As it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, New Mark Commons in Rockville was listed on Aug. 1 in the National Register of Historic Places. A planned community of detached houses and townhouses in Rockville, New Mark Commons was designed by Keyes, Lethbridge & Condon and developed by Edmund J. Bennett between 1967 and 1973. “The development represents the culmination of Bennett’s extensive career in community-building in the suburban Washington, DC region and reflects the influence of the New Towns movement, incorporating open space and recreational amenities such as a clubhouse, pool, and lake,” the National Register submission says. “Buildings share a human scale and common design elements, curvilinear streets link the community’s cul-de-sacs, and pedestrian and bicycle paths meander among mature trees.” The same team was responsible for Carderock Springs in Bethesda, which is also listed on the National Register.
Month: August 2017
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Save the date of Oct. 7, 2017, for Docomomo DC‘s annual fall Tour Day. This year’s lecture and tour, Rediscovering Brutalism: Understanding DC’s Concrete Architecture, will focus on Washington’s brutalist architecture, including Harry Weese’s design for Metro, which will be used as part of the tour. Registration and more information will be available in early September. Docomomo US is a 27-year old non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.