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Four Corners is an area located in unincorporated Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. The U.S. Census Bureau defines Four Corners as a distinct census-designated place. Prior to the 2010 U.S. Census, it was defined as a part of the Silver Spring CDP.

Location

Four Corners is located in Silver Spring, one of the oldest suburbs of Washington, D.C.. Its boundaries are roughly Lorain Avenue on the northwest, Woodmoor Drive to the northeast and Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) to the south. It borders the neighborhoods of Sunset Terrace, Northwood park, Indian Spring Village, Franklin Knolls, Indian Spring Terrace and North Hills Sligo Park.

Landmarks

Montgomery Blair High School (MBHS), within Four Corners, is a public high school, named after Montgomery Blair, a lawyer who represented Dred Scott in his United States Supreme Court case and who served as Postmaster General under President Abraham Lincoln. The school is nationally recognized for its magnet program and Communication Arts Program (CAP).

The Polychrome Historic District is a national historic district in the Four Corners neighborhood. It recognizes a group of five houses built by John Joseph Earley in 1934 and 1935.

North Four Corners Local Park: the land that comprises this park was first acquired in the mid-1940s. The park grew in size to 14 acres in 1998. The park features a recreation building, playground, ballfields, tennis courts and a picnic area.

A number of historic homes exist in what was Northwood Park (now the area where Edgewood Avenue and Lorain Avenue meet near North Four Corners Local Park). These include the Silver Spring 1939 World’s Fair Home (House No. 15 in the 'Town of Tomorrow') and the brick Tudor Revival Washington Gas Model Home that opened the 1938 building program in Northwood Park.

History

Four Corners came into being as a residential neighborhood in the 1930s.

Coordinates: 39°1′12″N 77°0′47″W / 39.02°N 77.01306°W / 39.02; -77.01306


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