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Photo credit: D. Taylor, 2000
Greene Street Historic District
Inventory No.: AL-IV-A-164
Date Listed: 12/28/2005
Location: Greene Street , Cumberland, Allegany County
Category: District
Period/Date of Construction: 1820-1930
Resources: 45 (44 contributing, 1 non-contributing)
Description: The Greene Street Historic District is a 7-acre linear historic district along both sides of Greene Street on the west side of Cumberland. The topography of the district rises sharply along the northern boundary, where a steep hill leads to the area of the Allegany County Court House and Washington Street, east of the Greene Street Historic District. South of the district is the elevated National Freeway and Willis Creek. Greene Street itself rises gently from east to west. The district extends from a point near the intersection of Greene Street and Spruce Alley eastward to the area adjacent to Riverside Park, and contains 45 buildings, 37 of which are residential and 8 of which exhibit commercial design characteristics. Forty-four (98%) are of brick construction and one is built of wood. Two buildings are stuccoed and two are clad in artificial stone. One building's fa├žade has been altered with the application of a brick and artificial stone veneer, but its historic brick side walls and its original pattern of fenestration are intact. Most properties are two stories in height, with lateral or front-facing gable roofs. A few properties have shed roofs which slope from front to rear. Fenestration throughout the district employs double-hung sash units, generally set in flat-topped or segmental-arched openings characteristic of the Federal, Greek Revival, and Italianate styles of architecture which typify the district. Buildings of Italianate derivation exhibit cornices of wood, metal, and/or brick. The earliest buildings in the district are built in the Federal style, chronologically followed by buildings erected in the Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival styles, along with vernacular adaptations of each. Of the 45 buildings in the district, 22% predate the Civil War, 40% were erected between the late 1860s and 1900, and the remaining 38% date from the first three decades of the 20th century. Significance: The Greene Street Historic District is significant for its architecture, as a historic 19th and early-20th century residential neighborhood containing locally distinctive examples of many of the styles of architecture popular within the City of Cumberland during years between the second decade of the 19th century and the first three decades of the 20th century. The period of significance for the Greene Street Historic District begins c. 1820, the date of construction of the earliest of the district's resources, and runs through c. 1930, corresponding to the date of its most recently constructed resource. The district retains integrity in its physical qualities, associative values, design features, and specific aspects of construction which date from its period of significance.

District Resources (45) (44 contributing, 1 non-contributing)

From associated listing in National Register nomination form. C = Contributing, NC = non-contributing, blank = not evaluated.

AddressStatusResource Name and MIHP (if any)
37 Greene StreetCRiverside Building
43 Greene StreetCCatherine Keinhofer House
49 Greene StreetCJukes House
51 Greene StreetCJohn Keinhofer House
53 Greene StreetCJames Cook House
55-57 Greene StreetCKeinhofer Double House
59 Greene StreetC 
61 Greene StreetC 
63 Greene StreetCJohn D. Lippold House
65-67 Greene StreetCLippold Double House
69 Greene Street:CAL-IV-A-075 -- Mid 19th Century House
71 Greene StreetCAL-IV-A-074 -- Mid 19th Century House
75 Greene StreetCReinhard Store Building
79 Greene StreetCAndrew Kraft House
81 Greene StreetCPark Court Apartment Building
101-103 Greene StreetC 
105-107 Greene StreetC 
109-111 Greene Street:C 
117 Greene StreetC 
131 Greene StreetC 
203 Greene StreetCHenry J. Glick House
205 Greene StreetC 
207 Greene StreetC 
209 Greene StreetC 
202 Greene StreetCJohnston-Landwehr House
130 Greene StreetCCarscaden Store Building
126 Greene StreetC 
124 Greene StreetC 
122 Greene StreetC 
120 Greene StreetCMcCleary-Hoye House
Rear, 120 Greene StreetC 
118 Greene StreetCAL-IV-A-101 -- George Dent House, site
116 Greene StreetCAL-IV-A-072 -- Mid 19th Century House
114 Greene StreetC 
112 Greene Street (110-112 Green Street)CAL-IV-A-073 -- Mid 19th Century Double House
110 Greene Street (110-112 Green Street)CAL-IV-A-073 -- Mid 19th Century Double House
108 Greene StreetC 
102-104-106 Greene StreetC 
80 Greene StreetCIroquois Apartment Building
72 Greene StreetCCumberland Free Library Building
64 Greene StreetC 
60-62 Greene StreetC 
58 Greene StreetC 
50-54 Greene StreetC 
127 Greene StreetNC 

 

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