Town of Cheverly: National Register Historic District Nomination
The survey team completed field work in the neighborhoods in the autumn of 2020. In 2021 the team will work to analyze the survey data, propose preliminary boundaries, and conduct additional research for the hundreds of properties surveyed. Photos of the team at work are shown below.
Objective: Nominate historically significant portions of the Town of Cheverly to the National Register of Historic Places to achieve recognition of its historic significance, enabling the use of state and federal tax incentives for the preservation and rehabilitation of contributing properties.
The nomination, completed over the period 2018-2020, can be found here: Town of Cheverly National Register Nomination. The nomination was accepted by the Maryland Historical Trust.
However, after reviewing the nomination in early 2020, the town requested that the finished (but not yet listed) Cheverly National Register Historic District nomination be revised or expanded to include additional land and resources. Specifically, the town 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 funding an expansion of the nomination at its meeting of April 2, 2020. The staff memorandum can be found here. The consultant that drafted the original nomination will undertake the work over the period 2020-2022. The nomination will either be amended or expanded, and then resubmitted to the Maryland Historical Trust. A tentative listing date of late 2022 is expected.
This project involves the retention of consultant services to research, document, and produce a National Register Historic District Nomination for those portions of the Town of Cheverly that would be found to meet the criteria for designation as a National Register Historic District. The initial area that was addressed through this project included the area identified as the Cheverly Historic Community in the 2010 Approved Historic Sites and Districts Plan (pp. 223-224) and is composed largely of those portions of the present Town of Cheverly that were platted by Robert Marshall, president of the Washington Suburban Realty Company, in seven sections between 1918 and 1926. The consultant services produced all the documentation required for review by the Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission, the Maryland Historical Trust, and the United States Department of the Interior/National Park Service.
The expanded nomination would include sections 8 through 11, and the adjacent and nearby subdivisions of Cheverly Forest, West Cheverly, and Dickey’s Addition to Englewood.
|Kickoff Meeting||August 3, 2020|
|Survey Work||October-December 2020|
|Preliminary results of survey analyzed for boundary determination||January-March 2021|
|Conduct additional background research to include expanded boundary||March-December 2021|
|Prepare all maps and survey forms from the field survey||January-March 2022|
|Draft nomination packet submitted to M-NCPPC for review||March-April 2022|
|Revise packet to address M-NCPPC comments||May 2022|
|Presentation to Cheverly community||May-June 2022|
|Historic Preservation Commission Hearing||June 2022|
|Maryland Historical Trust Review||June 2022|
|Governor's Consulting Committee meets to forward nomination||Summer 2022|
|Listing in National Register||Fall 2022|