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Montgomery County’s Newest Historic District Is Mid-Century Modern

Black and white photo of Mid Century Modern Style Furniture in a living room, including a sofa, two chairs, a fireplace, a coffee table and two side tables.

Congratulations to residents and champions of the Potomac Overlook Historic District, the first Mid-Century Modern historic district in Montgomery County and the first designated by the County Council since 2011. Not only does this designation reflect the importance of site development and land planning in creating communities respectful of the natural surroundings and topography, but the contemporary designs are outstanding, and multiple original owners were influential in local, state, and national affairs. 

The process of research and nomination, approvals, and ultimately voting by the County Council took nearly three years. The new historic district includes 19 houses that overlook the Potomac River.  Builder Edmund J. Bennett teamed with architects Keyes, Lethbridge, and Condon to develop this subdivision in the late 1950s. Congratulations to all concerned!   

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