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Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Greenbelt, Prince George's County, MD



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Location
Greenbelt vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-129
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N745).
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Fort Meade vicinity, Anne Arundel County, MD.
Significance: The federal section of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway was constructed to provide a dignified entrance to the nation's capital. The parkway also provided a new traffic artery that relieved congestion on U.S. Route 1 (Baltimore-Washington Boulevard). The parkway was constructed to connect federal installations, including Fort George Meade and the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (USDA), to the District of Columbia. The parkway was considered a vital defense road during World War II and the Cold War.

Subjects
Bridges
Transportation
Parkways


Related Names
National Park Service
Public Roads Administration
National Capital Park & Planning Commission
Delano, Frederick
Grant, Ulysses S.
Olmsted, Frederick Law
Albritton, Lee, Delineator
Cabeza, Ana, Delineator
Simandl, Tim, Historian
Duensing, Dawn, Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Rosenthal, James, Photographer
Dymek, Ana, Delineator
Matulac, Michelle, Delineator
Fernandez, Katalina, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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