Greenbelt

Greenbelt (HMRMB)

Location: Greenbelt, MD 20770 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 59.813', W 76° 52.745'

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1937

Greenbelt was the first of three planned garden towns built and owned by the U.S. Government during the Administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was a "new deal" experiment in community planning, of note to urban planners throughout the world. The 885 original homes were built in a series of clusters. Joined by interior walks, and circling central business, civic and recreation facilities. Greenbelt was incorporated June 1, 1937 as the first Maryland city with council-manager government. In 1952 the residents of the community formed a cooperative and purchased most of the government-built houses. By 1954, the U.S. Government had sold all developed property and most vacant land. While many new neighborhoods are also included in the present city, the original planned community continues as a cooperative.
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Placed ByPrince George's County Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 337273 N 4318110
Decimal Degrees38.99688333, -76.87908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.813', W 76° 52.745'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 48.78" N, 76° 52' 44.70" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 Southway, Greenbelt MD 20770, US
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