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Photo credit: D. Wagner, 05/2002
Oakenshawe Historic District
Inventory No.: B-5084
Date Listed: 12/18/2003
Location: Baltimore, Baltimore City
Category: District
Period/Date of Construction: 1890-c. 1926
Architect/Builder: Architects: Benjamin Flournoy and Parke P. Flournoy. Frederick E. Beall, Stanislaus Russell, Matthew G. Mueller, William B. Gerwig
Resources: 260 (254 contributing, 5 non-contributing)
Description: The Oakenshawe Historic District is a residential neighborhood in north central Baltimore, comprising 334 buildings which reflect its development during the period 1890-c. 1926. The neighborhood evolved in two stages on the 19th century Wilson estate, a forested tract whose terrain was gently rolling in the north and generally flat in the southern and eastern sections. After the Wilsons sold off a portion of the estate, a number of frame houses reflecting vernacular interpretations of the Victorian Gothic and Italianate styles were gradually built on the property; this first phase of growth is represented by houses dating from 1890 to c. 1910. The second stage of development began in the World War I era, when several developers transformed the property by constructing a neighborhood of brick rowhouses. The district is primarily characterized by these rowhouses, which were of the "daylight" type, constructed in the 1910s and 1920s. Their floor plan, innovative at the time of their construction, admitted natural light throughout the interior. Exterior treatment reflect the influence of the Colonial and Neoclassical revivals, with brick facades, multipane sash windows, and related traditional detailing. Five professional architects are known to have worked in Oakenshawe. The majority of the architect-designed houses are attributed to Benjamin Flournoy and Parke P. Flournoy. Frederick E. Beall and Stanislaus Russell, whose work is widely represented in a number of Baltimore neighborhoods, also worked in Oakenshawe. In 1923 several Colonial Revival rowhouses were designed by William B. Gerwig, and Matthew G. Mueller designed a number of Neoclassical Revival rowhouses at the same time. The development was substantially complete by c. 1926, and remains highly cohesive and retains a high degree of integrity. Significance: The Oakenshawe Historic District is significant for its association with the urban development of Baltimore beginning at the turn of the 20th century, and as an example of a type of residential subdivision which characterized the area in the period. Oakenshawe is distinctive among the early-20th century subdivisions in north Baltimore for its consistent architectural character. While a significant number of buildings survive to reflect the area's history through the first decade of the 20th century, the majority of houses in Oakenshawe reflect its development as a rowhouse neighborhood which began around World War I. These are attached houses of the "daylight" type, featuring an early-20th century plan innovation that allowed natural light throughout the building. Although the neighborhood is the creation of several unrelated developers, it exhibits a noteworthy consistency in building type, architectural style (predominantly Colonial or Neoclassical Revival styles), and in the quality of design and construction (reflecting the work of several capable local architects and builders).

District Resources (260) (254 contributing, 5 non-contributing)

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

AddressStatusResource Name and MIHP (if any)
3501 Calvert StreetC 
3503 Calvert StreetC 
3505 Calvert StreetC 
3507 Calvert StreetC 
3509 Calvert StreetC 
3511 Calvert StreetC 
3512 Calvert StreetC 
3513 Calvert StreetC 
3514 Calvert StreetC 
3515 Calvert StreetC 
3516 Calvert StreetC 
3517 Calvert StreetC 
3519 Calvert StreetC 
3521 Calvert StreetC 
3523 Calvert StreetC 
400 Calvin AvenueC 
401 Calvin AvenueC 
402 Calvin AvenueC 
403 Calvin AvenueC 
404 Calvin AvenueC 
405 Calvin AvenueC 
406 Calvin AvenueC 
407 Calvin AvenueC 
408 Calvin AvenueC 
409 Calvin AvenueC 
410 Calvin AvenueC 
411 Calvin AvenueC 
412 Calvin AvenueC 
413 Calvin AvenueC 
414 Calvin AvenueC 
415-417 Calvin AvenueC 
416 Calvin AvenueC 
418 Calvin AvenueC 
419 Calvin AvenueC 
420 Calvin AvenueC 
421 Calvin AvenueC 
422 Calvin AvenueC 
424 Calvin AvenueC 
426 Calvin AvenueC 
428 Calvin AvenueC 
430 Calvin AvenueC 
3408 Guilford TerraceC 
3409 Guilford TerraceC 
3410 Guilford TerraceC 
3411 Guilford TerraceC 
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3413 Guilford TerraceC 
3414 Guilford TerraceC 
3415 Guilford TerraceC 
3416 Guilford TerraceC 
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3429 Guilford TerraceC 
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3435 Guilford TerraceC 
3437 Guilford TerraceC 
3439 Guilford TerraceC 
3441 Guilford TerraceC 
3443 Guilford TerraceC 
200 Homewood TerraceC 
202 Homewood TerraceC 
204 Homewood TerraceC 
206 Homewood TerraceC 
208 Homewood TerraceC 
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212 Homewood TerraceC 
214 Homewood TerraceC 
216 Homewood TerraceC 
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222 Homewood TerraceC 
224 Homewood TerraceC 
226 Homewood TerraceC 
228 Homewood TerraceC 
230 Homewood TerraceC 
232 Homewood TerraceC 
234 Homewood TerraceC 
3400 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3401 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3402 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3403 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3404 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3405 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3406 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3407 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3408 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3409 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3410 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3411 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3412 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3413 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3414 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
3415 Oakenshawe PlaceC 
200 E. University ParkwayC 
202 E. University ParkwayC 
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234 E. University ParkwayC 
300A E. University ParkwayC 
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332 E. University ParkwayC 
334 E. University ParkwayC 
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344 E. University ParkwayC 
346 E. University ParkwayC 
348 E. University ParkwayC 
350 E. University ParkwayC 
352 E. University ParkwayC 
354 E. University ParkwayC 
3400 University PlaceC 
3401 University PlaceC 
3402 University PlaceC 
3403 University PlaceC 
3404 University PlaceC 
3405 University PlaceC 
3406 University PlaceC 
3407 University PlaceC 
3408 University PlaceC 
3409 University PlaceC 
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3410.5 University PlaceC 
3412 University PlaceC 
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3401 Barclay StreetC 
3403 Barclay StreetC 
3407 Barclay StreetC 
3409 Barclay StreetC 
3501 Barclay StreetC 
3503 Barclay StreetC 
300 Birkwood PlaceC 
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329 Birkwood PlaceC 
3430 University PlaceC 
3431 University PlaceC 
3432 University PlaceC 
3433 University PlaceC 
3434 University PlaceC 
3435 University PlaceC 
3436 University PlaceC 
3438 University PlaceC 
400 Venable AvenueC 
401 Venable AvenueC 
402 Venable AvenueC 
404 Venable AvenueC 
405 Venable AvenueC 
406 Venable AvenueC 
407 Venable AvenueC 
408 Venable AvenueC 
410 Venable AvenueC 
411 Venable AvenueC 
3407 Brentwood AvenueC 
3409 Brentwood AvenueC 
3411 Brentwood AvenueC 
3413 Brentwood AvenueC 
3415 Brentwood AvenueC 
3416 Brentwood AvenueNC 
3304 Barclay StreetNC 
3307 Barclay StreetNC 
3402 Brentwood AvenueNC 
3404 Brentwood AvenueNC 
412-414 Venable Avenue  

 

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