Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: Roughly 50th to 56th Streets, Corby to Seward Streets

Year Built: 1926 to 1949

Architects: Oscar Bowles, Everett Dodds, Leo Dworak, George Fisher, Bert Hene, Reinholdt Hennig, Frederick Henniger, John Hyde, Jr., Birger Kvenild, Charles Rosenberry, Ernest Schreiber, Edward Sessinghaus, William Sype

Developer: Theodore Metcalfe

Style: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Revivals

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 12/30/2004

The Country Club Historic District, located northwest of downtown, represents an early 20th century planned residential community. The Metcalf Company developed the site, formerly a golf course and country club, by subdividing the land into plots for residences. The company followed the example of similarly planned communities of the day and arranged the lots along curvilinear streets. To ensure a cohesive appearance, the developers insisted on a degree of uniformity in home design. The resulting residences are predominantly single-family with some duplexes and apartment buildings also present. The common use of brick unifies the eclectic mix of buildings; many of which local architects or speculative builders designed in popular period revival styles of the day. A park and church dating from the same period add some diversity to the otherwise purely residential district.

National Register Nomination Document

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