer Joseph Eichler was among the first merchant builders to develop the area, and he named his development after the larger neighborhood. [Santa Clara County, CA] [ Map ]
The Wauregan Historic District includes the structures directly related to the cotton mill located on the east bank of the Quinebaug River. These structures include: ancillary industrial mill buildings, a store, a boarding house for single workers and another for supervisors, a church and its parsonage, two large residences where the mill's owners once lived, eight supervisors' houses, and 86 dwellings constructed to accommodate the mill workers and their families. [Plainfield, CT] [ Map ]
The East Windsor Hill Historic District — Active commerce along the Connecticut River in the eighteenth century and a merchant marine trade from the riverports with the West Indies and East Coast port cities after 1750 produced a wealthy, sophisticated, and highly individualistic society in central Connecticut which is exemplified by the historic architecture in the District. For over 150 years the carpenter-builders of East Windsor Hill produced a folk architecture of exceptional quality. [South Windsor, CT] [ Map ]
The Beaufort Historic District contains many small, one-story cottages and larger two-story dwellings with no particularly outstanding features; these are, however, a vital part of the townscape, for their consistency of form and scale contributes significantly to the total character of the Historic District. Only with the mid-19th century advent of the Greek and Gothic Revivals did nationally popular styles have any marked impact on District's architecture. [Town of Beaufort, NC] [ Map ]
The Calhoun-Ives Historic District is architecturally significant because it contains well-preserved examples of farmhouses and their outbuildings, largely from the 19th century, and their accompanying agricultural landscape. The houses and outbuildings display the design and details of farm architecture in their original condition and in their original relationship to one another, set in a well-preserved agricultural landscape. [Town of Washington, CT] [ Map ]
The Dudleytown Historic District is an unusually complete illustration of a settlement pattern in early Colonial Connecticut and of the subsequent expansion and consolidation of family land holdings and their retention through hereditary chains. It also illustrates the immigration of middle class people from New York and Connecticut cities beginning in the 1920s. [Guilford, New Haven County] [ Map ]
The Yantic Falls Historic District is located below where the Yantic River meets the Shetucket River, together becoming the Thames River. In 1818 Amos H. Hubbard started a paper mill at the Falls. In 1860 the Falls Company took over Hubbard's mill, expanded the buildings and grew to nearly three times its former size and power. It purchased rights and privileges in the neighborhood so that by the 1860's it was able to control nearly the entire waterpower of the Yantic River. [Norwich, CT] [ Map ]
The Old Town Historic District is an intact neighborhood of early 20th century homes and supporting structures, constructed mainly to house the workers of the Brooks-Scanlon and Shevlin-Hixon Lumber Mills. The earliest plat within the District was developed as a townsite beginning in 1902 by one of Bend's earliest residents William H. Staats. [Deschutes County, OR] [ Map ]
The William C. Van Arsdel House (also known as The Elms) is as one of the most elaborate and best preserved examples of the Colonial Revival style in Greencastle. It is the former residence of a prominent citizen, as well as several DePauw University Presidents. Van Arsdel, for whom the house was built in 1917, was a member of a pioneer Indiana family who arrived in the Northwest Territory on an Ohio River flatboat in 1811. [Putnam County]
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The F. Q. Story Neighborhood Historic District is a diverse middle-class subdivision. The historic district is unified with a rectilinear street plan, lots with 45' to 63' frontage, consistent setbacks, one-story houses, palm treelined sidewalks and mature landscaping. The houses reflect the alternating popularity of modern and period styles which typify the Eclectic movement in 20th century American residential design. [Phoenix, AZ] [ Map ]
The Bitting Historic District is a suburban streetcar neighborhood which was platted adjacent to a popular city park during Wichita's 1880s boom period. The earliest houses represent the economic "high times" of that period. The newly laid out Riverside Park proved to be an inducement for residential subdivisions to be platted further north and west of Wichita's historic commercial core. [Sedgwick County, KS] [ Map ]
The William D. Bishop Cottage Development Historic District (also known as Cottage Park Historic District) is a collection of 35 small wood cottages, a planned workers' development of the Bishop Realty Company. The District was an important work of the Palliser Brothers, a Bridgeport architectural firm until 1882, which was instrumental in elevating the style of workingmen's architecture to a level equal to the mainstream of late-Victorian taste. [Fairfield County, CT]
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The Lawyers Hill Historic District is significant for its diverse collection of Victorian-era architecture and for its role as a 19th century summer community and early commuter suburb for prominent Baltimore residents. Lawyers Hill also played a role in the development of horse sports in Maryland. In 1878 Murray Hanson, along with friends from Lawyers Hill Road, founded the Elkridge Hunt Club at Belmont, the first organized fox hunting club in Maryland and the second in the country. [Howard County]
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The Catasauqua Residential Historic District reflects the affluence and prosperity that the anthracite iron industry brought to Catasauqua. Once Surrounded by workers housing, much of the district was at one time 'owned by the town's best known iron baron, David Thomas, who, along with a few other prominent businessmen made his home there. In the late nineteenth-century Thomas' extensive holdings were sold for development and the district became the area where the town's new upper class located, including D.G. Dery, a silk mill operator. [Lehigh County, PA]
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The Aberdeen Historic District represents the central core of the town as it developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the causes and effects of that development, containing as it does residential, commercial, institutional and transportation-related buildings. The heavily-traveled highway U.S. 1, originally passed through downtown Aberdeen. The District retains a sense of its small-town character largely because of the integrity of a substantial number of buildings in the district and of their relationships to one another. [Moore County, NC] [ Map ]
