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Photo credit: David Gibney, 02/1990
Potomac-Broadway Historic District
Inventory No.: WA-HAG-159
Date Listed: 12/12/1990
Location: Hagerstown, Washington County
Category: District
Period/Date of Construction: 1790-1940
Resources: 193 (188 contributing, 2 non-contributing)
Description: The Potomac-Broadway Historic District is located in the north downtown area of Hagerstown. It extends along North Potomac Street, the main north-south axis through Hagerstown, from the north boundary of the Hagerstown Downtown Commercial Core Historic District north to the Western Maryland Railroad tracks where the Oak Hill Historic District begins. It also extends along Broadway and North Avenues east to Mulberry Street. The district consists largely of a late 19th and early 20th century residential area with most buildings dating from 1870-1930. The lower portion of the district has urban houses and townhouses from the 18th and 19th centuries which show evidence of renovation during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the upper blocks of the district are large mansions set well back from the street. The first block of Broadway has large houses set back from the street, with modest duplexes and apartments in the second block. North Avenue has combined single family and duplex residences placed closely together but retaining the set back from the street. Major Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, American Foursquare, and vernacular urban expressions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Significance: The Potomac-Broadway Historic District has architectural and historical significance. The district has two main components: large upper-class suburban residences of the late 19th and early 20th century extending to more modest single family houses, duplexes, and apartments; and urban attached street-side buildings with mixed commercial and residential use. Together, these areas portray the growth and development of Hagerstown from the late 18th century as a rural county seat through its major commercial/industrial boom period from about 1880 to the 1930s when the town was the state’s second largest incorporated town. The upper portion of the district contains the homes of Hagerstown’s business leaders who either created or rode the tide of the economic boom to great prosperity. The lower portion of the district contains some of the few remaining buildings illustrating early Hagerstown as well as three and four story apartment buildings which represent the rapid population growth in the late 19th century. The district clearly reflects the city’s architectural sophistication with representation from many late 19th and early 20th century styles along with early residences and townhouses of the late 18th and early 19th centuries some of which were remodeled during the late 19th century.

District Resources (193) (188 contributing, 2 non-contributing)

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

AddressStatusResource Name and MIHP (if any)
235 N. Potoraac Street (MD 60)C 
229 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
201 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)CWA-HAG-054 -- Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church
300-302 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
306 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
310 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
314 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
318 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
322 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
328 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)CWA-HAG-140 -- Hagerstown Armory (Maryland National Guard Armory)
334 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
340-342 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
345 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
337 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
329 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
323 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
305 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
400 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
412 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
414 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
426-428 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
434 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
442 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
462 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
468 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
474 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
Oak Hill Avenue and Potomac StreetC 
479 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
473 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
465 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
457 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
449 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
441 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
433 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
425 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
417 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
405 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
640 Oak Hill AvenueC 
650-652 Oak Hill AvenueC 
658-660 Oak Hill AvenueC 
664 Oak Hill AvenueC 
672 Oak Hill AvenueC 
673 Oak Hill AvenueC 
669 Oak Hill AvenueC 
663 Oak Hill AvenueC 
653 Oak Hill AvenueC 
645 Oak Hill AvenueC 
639 Oak Hill AvenueC 
635 Oak Hill AvenueC 
629 Oak Hill AvenueC 
603 Oak Hill AvenueC 
704 Oak Hill AvenueC 
715-717 Oak Hill AvenueC 
711 Oak Hill AvenueC 
705-707 Oak Hill AvenueC 
703 Oak Hill AvenueC 
25-27 North AvenueC 
29 North AvenueC 
35 North AvenueC 
39 North AvenueC 
43 North AvenueC 
47 North AvenueC 
51-53 North AvenueC 
55 North AvenueC 
61 North AvenueC 
63 North AvenueC 
67 North AvenueC 
72-74 North AvenueC 
66 North AvenueC 
62-64 North AvenueC 
58 North AvenueC 
50-52 North AvenueC 
46 North AvenueC 
42 North AvenueC 
38-40 North AvenueC 
34 North AvenueC 
30 North AvenueC 
26-28 North AvenueC 
20 North AvenueC 
18 North AvenueC 
103 North AvenueC 
105-107 E. North AvenueCWA-HAG-098 -- Appenzellar House
111 North AvenueC 
113-115 North AvenueC 
117-119 North AvenueC 
121-123 North AvenueC 
125-127 North AvenueC 
129 North AvenueC 
133-135 North AvenueC 
145 North AvenueC 
140-142 North AvenueC 
136-138 North AvenueC 
132-134 North AvenueC 
128-130 North AvenueC 
124-126 North AvenueC 
122 North AvenueC 
118-120 North AvenueC 
114-116 North AvenueC 
110-112 North AvenueC 
100-108 North AvenueC 
143 BroadwayC 
137 BroadwayC 
133 BroadwayC 
129 BroadwayC 
123 BroadwayC 
121 BroadwayC 
117-119 BroadwayC 
113-115 BroadwayC 
111 BroadwayC 
105 BroadwayC 
101 BroadwayC 
104 BroadwayC 
112 BroadwayC 
114 BroadwayC 
118 BroadwayC 
122-124 BroadwayC 
130 BroadwayC 
132-134 BroadwayC 
136 BroadwayC 
142 BroadwayC 
67-69 BroadwayC 
63 BroadwayC 
57-59 BroadwayC 
53 BroadwayC 
51 BroadwayC 
45 BroadwayC 
43 BroadwayC 
39 BroadwayC 
33 BroadwayC 
29 BroadwayC 
25 BroadwayC 
19-21 BroadwayC 
16 BroadwayC 
18 BroadwayC 
20-22 BroadwayC 
24 BroadwayC 
28 BroadwayC 
106-108 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
110-112 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
114-116 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
120 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
122-128 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)CWA-HAG-043 -- W.O.W Building (Washington County Department of Social Services)
130-132 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
134-136 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
138-140 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
142-144 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
146-148 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
147-149 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)CWA-HAG-053 -- YMCA Building
131 N. Potomac Street(MD 60)CWA-HAG-046 -- John Wesley U.M. Parsonage (St. Paul's Ch. Parsonage)
129 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)CWA-HAG-044 -- John Wesley U.M. Church (St. Paul's M.E. Church)
119 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
115 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
111 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
109 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
204 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
206-208 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
210-212 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
216 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
218 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
220 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
224 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
228 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
230 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
232 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
232 1/2-238 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
242 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)CWA-HAG-056 -- Trinity Lutheran Church
245 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
243 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)C 
42 BroadwayC 
48-50 BroadwayC 
52 BroadwayC 
56 BroadwayC 
60 BroadwayC 
66 BroadwayC 
70 BroadwayC 
417-419 N. Locust StreetC 
421-423 N. Locust StreetC 
416-422 N. Locust StreetC 
410-412-414 N. Locust StreetC 
427 N. Locust StreetC 
429-431 N. Locust StreetC 
424 N. Locust StreetC 
428 N. Locust StreetC 
5 Maple StreetC 
715 Potomac AvenueC 
651 Potomac AvenueC 
North Avenue and Potomac StreetCWA-HAG-219 -- Spanish-American War Cannon
North Avenue and Potomac StreetCSpanish Cannon Park
239 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)NC 
36 BroadwayNC 
135 N. Potomac Street (MD 60)  
139 N. Potomac Creet (MD 60)  
105-107 N. Potomac Street (MD 60) WA-HAG-034 -- Junior No. 3 Fire Company Building

 

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