Architectural Significance of the First Lexington Park Community

Architectural Significance of the First Lexington Park Community (HM12F3)

Location: Lexington Park, MD 20653 St Mary's County
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N 38° 15.688', W 76° 26.899'

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The U.S. Navy developed Lexington Park to house the civilian workers who streamed into the area following the establishment of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Named for the storied carrier Lexington, it was the first planned community in St. Mary's County. Unlike any houses built here earlier, the concrete and brick duplexes with their slanted roofs and tall banks of windows were decidedly modern looking. The northern portion of the development, completed in 1943, was designed by the nationally recognized firm Kahn and Jacobs. Washington, DC architect Louis Justement designed the houses in the southern portion, which were completed in 1944 along with a small commercial and community center. This remaining house is a rare survivor of innovative civilian housing constructed during the World War II era.

Logos of: Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation and St. Mary's County Maryland, 1637

Photo caption:
Nicknamed the "Flat Tops," this single survivor from the original mid-1940s Lexington Manor developed features the side addition added to many of these homes during the 1960s.
Photo courtesy: St. Mary's County Government

This panel was funded by our Partners for Preservation:
Navmar Applied Science Corporation;
The St. Mary's County Board of County Commissioners;
And the Friends of the St. Clement's Island and Piney Point Museums
HM NumberHM12F3
Placed ByNavmar Applied Science Corporation & St. Mary's County Board of County Commissioners
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 373291 N 4235817
Decimal Degrees38.26146667, -76.44831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.688', W 76° 26.899'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 41.28" N, 76° 26' 53.94" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4700-46998 Rennell Ave W, Lexington Park MD 20653, US
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