The Black Rock Gardens Historic District — known as the Black Rock Development when built, Black Rock is significant due to its direct association with the U.S. Housing Corporation's efforts to provide emergency housing for workers manning the factories of the city's war-related industries. It is a good example of the first government-subsidized housing built in Bridgeport. It survives as a local legacy reflecting the high design quality and first national housing standards achieved through the earliest government-owned housing program in the U.S. [Fairfield County, CT]
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The Marlborough Village Historic District has distinctive characteristics of a mid-19th century crossroad hamlet. It is an example of conscious planning by a farmer, John Huey. The lots he sold at the edge of his property and the store he built caused a village to be born. Since the turn of the 19th century through 1944, the village has reflected the religious and educational patterns of East Marlborough Township. As one of the earlier settlements in the township, these Quaker farmers influenced both religious and non-sectarian growth for more than 200 years. [Chester County, PA] [ Map ]
The Unionville Village Historic District, or Jacksonville, as it was formerly known, was founded by John Jackson who built a log cabin at the northeast corner of Doe Run and Wollaston Roads. This building was superseded by a large brick house which Jackson built in 1751 on the southeastern corner of these crossroads. Jackson's home was later to become the Cross Key Inn where it provided food and lodging for travelers between the years 1808-1833. [East Marlborough Township, Chester County, PA] [ Map ]
The Burnetts Corner Historic District is significant for its association with the turnpike era in Connecticut. Midway between New York and Boston, this crossroads village on the old Post Road flourished as a stagecoach stop on the New London-Providence Turnpike in the mid-19th century, and derives further significance for its association with the development of Freemasonry in Groton, CT. [ Map ]
The Pinckney II Historic District can be characterized as that of a 19th Century small-town neighborhood, consisting primarily of single-family homes. Most of the homes retain their original single-family status. The shaded streets are paved in asphalt, but original brick pavers are still present under the asphalt. The district also retains brick sidewalks, stone curbs and stone hitching posts. All of these elements are considered character-defining features of the district.
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The Pinckney I Historic District housing primarily accommodated the town's working class, reflected in the majority of modest homes. The grid of streets that runs through the district was platted in 1858. Developed from circa 1860 to circa 1927, most houses include detached garages or carriage houses located at the rear of the property on an alley. The predominant house styles in the District are Folk House National and Folk Victorian. [Lawrence, Kansas]
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The South Rhode Island and New Hampshire Street Historic Residential District is significant for its association with the history of Lawrence, Kansas. The District is located within the original townsite plan, at the south end of the East Lawrence neighborhood. Its period of significance begins with the construction of the earliest extant buildings, circa 1873, and continues to 1945, the date of construction of the last contributing property. [ Map ]
The Marguerita Lane Historic District is an excellent collection of small-scale Spanish Colonial Revival single-family houses. While there are many distinguished examples of this style in Pasadena, the District is unique in that it was developed as a unified tract of houses in similar styles and on relatively small lots. Virtually unchanged since it was developed between 1927 and 1930, the district retains a high level of physical integrity. [Los Angeles County, CA]
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The New Fair Oaks Historic District is representative of early development patterns in Pasadena, CA. The Tract was recorded in September 1886 and was so named because it shifted the alignment of Fair Oaks Avenue from the newly named Lincoln Avenue to a new location to the east, where it remains today. The lots were purchased by ethnically diverse working class citizens (including carpenters, milliners, clerks, drivers and mail carriers) who built modest vernacular houses. The area was almost completely built out by 1906.
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The Broadmoor Place Historic District developed as an early-twentieth century garden suburb, made up of middle class families, some of whom continued to live there for generations. As the district developed, it retained this socioeconomic class which had strong ties to the growing Gulfport, Mississippi industries, particularly private business, as well as the military and specialized industries. The buildings of the historic district, mostly residences, represent important regional styles and types of architecture including Minimal Traditional, Craftsman and Craftsman Vernacular, and Ranch styles. [ Map ]
The Charter Oak Place Historic District is one of few remaining concentrations of 19th-century domestic architecture in Hartford, Connecticut. Although it comprises a short street, it is a virtual catalog of Victorian building, offering the observer some half-dozen different styles. All of the Renaissance Revival Houses on the east side of the street were built to accommodate two families. The area was originally a single estate and was offered for sale in 1857. When there was no one interested in maintaining it intact, it was subdivided into house lots and a street was informally laid out. [ Map ]
The Hattertown Historic District presents a rare opportunity to closely observe the craftsmanship and skill of a country builder in a contiguous setting. While it has been generally held that cultural conservatism produced the rural domestic vernacular of the early nineteenth century, this demonstration of the stylistic development of a single form through a period of at least 30 years is quite significant. [Newtown, Fairfield County, CT]
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While the Barkhamsted Center Historic District comprises the historic village center, its spaces, density, trees, and buildings, and the relationships between them, are primarily rural in character. The Barkhamsted Center Historic District comprises a group of six frame buildings, all in a good state of preservation, which were the historic civic nucleus of Barkhamsted Center village. [Town of BarkhamstedLitchfield County, CT]
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The Barnum-Palliser Development Historic District is an urban-scaled Bridgeport neighborhood of innovatively designed, working-class housing. It is associated with the real estate development aspect of the life of the important 19th century showman P.T. Barnum. The District is reflective of his relationship with and philanthropic attitude toward those of a less favored social class, an important late-19th century trend. It is primarily the work of the nationally-known architectural firm of Palliser, Palliser & Company. [Fairfield County, CT]
