Allman, William G. "Bethesda Park: 'The Handsomest Park in the United States'." Montgomery County Story 34 (August 1991): 165-76.
Annotation / Notes: Amusement parks, often owned by the same individuals who controlled public transportation, encouraged the spread of development. Bethesda Park, which only existed for about five years, played such a role in Bethesda.
Blumgart, Pamela James, ed.At the Head of the Bay: A Cultural and Architectural History of Cecil County, Maryland. Elkton, MD: Cecil Historical Trust, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: This beautifully illustrated book presents a history of the development of the county along with a history of its architecture, including house forms, methods of construction, and outbuildings, along with brief write-ups on 700 historic sites.
Annotation / Notes: Brunswick was a community tied together and given its identify by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. When the railroad left in the late twentieth century the town lost its identify and underwent a drastic change. It experienced a period of crisis where the whole concept of community was called into question.
Shomette, Donald.London Town: A Brief History. Londontown, MD: London Town Public House Commission, Inc., 1978.
Annotation / Notes: Londontown, located on the South River, was a very early example of successful town planning in Maryland. The community, however, did not have any long term success due to its economic base in the tobacco system.
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