Town of Cheverly: National Register Historic District Nomination

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The Ottery Group and Community Planning Division staff presented the nomination to the town council and stakeholders on Thursday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cheverly Town Hall gymnasium, 6401 Forest Road, Cheverly, MD 20785.

It is now proposed to revise/amend the finished (but not yet listed) Cheverly National Register Historic District nomination to include additional land and resources. Specifically, it is proposed that additional survey and research be undertaken with the purpose of expanding the nomination to include properties located within Cheverly Sections 1 through 11, and the adjacent and nearby subdivisions of Cheverly Forest, West Cheverly, and Dickey’s Addition to Englewood. The proposed revision would include a survey of the subdivisions that were platted between 1927 and 1940 and that maps and aerial photographs indicate were substantially developed by approximately 1950, which the current nomination provides as the end of the district’s period of significance. The revised nomination would include contributing resources in these subdivisions (but not necessarily incorporate the entire subdivision, some of which include streets of dwellings from the 1970s and 1980s). It is also possible the period of significance could be extended to 1955 or even 1960. The extent of the expanded nomination will be based on a careful analysis of the additional land and resources surveyed. 

The Prince George’s County Planning Board approved expansion of the nomination at its meeting of April 2, 2020. The staff memorandum can be found here. Once a bid is accepted for this additional survey work, it will be undertaken over the remainder of 2020 and possibly into 2021. The nomination will either be amended or expanded, and then resubmitted to the Maryland Historical Trust.

Town of Cheverly National Register Nomination

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