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The College View Historic District consists of one of Greenville's largest and most intact early twentieth century residential areas. Architecturally, the District represents an intact collection of modest and sophisticated house styles of the early 29th century and an assemblage of impressive high-style collegiate buildings. Local builders and architects appear to have been significantly influenced by the massive institutional buildings located just to the south of the evolving neighborhood.[Pitt County, NC] [ Map ]
The Skinnerville-Greenville Heights Historic District reflects Greenville's growth as a tobacco market and regional educational center and illustrates a national increase in urban population and a trend towards suburban development that began in the mid-1800s when Frederick Law Olmsted emerged as the country's preeminent landscape architect. Although the District is laid out on a relatively flat grid, its primary design principles of large lots in a formally subdivided tract set apart from downtown are local interpretations of national suburban design trends. [Pitt County, NC] [ Map ]
The Pitman Grove Historic District is a good, surviving example of a planned community from the 19th century. As a camp meeting town, it represents a form of religious practice which was quite widespread in its time. The buildings, with their high pitched roofs, simple massing, and doll house scale give The Grove charm. The radial pathways set up vistas whose rhythmic progressions of gables are made more interesting by subtle variation in height. [Gloucester County, NJ] [ Map ]
Chestertown — originally knowns as New Town, the seat of Kent County was laid out in 1706 and chartered in 1708. The town's growth as a major port began in 1730, when its owner, Simon Wilmer, resurveyed his land and laid out the existing grid plan of streets and house lots. [Maryland]
The Historic Whiteaker Neighborhood was first platted in the 1850s. In addition to the Blair Boulevard Historic Commercial area, there are four individually listed National Register properties located in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Single family houses were the norm until after World War II when apartment houses became common. Although it began as primarily a residential neighborhood, it evolved into a mix of land uses. [Eugene, Lane County, OR] [ Map ]
Easttown Township was established in 1704 in the extreme eastern portion of Chester County, Pennsylvania. In the early 1900's, Easttown was a thickly settled farming district that included some fine country estates of wealthy Philadelphians. Many of these affluent residents used the train on the "Main Line" to commute to their city businesses.
The Ercildoun Historic District, located at a prominent crossroads in East Fallowfield Township, was settled at the end of the 18th century and had its greatest period of development in the third historic period of East Fallowfield, 1811-1865. Ercildoun's most important historical significance is in the area of social/humanitarianism because of its level of involvement with the abolitionist movement This movement was active on two levels: a political protest and participation in the underground railroad. [Chester County, PA] [ [Map ]
The Goshenville Historic District has evolved from agricultural use to modern suburbia. Goshenville retains the integrity of its eighteenth and nineteenth century setting. Its historic core—the Goshen Friends Meeting complex—remains, virtually unchanged since its present building was erected in 1855. The collection of intact vernacular and higher style houses surrounding the complex are indicative of the Quaker building tradition and stylistic influences incorporated into buildings constructed throughout rural Chester County, PA during the mid-18th to late 19th centuries. [East Goshen Township] [ Map ]
Just Listed For Sale — 4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths on Thornbury Lane in Rosefield, [ Map ]; $650,000; phone The John McClintock Team at 267-759-9523 for an appointment to preview this home. [Bucks County, Pennsylvania]
The Black Rock Historic District includes the remains of the village of Black Rock, third most important seaport in Connecticut after the Revolutionary War and important shipbuilding center in the years immediately preceding the Civil War. It includes examples of every major American architectural style from the late Medieval of the 17th century to the Italianate of the mid-19th, as well as some resort and suburban styles of the later Victorian era. [Bridgeport, CT] [ Map ]
The Bush Hill Historic District is an unusually high concentration of well-preserved 18th-century farmhouses. The District retains the open fields, stone walls, and tree-lined roads which provide an appropriate setting for the houses, one which recalls the area's historical development as an outlying farming district. Homes in the area exemplify rural 18th-century Connecticut domestic architecture: they embody the distinctive characteristics of that period's form and method of construction. [Town of Brooklyn, Windham County] [ Map ]
The City of Mankato, seat of Blue Earth County, Minnesota, is located at a large bend in the Minnesota River at its junction with the Blue Earth River. First settled in 1852 by P.K. Jackson and Henry Jackson, the Mankato Claim Company surveyed and platted a 600-acre townsite in May of 1852 which was reduced to 320 acres when the plat was filed later that month. The settlement was incorporated as a village in 1865.
Beleden House — William E. Sessions' elegant brownstone mansion, occupies a prominent site on Federal Hill in the heart of Bristol, Connecticut. The house faces west on Bellevue Avenue, the showplace of a neighborhood that once had many fine homes. Some of the surrounding houses have now been demolished and replaced, for example, by a four-story nursing home directly across the street, others have been put to commercial purposes such as funeral homes, and others have been cut up into apartments, but Beleden House maintains its polished presence today as it did when it was built in 1908, a reminder of an affluent age. [ Map ]
The person most responsible for the distinctive appearance of the Federal Hill Historic District was Joel Case. He laid out Spring Street in the mid-1880s and built every house on it, including the brick apartment house known as the Case Block; Case was responsible for some two dozen other houses by 1886. Case's work is distinguished by a singularly eclectic sense of design, including the incongruous juxtaposition of details, and the use of shapes not usually found in houses. [Bristol, Connecticut] [ Map ]
The Wake Forest Historic District possesses a unique architectural character. The buildings include examples of each historical period and style from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century, many of them designed by notable local, state, and out-of-state architects. The campus of Wake Forest College and the surrounding Town of Wake Forest constitute one of the most significant groupings of historic buildings in Wake County, outside of the city of Raleigh.
