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

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

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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.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N745
Survey number: HAER MD-129
Building/structure dates: 1942-1954 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1957 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1962 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1990-1996 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 2000 Subsequent Work





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