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Four Corners, Maryland

 

Four Corners, Maryland

Four Corners is a neighborhood[1] located in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.

Contents

  • Location 1
  • Landmarks 2
  • History 3
  • References 4

Location

Four Corners is located in Silver Spring, one of the oldest suburbs of Washington, D.C.. Its boundaries are roughly Lorain Avenue on the northwest, Woodmoor Drive to the northeast and Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) to the south. It borders the neighborhoods of Sunset Terrace, Northwood park, Indian Spring Village, Franklin Knolls, Indian Spring Terrace and North Hills Sligo Park.

Landmarks

Montgomery Blair High School (MBHS)[2] is a public high school, named after Montgomery Blair, a lawyer who represented Dred Scott in his United States Supreme Court case and who served as Postmaster General under President Abraham Lincoln. The school is nationally recognized for its magnet program and Communication Arts Program (CAP).

The Polychrome Historic District[3][4][5] is a national historic district in the Four Corners neighborhood. It recognizes a group of five houses built by John Joseph Earley in 1934 and 1935.

North Four Corners Local Park:[6] the land that comprises this park was first acquired in the mid-1940s. The park grew in size to 14 acres in 1998. The park features a recreation building, playground, ballfields, tennis courts and a picnic area.

A number of historic homes exist in what was Northwood Park (now the area where Edgewood Avenue and Lorain Avenue meet near North Four Corners Local Park). These include the Silver Spring 1939 World’s Fair Home (House No. 15 in the 'Town of Tomorrow') and the brick Tudor Revival Washington Gas Model Home that opened the 1938 building program in Northwood Park.[7]

History

Four Corners came into being as a residential neighborhood in the 1930s.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Four Corners neighborhood in Silver Spring, Maryland (MD), 20901 subdivision profile - real estate, apartments, condos, homes, community, population, jobs, income, streets". City-data.com. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Montgomery Blair High School". Mbhs.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  3. ^ "John Kelly - Answer Man: Art Deco Homes Cast in Concrete". Washingtonpost.com. 2006-12-31. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  4. ^ "Art Deco Style Sparkles in Silver Spring". Washingtonpost.com. 2005-08-20. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  5. ^ "National Register Listings in Maryland". Mht.maryland.gov. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  6. ^ "Parks & Facilities Directory - North Four Corners Local Park". Montgomery Parks. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  7. ^ http://blog.historian4hire.net/2010/10/01/ss-wf-home/#_edn1
  8. ^ "North Four Corners places and buildings collage | History Sidebar". Blog.historian4hire.net. 2010-12-30. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 


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