The Stevens Square Historic District provides an overview of apartment designs popular in Minneapolis in the period 1912-1926. A standard Renaissance Revival formula is evident on the exterior of most apartment buildings in the District. Nearly all buildings have dark red or dark brown face brick at the facade, and, except for those at corner locations, most are constructed of a light tan common brick at the sides and rear. [Hennepin County, MN] [ Map ]
The the Nokomis Knoll Residential Historic District represents the first wave of residential development in this country where individual garages were standard amenities, a nod to the growing number of private automobiles among middle-class families. Furthermore, houses in the District display many well-preserved examples of the eclectic Period Revival architectural styles that were the height of middle-class fashion in residential districts during the 1920s and 1930s. [Minneapolis, MN] [ Map ]
The Alexandria Residential Historic District encompasses one of the City's most remarkable residential neighborhoods. The District contains a dense concentration of buildings which are highly significant to the study of residential architecture in Alexandria, including a number of landmark examples of Tudor Revival and Shingle styles. [Alexandria, Minnesota] [ Map ]
The Pine Hill Residential Historic District is noted for the number of architecturally significant houses. Many medical professionals affiliated with the nearby Mayo Clinic have traditionally made Pill Hill their home. The District remains substantially intact and thus conveys a sense of architectural cohesiveness through its design, setting, and materials. [Rochester, Minnesota] [ Map ]
The Middle Haddam Historic District is a well-preserved New England riverport village whose primary significance lies in its direct association and participation in the first one hundred and fifty years of the maritime development of the United States (1730-1880). Merchant shipping from the port was primarily involved in the coastal and West Indies trade. [East Hampton, CT] [ Map ]
The Bassickville Historic District is significant as a cohesive, generally well-preserved, late-nineteenth century housing development, composed primarily of vernacular Stick Style cottages built between 1883 and 1885, which are representative examples of the working class housing produced in that period by technological advances in the building trades. A forerunner of the mass-produced housing of Bridgeport in the 20th century, the District is historically important as one of the first rental-housing developments in the city. [Fairfield County, CT]
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The Meadville Downtown Historic District encompasses a broad cross section of resources reflecting the City's role as a major center of settlement, government, business and industry from the turn of the 19th Century to the early 20th Century. Within the District are a continuum of architectural styles from the early 1800's to 1940. [City of Meadville, Pennsylvania] [ Map ]
Home prices heat-up in some of Levittown's premier neighborhoods. Over the past 12 months, homes in Snowball Gate and Red Rose Gate continue to command the highest resale prices among Levittown, PA's 40 neighborhoods ($319,000 median). Median lot size in The Gates is approximately 1/3rd of an acre while median interior living space is approximately 2,500 sq. ft.
The Embreeville Historic District is situated on the east and west banks of the West Branch Brandywine River in Newlin Township, Chester County, PA. Its 12 principal buildings are clustered in two groups and separated by the river which makes a dramatic bend here. Route 162 parallels the river and, like, it, twists and turns through the rolling countryside. [ Map ]
The Main Street Historic District contains a particularly high concentration of historic buildings which trace the town's development for over 200 years. More than half of the surviving resources are found within the District; it displays an exceptional degree of architectural integrity and craftsmanship. Of particular note is the unusual number of well-preserved 18th century houses, as well as the quality of the public buildings. [Town of Durham, CT] [ Map ]
The Frog Hollow Historic District is a rare remaining example of how simultaneous growth of industrial and residential facilities complemented each other as the process of urbanization progressed. While the great majority of individual buildings are not architecturally distinguished, they do provide excellent, well preserved examples of their types, and Hartford, Connecticut's best architects of the era are represented by several buildings in the district. [ Map ]
The Thomas Oliver House is an intact, representative example of Queen Anne style residential architecture in Lockport, Niagara County, NY. Constructed in 1891-1892, this two-and-one-half story residence embodies typical characteristics of the style. These features include, steeply pitched hipped roof with cross gables, asymmetrical facade, projecting pavilions, recessed porch and spindlework ornamentation. [ Map ]
The Branford Point Historic District forms one of Branford's best-preserved concentrations of late-18th through early 20th century residential architecture. Its buildings include several individually distinct as well as numerous modest examples of major architectural styles which emerged in Branford over the course of this era. The earliest houses in the Branford Point Historic District are the ca.1785 John Linsley House at 99 Harbor Street and Obed Linsley's ca.1800 "Tide Mill House" at 202 Harbor Street. [New Haven County, CT] [ Map ]
The Hopkins House is an example of the simple, modest stone houses constructed by the village's working and middle-class families during the 3rd and 4th decades of the 19th century. The houses' simple rectangular block massing, front-gable orientation, and three bay/side entrance facade are typical characteristics of the City of Lockport's domestic architecture during the period. [Niagara County, NY]
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The Main Street Historic District contains a high concentration of historic residential and public buildings dating from 1750 to 1933. After 1780, buildings were built in every decade, 150 years of almost continuous architectural development. The District illustrates the transformation of a rural, eighteenth century settlement to the residential and institutional nucleus of a twentieth century town. [Cromwell, Connecticut] [ Map ]
The Somers Historic District in the center of Somers, Connecticut, includes a large number of well-preserved houses from the early 19th century, a Gothic Revival cottage, two 19th-century churches, a large inn, an early store, several interesting barns and stables. Most of the structures are arranged along Main Street, a major east-west thoroughfare, with small offshoots to the north up Springfield Road and Battle Street. The long, narrow shape of the Somers Historic District goes back to the settlement pattern of the 19th century, when the area was known as "Somers Street."
