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Photo credit: Ronald L. Andrews, 01/1977
South Prospect Street Historic District
Inventory No.: WA-HAG-087
Date Listed: 10/1/1979
Location: S. Prospect Street , Hagerstown, Washington County
Category: District
Period/Date of Construction: 1832-c. 1916
Resources: 58 (6 contributing, 0 non-contributing)
Description: South Prospect Street is a 19th and early 20th century residential neighborhood which was once the address of many of Hagerstown's leading citizens. Located along the crest of a hill to the southwest of Public Square, the street stretches for three blocks from Washington Street south to Park Circle and is lined with more than 50 structures representing America's varied and strong architectural heritage. The domestic and ecclesiastical buildings along the tree shaded avenue express a uniformity of quality and scale which ties South Prospect Street into an important streetscape. Significance: It is the variety of architectural styles represented and the juxtaposition of the examples to one another that gives South Prospect Street its strongest and most significant character. The styles represented range from the Neoclassical of the early 19th century to the classical revivals of the early 20th century. Other styles include Gothic, Italianate, Second Empire, and Queen Anne. Not a part of the original plan of Hagerstown, South Prospect Street is said to have been opened in 1832 by William D. Bell. The north section of the street between Washington and Antietam Streets was a part of the Mount Prospect or Rochester tract which was bounded approximately by the present Washington, Prospect, Antietam, and Walnut Streets. Bell divided the property into lots and widened a small alley into the present street. The first house erected on South Prospect Street is believed to be the southern 2/3 of the building standing at number 43, a masonry structure renovated and enlarged in the Colonial Revival style about the turn of the 20th century. Now demolished, Mount Prospect was a late 18th century house which was once the home of Nathaniel Rochester, a prominent Hagerstown citizen and banker and the person for whom Rochester, New York, was named.

District Resources (58) (6 contributing, 0 non-contributing)

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

AddressStatusResource Name and MIHP (if any)
S. Prospect Street over Antietam StreetCWA-HAG-220 -- Bridge (SHA WH3110, WH 31)
163 W. Washington Street CWA-HAG-136 -- First Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown
18 S. Prospect StreetCWA-HAG-136 -- First Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown Parsonage
101 S. Prospect Street CWA-HAG-234 -- St. John's Episcopal Church
109 S. Prospect StreetCWA-HAG-234 -- St. John's Episcopal Church Parsonage
217-219 S. Prospect StreetC 
31 S. Prospect Street Women's Club Building
137 S. Prospect Street  
37 S. Prospect Street  
43 S. Prospect Street  
113 S. Prospect Street  
131 S. Prospect Street  
138 S. Prospect Street  
120 S. Prospect Street  
170 S. Prospect Street  
151 S. Prospect Street  
157 S. Prospect Street  
169-171 S. Prospect Street  
203 S. Prospect Street  
30 S. Prospect Street  
178 S. Prospect Street  
202 S. Prospect Street  
102 S. Prospect Street  
118 S. Prospect Street  
128 S. Prospect Street  
181 S. Prospect Street  
265-267 S. Prospect Street  
269-271 S. Prospect Street  
102 S. Prospect Street  
158 S. Prospect Street  
175 S. Prospect Street  
216 S. Prospect Street  
221 S. Prospect Street  
222 S. Prospect Street  
226-228 S. Prospect Street  
231-233 S. Prospect Street  
235 S. Prospect Street  
241 S. Prospect Street  
251 S. Prospect Street  
257 S. Prospect Street  
261 S. Prospect Street  
264 S. Prospect Street  
121-125 S. Prospect Street  
247 S. Prospect Street  
112 S. Prospect Street  
213 S. Prospect Street  
276 S. Prospect Street  
278 S. Prospect Street  
252 S. Prospect Street  
208 S. Prospect Street  
140 S. Prospect Street  
154-156 S. Prospect Street  
43 S. Prospect Street  
163-165 S. Prospect Street  
169 S. Prospect Street  
248 S. Prospect Street  
227-229 S. Prospect Street  
265-267 S. Prospect Street  

 

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