City and State: Baltimore, MarylandListed: 2001
Type of district: National Register Historic District
Major Intersection: St. Alban’s Way and Belvedere Avenue
The Greater Homeland Historic District in northern Baltimore was a project of the Roland Park Company, which was responsible for several of Baltimore’s premier suburban developments, beginning with Roland Park in the 1890s. The undertakings of the Roland Park Company were characterized by a comprehensive approach to all aspects of planning and construction, and an unfailingly high standard of quality in architecture and landscape design. The Company imposed deed restrictions that enabled it to both preserve public zones, and to monitor not only the design of the lots in the district, but also the houses built upon them.
The Homeland subdivision was created from a former farm purchased by the Roland Park Company in 1924. The houses – which number nearly 1,000 – exemplify a variety of early-20th-century revival styles and exhibit a consistently high degree of quality in their design and construction. In addition to the Homeland subdivision, the Greater Homeland Historic District also includes an area known as Old Homeland. This neighborhood of late-19th- and early-20th-century residential and commercial buildings developed on the eastern fringe of the Homeland subdivision.