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The Dayville Historic District is a concentration of mid-19th century buildings that have retained their architectural integrity and historical context. Especially noteworthy are a number of distinguished and well-preserved examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture. The District retains the distinctive spatial characteristics of a mid-19th century village, including the linear arrangement of residences set on large lots. [Town of Killingly, Windham County, CT] [ Map ]
The Compo-Owenoke Historic District encompasses a small residential waterfront community on Long Island Sound in Westport, Connecticut. It includes Compo Beach and the associated residential areas of Compo and Owenoke to the north and west. Compo is a densely settled summer colony laid out in the early twentieth century. Owenoke, a contiguous residential area on the west, is located on a spit of land on the east bank of the Saugutuck River estuary. [ Map ]
The City of Wauwatosa started as a small farming community clustered around the mills built by Charles Hart. In 1849, the Watertown Plank Road, a privately held toll highway, was constructed along the route of the present day State Street. [Milwaukee County, WI]
In the Stouchsburg Historic District, the overall village design and conservation of structure symbolize the tastes of the common man — the tradesperson, storekeeper, and factory worker of the 19th century. These people built sturdy houses with plain features not unlike the homes on the rural Pennsylvania German farmsteads of the same period. [Marion Township, Berks County, PA] [ Map ]
In Levittown, Pennsylvania, more than half of the 40 neighborhoods saw average sale prices below $200,000 over the past year. One of them (Yellowood) had an average resale price below $100,000. The development of 17,000 detached, single family homes is popular with both first-time buyers and investors alike. [ Map ]
The Spring-Douglas Historic District was developed over a period of approximately 150 years on land that was part of the original claims of two of Elgin's earliest settlers, Phineas J. Kimball and Vincent Lovell. James T. Gifford, town founder, settled on the east bank of the Fox River in what is now the Historic District in 1835. [Elgin, IL] [ Map ]
Bucks County Million-Dollar Neighborhoods
Settled home sales in these suburban and exurban residential subdivisions averaged $1-million-plus during the 12 months ending 4/30/2016.
The Dundalk Historic District encompasses the only two housing developments built by the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation (EFC) in Maryland during World War I. (Only 36 such projects were carried out by the EFC nationwide.) The district has remained relatively cohesive architecturally through six decades of sometimes rapid change in other parts of the Dundalk community. [ Map ]
Norwood Park Historic District — in 1907 the Norwood Park Improvement Club published a promotional brochure entitled Norwood Park: The Ideal Suburb. The brochure boasts that Norwood Park "was originally laid out by the noted landscape designer of the World's Columbian Exposition," yet the name of the designer is not given. This quote has given rise to much speculation that perhaps Frederick Law Olmsted designed Norwood Park. [Chicago, IL] [ Map ]
The United States Housing Corporation Historic District is historically significant as a well-preserved example of the first federally sponsored housing program in the United States. It was built by the agency which was created in 1918 expressly to build and manage housing developments for workers in strategic manufacturing centers throughout the country. Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., was the manager of the Town Planning Division of the United States Housing Corporation and had responsibility for this project. [New London, CT] [ Map ]
Home For Sale on Terracedale Drive in the Delavue Manor neighborhood of Lower Makefield Township. This circa 1949 Colonial has 4 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths. For more info or to arrange a private showing, contact The John McClintock Team at Keller Williams Real Estate, 267-759-9523. [ Map of Neighborhood ]
The Virginia-Highland Historic District is comprised of several subdivisions platted over a 23-year time span by various real estate companies. The first suburban settlement was platted in 1904 by George W. Adair, spurred by the Nine-Mile Circle trolley. The District is overwhelming comprised of Craftsman-style Bungalows, the most common architectural type and style in the State during the early 20th century. [Atlanta, GA] [ Map ]
The Sycamore Historic District is a narrow strip comprised of single family, moderate-density residences along the town's most-prestigious residential streets. The oldest homes in the District date from well before the Civil War. [Sycamore, IL] [ Map ]
The Southeast Third Street Residential Historic District homes include a variety of architectural styles and National Folk House building forms that reflect a continuum of single-family domestic design that spans the early 20th century era of residential development in Lee's Summit, Missouri. The contributing buildings date from circa 1908 to circa 1946 and retain physical forms and architectural elements that reflect the design trends popular during the time of their construction. [ Map ]
The Twickenham Historic District is a museum of architecture spanning 16 decades (1814-1963), containing all of the periods of architectural styles. A large percentage of the structures are architecturally noteworthy. They range from a two-room, two-story frame Federal, to large mansions of several periods. [Huntsville, AL] [ Map ]
The University Courts Historic District is comprised of four original subdivisions that were platted between 1910 and 1913. The comfortable, gracious homes in "The Courts" were built by developers, limestone men, and others whose fortunes were made in business and industry. Many were the homes of distinguished members of Indiana University's academic community. [Bloomington, IN] [ Map ]
Coventryville Historic District — Coventryville was the center of the American metal industry, both at its birth in the colonial period and during its growth in the early nineteenth century. Colonial Coventryville was the site of Coventry Forge (the first in Chester County and the second in Colonial Pennsylvania), of the first steel furnace in the country, and of one of the earliest rolling mills.
