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Flower Theater Shopping CenterFlower Theater & Shopping Center - March, 2012

County Council designates Flower Theater a Historic Site

The County Council took action to designate the Flower Theater a historic site on the Master Plan for Historic Preservation.  This action was part of the Long Branch Sector Plan. A history of the Flower Theater and the attendant Flower Shopping Center is found here:

Flower Theater and Shopping Center, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties form

(Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties form, revised December, 2011)
Part 1 - Text
Part 2 - Pages 1-22
Part 3 - Pages 23-40

Flower Theater & Shopping Center, c1962

Flower Theater and Shopping Center, c1962 view, Shannon & Luchs, American University

Historic Preservation Commission Evaluation

On July 14, 2010 the Historic Preservation Commission held the continuance of their public hearing on the Flower Theater and Shopping Center and took action to recommend that: 1) the Planning Board add the Flower Theater and Shopping Center to the Locational Atlas, and 2) the resource be added to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation. The Commission, by unanimous vote, found that the site met four criteria for designation established in section 24A-3(b) of the County Code: (1)a. character, interest or value as part of the development, heritage or cultural characteristics of the county; (2)a. embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period or method of construction; (2)b. represents the work of a master; and (2)e. represents an established and familiar visual feature of the neighborhood, communityor county due to its singular physical characteristic or landscape.

The July 14, 2010 meeting was a continuance of a June 23, 2010 public hearing.

Staff Report to HPC, 7-7-2011
Staff Report to HPC, 6/16/2010
Research form (Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties form, June 2010)

Staff Contact

Clare Lise Kelly, Research & Designation Coordinator
Clare.Kelly@mncppc-mc.org
301-563-3400

Date of last update: December 30, 2013