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Greenbelt, Maryland Historic District

Greenbelt, Maryland
County of Prince George's.
Roughly bounded by Edmonston Rd, Beltsville Agricultural Research Ctr, Baltimore-Washington Pkwy, and Greenbelt Rd
National Register Number: 80004331
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Architectural. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Congressional District: MD-5 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Historic District.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 18, 1997):
The 1935-46 development of Greenbelt, Maryland represents the first government sponsored, planned community in the United States built on "garden city" principles and embodies the regional planning principles and architectural ideals of the mid-1930s. Three "greenbelt towns" were built by Roosevelt's New Deal government along garden city lines to respond to the Depression and a housing crisis in American cities. Greenbelt, Maryland, the first and largest of the three towns, was an attempt to build a large-scale, scientifically planned suburban community that would decentralize the population of Washington, D.C.


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