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The Diamond Hill Historic District, once one of Lynchburg's most fashionable residential neighborhoods, enjoyed its greatest prosperity at the turn of the 20th century. The District was laid out on a grid plan modified to accommodate the irregularities of the terrain. Only Clay Street retains its original brick surface, all other streets having been paved over. [Lynchburg, VA] [ Map ]
The Cairnbrook Historic District consists of both an extractive coal facility and a company mining community designed by S.E. Dickey & Company, Civil and Mining Engineers of Johnstown for the Loyal Hanna Coal and Coke Company of Philadelphia on farm land acquired in Somerset County, PA between 1912 and 1920 from Jacob McGregor, a local farmer. [ Map ]
The Crestwood Historic District was the product of the vision of Kansas City, Missouri developer Jesse Clyde Nichols, whose ideas and inspiration influenced an entire generation of American urban planning. Historians consistently cite him as a key figure in the history of American suburban growth and housing development. Nichols' subdivisions comprised the only residential developments in the United States which were part of a continuous planning process by one company. [ Map ]
The Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District, including Encanto Park, was was conceived and largely built in the late 1920s and 1930s, the twilight of the City Beautiful Movement in the United States. A number of Phoenix, Arizona based architects and builders contributed to the creation of the District. Most prolific among them were Orville Bell (Wallingford & Bell) and H. H. Green. [ Map ]
The John Bexell House was built by plans commissioned from the prominent Portland, Oregon architectural firm of "Bennes & Herzog" and dated May 1, 1926. One can presume that John Bexell, Dean of the School of Commerce at Oregon Agricultural College from 1908 to 1931, was well acquainted with John Bennes, architect for more than 30 years at Oregon Agricultural College and designer of at least 21 buildings on that campus between 1909 and 1939. [Corvallis, OR] [ Map ]
The Henry Boody House in Brunswick, Maine is a major precursor of the later nineteenth century Stick Style. Designed in 1848, this unusual Gothic Revival cottage is the work of Gervase Wheeler, an English Architect who came to America in the 1840's. Wheeler's use of exterior detail to reflect internal construction expressed an emerging aesthetic of reality in architecture. Boody built the house from Wheeler's plans in 1849. [ Map ]
The Orange Heights/Barnhart Tracts Historic District is one of the best and largest collections in Pasadena, California of single-family residential buildings produced during the Arts and Crafts Movement. The district primarily includes mature examples of the Movement in which the integration of Arts and Crafts ideals is apparent in the building form and characteristics, stylistic treatments, and exceptional craftsmanship. 50 buildings were constructed during the mature period of the Arts and Crafts movement, 1895-1918.
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The Lincoln Street Historic District is a homogeneous grouping of mid-nineteenth century architecture. The vast majority of the houses were built within a year or two of each other, the land having been owned by Dr. Isaac Lincoln who divided it into lots which he sold to different owners within the space of a few months in 1843 and 1844. [Brunswick, Maine] [ Map ]
The Mesilla Park Historic District is among the first suburbs of Las Cruces, New Mexico, developed as a complete town with commercial, industrial, and residential areas, all organized along the AT & SF rail line that runs alongside Main Street. Mesilla Park is representative of New Mexico towns in which the railroad was constructed before the founding of the town because the plan of Mesilla Park was organized around the railroad. [ Map ]
The Forest Hills Historic District is a marvelously cohesive and intact expression of the picturesque ideals that came into vogue in the early 1920s, both in its architecture and in its landscaping. The neighborhood is clearly distinguished from the surrounding area by the brick piers flanking its major entrances, and by the old-style streetlights gracing its curbs. [Indianapolis, IN]
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The Ashton Historic District offers a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary study of the early American Colonial Period and the social and economic changes which occurred in the second quarter of the eighteenth century in New Castle County, Delaware, probably as a result of the shift from a tobacco economy to a wheat economy.
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The Avery-Helm Historic District is primarily a residential neighborhood whose development reflected the development of the town of Corvallis, Oregon. The first lots within the district were sold and houses built in the Avery's Addition in the 1850s. New construction continued in the 1860s and 1870s and increased after the arrival of the railroad in 1880. A number of new homes were built between 1880 and 1900. The neighborhood experienced its peak period of development between 1900 and 1929, mirroring the overall growth of the community. [ Map ]
The Southern Thames Historic District (historically a mostly working-class Irish neighborhood) is set in the port City of Newport on a west sloping, harborside location. The large neighborhood is divided into a grid of narrow lots by two major north-south arteries, Thames Street and Spring Street, and by many cross streets running east-west up the hill from the waterfront.
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The Bay Shore Historic District reflects the architecturally diverse stylistic trends of early twentieth century residential design and the adaptation of these styles to the South Florida environment. Mediterranean Revival is the dominant style in the district and was the original developer's choice to define the architectural character of the area. [Miami, Florida] [Map]
The Stone Hill Historic District, a complex of workers' housing dating to the mid-19th century, consists of seven gridded blocks overlooking the Jones Falls. Associated with Mount Vernon Mills, the district is comprised of 21 granite duplexes, a granite Superintendent's House, and a granite service building, now converted to a duplex. [Baltimore, MD] [Map]
Just Listed For Sale — 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths on Hudson Drive in Yardley Hunt, [ Map ]; asking $449,900; phone RE/MAX Properties at 215-867-2525 for an appointment to preview this home. [Bucks County, Pennsylvania]
Just Listed For Sale — 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths on Lotus Place in Newtown Grant, [ Map ]; asking $529,900; phone RE/MAX Properties at 215-867-2525 for an appointment to preview this home. [Bucks County, Pennsylvania]
Just Listed For Sale — 4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths on Pownal Drive in Longshore Estates, [ Map ]; asking $674,900; phone RE/MAX Properties at 215-867-2525 for an appointment to preview this home. [Bucks County, Pennsylvania]
The Town of Winchester was settled in 1640 and incorporated in 1850. Variously named Woburn Gates, South Woburn and Black Horse Village, its present name came from Colonel Winchester, a Watertown businessman who presented his municipal namesake with $3,000. [Middlesex County, MA]
The Town of New Shoreham is coextensive with Block Island. It lies 9 miles south of the Rhode Island shoreline and dominates the entrance to Long Island Sound. The island has hundreds of ponds which are fed by undergournd springs. The first Englishman who considered settling here was John Oldham. He visited the Island in 1636 on his return from a trading voyage, but was killed by the native Narragansett Indians in one of the events that led to the Pequot War of 1637.
