The Frederick Historic District
The City of Frederick is the home of one of the largest and best-kept Historic Districts on the East Coast. The Frederick Historic District, with about 50 square blocks of rich architecture and history, has received many awards, including The Great American Main Street Award in 2005. It was named one of the “Distinct Destinations” in 2002 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and was named one of “10 Great Neighborhoods” for 2010, by the American Planning Association (APA).
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The Frederick Historic District is a thriving center of over 80 specialty shops and several award-winning restaurants. The quaint city boasts a theater district and growing visual and performing arts area, with galleries and shows, the historic Weinberg Theater, and architecture styles from federal to art deco. Visitors will enjoy the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, as well as many nearby historic sites.
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Frederick’s Historic District
Frederick’s Historic District stretches from East Street to Bentz Street, and from 7th Street in the North to Maryland School for the Deaf. In the Historic section, you’ll see Federal style houses dating from the 18th century, many restored to their former splendor. (Map of Historic District)
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The revitalization that has been going on in Frederick City for the last 2 decades has made the downtown area a very desirable location. The Historical Society has done an excellent job of maintaining the integrity of our 18th and 19th century architectural heritage.
The Community Bridge: The Carroll Creek Linear Park was designed and built in response to the flood of 1972, inspired by Riverwalk of San Antonio.
“To create a creek side park through historic Frederick Maryland, providing unique opportunities for commercial, residential, cultural, and recreational development, enhancing the quality of life for the entire Frederick community.” (1991 Carroll Creek Master Plan)
The Park which runs the length of Carroll Creek from the top of Baker park to the other side of East Street, was a 20+ year project, which officially opened June 21, 2004. Some of the future plans include brick pedestrian paths, Sailboat Pond, additional water features, landscaping, benches and a bridge at Wisner Street. The last phase of the project is now underway. (2015)
The shopping in the Historic District is diverse and rich. On East Street, you can shop at Everedy Square and Shab Row, with anchor stores like Talbot’s, and Flights of Fancy. There are several unique gift shops and cafe’s. Ayshe Meze is a lovely Middle Eastern Restaurant with a beautiful patio for dining al Fresco. Find out more at Frederick Downtown Partnership.
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Frederick has many opportunities for the History buff. The Civil War Medicine Museum is at 48 East Patrick Street. Visiting Antietam National Battlefield is worth the drive if you are interested in Civil War Medicine.
The Historical Society at 24 East Church Street offers walking tours of historic downtown, and information about local Museums. A great overall website on Frederick County History is Discover Frederick MD.
At the western end of Baker Park you can visit the Schifferstadt Museum , a 17th century German colonial home.
Child Guide Magazine is a great resource for historic tours in the area for children. The Rose Hill Manor Park and Children’s Museum, on Market Street is a nice childrens history museum, with lots of special activities throughout the year.
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For more information on historical sites in Frederick:
- Frederick County Historical Society
- Frederick County Landmarks Foundation
- Frederick Tourism Council
- The Journey Through Hallowed Ground
- For National Register of Historic Places listings in Frederick,visit the Maryland Historical Trust.
- Frederick County Historic Preservation Commission
Homes For Sale in the Historic District
This is a sample, click on the link to see the entire list:
$379,990 : 9E 2ND ST, Unit 2B, Frederick2 beds, 2 full baths
$239,990 : 208 5TH ST, Frederick2 beds, 1 full bath
$265,000 : 314-320 BENTZ ST, Frederick5 beds, 3 full baths
$775,900 : 108 3RD ST W, Frederick5 beds, 3 full baths
$304,900 : 35 ALL SAINTS ST, Unit 116, Frederick2 beds, 2 full baths
$129,000 : 21 DEGRANGE ST, Frederick2 beds, 1 full bath
$129,000 : 19 DEGRANGE ST, Frederick2 beds, 1 full bath
$139,900 : 49 WINCHESTER ST, Frederick2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
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(all data current as of 2/28/2017)
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