Glenwood–Brooklyn Historic District

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Glenwood–Brooklyn Historic District
Glenwood–Brooklyn Historic District is located in North Carolina
Glenwood–Brooklyn Historic District
Glenwood–Brooklyn Historic District is located in the United States
Glenwood–Brooklyn Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by W. Peace St., St. Mary's St., Wills Forest St., and Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, North Carolina
Coordinates35°47′36″N 78°38′45″W / 35.79333°N 78.64583°W / 35.79333; -78.64583Coordinates: 35°47′36″N 78°38′45″W / 35.79333°N 78.64583°W / 35.79333; -78.64583
Area63 acres (25 ha)
Built1905 (1905)
Architectural styleBungalow/craftsman, Colonial, Queen Anne
MPSEarly Twentieth Century Raleigh Neighborhoods TR
NRHP reference #85001672, 02000058 (Boundary Increase and Decrease)[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 29, 1985, February 20, 2002 (Boundary Increase and Decrease)

Glenwood or the Glenwood–Brooklyn Historic District is a historic neighborhood and national historic district located at Raleigh, North Carolina. The district encompasses 286 contributing buildings in an early-20th century streetcar suburb for working- and middle-class whites. Glenwood and Brooklyn were developed between about 1905 to 1951 and includes notable examples of Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and Bungalow / American Craftsman style architecture. The houses are predominantly 1 1/2- and 2-story frame dwellings.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 as Glenwood, with a boundary increase / decrease in 2002 to include the Brooklyn neighborhood.[1]

Since the 1980s, some large homes have become apartments, and other homes have been torn down, with new ones going up.[3]

On April 5, 2016, Raleigh City Council voted for the city's first streetside historic overlay district. Area residents had asked for the rezoning since 2014, hoping to prevent too much new development. In many cases, improvements, demolition, and new buildings will now require a detailed review.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ J. Daniel Pezzoni (August 2001). "Glenwood–Brooklyn Historic District (Boundary Increase and Decrease)" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  3. ^ a b Coiffi, Chris (2016-04-07). "Raleigh council gives Glenwood–Brooklyn historic designation". News & Observer. Retrieved 2016-04-07.

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