The Montgomery-Grand-Liberty Streets Historic District contains an outstanding architectural collection of buildings. Built in part by the wealth produced by Newburgh's waterfront, the area was unique in the renown of the architects that came to practice there. Drawings of some of these buildings they designed for the district were used as illustrations in the books they wrote, making the buildings prototypes in a new architectural era. [Orange County, NY] [ Map ]
The Cato Hill Hill Historic District is a representative mid-nineteenth century, working class neighborhood of the sort developed in a rather informal fashion by individual property owners who built small houses for themselves or inexpensive tenements to rent out. The homes were occupied by waves of immigrant families drawn to American industrial cities by the opportunity find work. [Woonsocket, RI]
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The Perry Homestead Historic District consists of six residential properties, all of which have strong historical associations with the Perry family. The properties share a verdant, park-like landscape featuring wooded areas, open lawn planted with large specimen trees, and intimate garden rooms. Together the three Perry brothers—Charles, Sr., Thomas, Jr. and Simeon—operated a "gentleman's farm," which spanned two properties at the north end of the District. [Westerly, RI] [ Map ]
The Dr. William H. & Frances C. Axtell House (also known as the Axtell Apartments) is located just south of downtown Bellingham, Washington at 413 East Maple Street. The house is a conversion of a clapboard-sided 2-1/2 story Classical Revival style home into a stucco clad apartment complex. The transformation was completed by the original owner in 1926. [Bellingham, WA]
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The Pastures Historic District reflects an era of more cohesive social patterns when people of varying means and different races chose to live in the same neighborhood. More than 75% of the surviving houses were erected between 1815 and 1855. Wealthy businessmen built elegant homes adjacent to more modest tradesmen's and craftsmen's dwellings. Homes of free black citizens were scattered amongst these as well. Workplace and dwelling place were frequently side-by-side. [Albany, NY] [ Map ]
The Court Street/Chemeketa Street Historic District is a residential neighborhood with most of the houses having been built ca. 1860-1937. The District is named for its two east-west streets, which, though different, complement each other. Court Street is a 99‑foot wide boulevard with the District's larger and older houses. Chemeketa Street is narrower and lined with bungalows and cottages. [Salem, OR] [ Map ]
The Aldo Leopold Neighborhood Historic District was platted in 1913 as the first subdivided portion of 400-acre Franz Huning estate. The northernmost block of the Huning Place Addition was lined with residences by 1920. Constructed within a period of just six years, all of the houses lining the one hundred block of South Fourteenth Street embodied a modest variety of the elements associated with the Craftsman/Bungalow style. [Albuquerque, NM] [ Map ]
The Eldridge Avenue Historic District is a gracious residential area situated on a bluff overlooking Bellingham Bay. Character is imparted mainly by the impressive concentration of substantial 1885-1910 houses and by the quiet suburban street vistas canopied with mature hardwood and fir trees. [Bellingham, WA]
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The South J Street Historic District is an architecturally significant complex of Queen Anne style, detached row houses. The eight buildings of this district form the largest group of row houses of this period, quality and style remaining in Washington State. [Tacoma, WA] [ Map ]
The Harvard-Belmont Historic District encompasses a prime residential area on the west slope of Capitol Hill, one of Seattle's streetcar suburbs which blossomed during the first decade of the 20th century. Venerable names in Seattle's history are associated with the early development of the area. [Seattle, >WA] [ Map ]
The East Hill Residential Historic District is distinguished from nearby residential and commercial districts by its visual coherence and character with respect to historic use and architecture. The contributing buildings are mostly two-story frame or masonry houses built in the styles typical of the late Victorian and early modern periods. Although the district is overwhelmingly residential, an important contributing inclusion is Stewart Park designed by Chicago landscape architects Ralph Root and Harry Hollister. [Wausau, WI] [ Map ]
The Andrew Warren Historic District is a neighborhood of significant architecture ranging from the Greek Revival style to twentieth century Period houses. The district is especially significant because it includes buildings designed by nationally-significant Prairie School architect George W. Maher and talented Wisconsin architect Alexander Eschweiler. [Wausau, WI] [ Map ]
D'Evereux (also known as D'Evereux Hall) is located at 170 D'Evereaux Drive, Natchez, Mississippi. Perfection of proportion and academic rendering of its structural and decorative detail make D'Evereux one of the outstanding American examples of the Greek Revival style. [ Map ]
The Hollin Hills Historic District was developed by noted architect Charles M. Goodman, builder Robert C. Davenport and landscape architect Lou B. Voight. The District was the first modern subdivision in the the style, form, and materials of the houses and their harmonious siting within the unaltered, natural landscape. [Fairfax County, VA] [ Map ]
The Southwest Holly Springs Historic District is the second largest of the community's three architecturally significant residential neighborhoods. is dominated by outstanding examples of Holly Springs' pre-Civil War Greek Revival architecture dominate the neighborhood. [Holly Springs, Mississippi]
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East Lancaster Avenue Historic District — This section of Downingtown was developed because it was the halfway point on the main thoroughfare between Lancaster, the oldest inland town in the early Province, and Philadelphia. It also was the starting point for many westward movements; was the center of the county geographically; had major stagecoach stops, and laid the foundation for the Lancaster Turnpike in the 1790's. [Chester County, PA] [ Map ]
The Nils Ahlstrom House (248 5th Street) was constructed in 1888 as a private residence for a railroad worker and his family. Located in the Railroad Addition to Ashland, Oregon the home is an excellent example of the kind of dwelling that housed railroad workers of the late nineteenth century. [ Map ]
The Harry L. Whited House is a 1-1/2 story Queen Anne Cottage built in 1898 by local contractor C. H. Veghte for the family of H. L. Whited in Ashland, Oregon. The house (listed on the National Register in 1998) is a locally outstanding example that was undoubtedly inspired by pattern book sources. It is the only house of its type in the historic railroad community which incorporates an octagonal tent-roofed belvedere in the veranda. [ Map ]
Picardy Place Historic District — in the mid-to-late 1800s in Memphis, (like the rest of the mid-south), wealthy landowners began to sell their property to be divided into residential subdivisions for profit. Picardy Place, followed this trend. The land was originally owned by Piggly Wiggly founder Clarence Saunders, and was once part of the property of James Chamberlain Jones. Jones, a former Governor of Tennessee. [ Map ]
The Glenview Historic District occupies a significant place in history by virtue of how clearly it illustrates patterns of suburban development and changing demographics in Memphis, Tennessee. Glenview is a remarkably intact and well-kept area that preserves the architectural styles, scale, and landscape features of Memphis's early automobile suburbs. [ Map ]
The Annesdale Park Historic District, developed in 1903, was known from its beginning as The First Subdivision of the South. It survived as an almost undisturbed collection of early 20th century architecture, reflecting the transitional period between ornate Victorian style houses and bungalows. The first residents of Annesdale Park were members of an emerging upper-middle economic class, benefiting from the prominence of Memphis in the cotton and lumber markets, and expanding wholesale and retail trade distribution. [Memphis, TN] [ Map ]
The consistent architectural qualities of structures in the Shadowlawn Historic District are largely the a result of the pervasive control of William C. Chandler (1885-1962), its developer and builder. Chandler's intent for the Shadowlawn subdivision was to appeal to the middle class worker of South Memphis, Tennesse and it would appear that the rapid sale of his speculatively-developed houses proved his assumption correct. A random sampling of the occupations of residents in 1928 and 1932 confirms that the neighborhood appealed to the working middle class, including clerks, mechanics, carpenters, cashiers, office managers and factory workers. [ Map ]
The Date Palm Manor Historic District was unlike any other residential development in Tempe, AZ at the time. The houses were not built fast and efficiently, but with skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail that represent the highest artistic expression of the Ranch style. As there was clearly a growing market for expensive houses, there were no restraints on size and design. The Agnew Construction Company used a variety of building materials and decorative elements. As every house had a unique design, the neighborhood as a whole exhibits every plan and profile associated with the Ranch house.
Beyond the Carillon Neighborhood Historic District's period architecture, what sets apart the District is its significant social history. On land once cultivated by enslaved laborers and in a residential sector long restricted to white occupants by societal practice and Richmond, Virginia city ordinance, the community made the extraordinary decision to nurture racial integration in 1968.
The Reservoir Hill Historic District is an urban neighborhood just south of Druid Hill Park in north Baltimore, Maryland. It is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Baltimore with regard to housing types. They range from early row houses and a surviving country estate to eclectic porch front rows, individual mansions, high-rise apartment buildings, a group of solar powered townhouses, and early suburban style villas. [ Map ]
The Barre Circle Historic District evolved as a homogeneous architectural and social enclave in direct response to adjacent industrial expansion of the 1840s-1850s. Architecturally, Barre Circle is a cohesive collection of intact, brick rowhouses, highly consistent and uniform within each block and extremely modest in scale and decoration, two characteristics which further strengthen the unity of the area and set off architecturally from other Baltimore, Maryland neighborhoods. [ MAP ]
Harbor Lane-Eden Street Historic District — When the early Bar Harbor families realized that they could benefit from attracting summer visitors their first efforts went into erecting large hotels, but by the 1870s it became clear that a secondary opportunity lay in selling land and or buildings to the visitors. In the early years of cottage construction, when the visitors leaned more towards art and were willing to trade 'roughing it' for an authentic and visually stunning outdoor experience, the builders of the cottages were often men who had learned architecture through practice rather than through formal study. [Bar Harbor, Maine] [ MAP ]
The Maplewood Historic District is an intact city neighborhood which retains original street plans, landscape features, and a concentration of residences representing residential development and expansion of the city to the northwest during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The District reflects its historic identity as one of Rochester's finer residential neighborhoods, significant for its retention of a high level of visual and architectural integrity. [Monroe County, NY] [ MAP ]
Windsor Hills Historic District — In 1889 Edwin L. Tunis purchased some Windsor Hills properties with the intention of starting a residential development. He established the North Avenue and Windsor Park Land Companies as commercial bodies for his pursuit. Nearby Walbrook offered downtown trolley service, which by 1902 would be extended along Clifton Avenue into Windsor Hills. Thus the earliest residents of Windsor Hills were able to easily commute the 4-1/2 miles to downtown Baltimore, Maryland.