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Historial Apartment Complex

Title: Montgomery Arms Apartments

Description: Historic Art Deco apartment complex built in 1941. Example of pre-World War II apartment design.

Supplemental Information: Not single-family residential. Building is historical. Please reference Help -> Ineligible Wayspots and March 2019 AMA. Historical justification at and

Please be sure to closely review nominations whose real-world location appears to be within 40 meters of private, single-family residential property, and nominations whose real-world location appears to be in a neighborhood park. To be clear, nominations should be rejected if their real-world location appears to be on private, single-family residential property or might encourage people to go onto private property (e.g., because the real-world location is at the end of a private driveway).

From what I'm reading my nomination seems to qualify. This has been nominated twice and rejected twice. Am I wrong here in thinking my nomination qualifies as a wayspot?

Being an apartment this is not single-family residential property. From the same link a historical nomination would qualify.

High-quality nominations are those that help users discover and enjoy their community, such as:

A location with a cool story, a place in history or educational value.

-Interesting story behind the location/object

-Signboards with educational information

-Historical significance (apart from just being old)

The rejection reason has been:

The real-world location of the nomination appears to be on private residential property or farm.


  • SakoRUnited-PGOSakoRUnited-PGO Posts: 84 ✭✭✭

    I'd fail this pretty quickly

  • oscarc1-INGoscarc1-ING Posts: 366 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not sure what we are looking at here, there's nothing focused as the subject of the image.

    Are you nominating the buildings based on the architecture? If so, what's the significance of it? Pre-war isn't special. Who designed it? What makes it notable? Personally the buildings look very bland and generic, there's nothing notable here at all.

  • CurryTigre-PGOCurryTigre-PGO Posts: 7 ✭✭

    The focus is the site as a whole. Did you look at the links? One takes you to the city website which lists this as a historical site and the other is to the Maryland Historical Trust Determination of Eligibility Form which answers your questions in several paragraphs.

    I'm not trying to convince you that this site is historical. The city/state has already made the determination that it is. I nominated it because it's already listed as historical.

  • JSteve0-INGJSteve0-ING Posts: 516 ✭✭✭✭

    I would change the focus of the photos to the sign for the complex. You are still going to have to rely on reviewers looking at your supplemental info links because the buildings don't appear to be anything special on their own.

  • ThundurBuht69-PGOThundurBuht69-PGO Posts: 5 ✭✭

    @CurryTigre-PGO I am actually an architect major/ urban planning, I can tell you that buildings are amungst the most difficult things to nominate. I miraculously got a stanley tigerman building approved after my second try. Regaurdless of wether someone else thinks a specific piece of architecture is significant you should try to add more info on the architect and why art deco is cool (which I def. think it is) and what it means to the area where you live. I really do like your nomination.

    Honestly Give one of the entrances a try or something, I see that concrete one that looks like a good piece and symbol of art deco, you can clearly see a lot of the design elements that many architects used in many buildings.

  • djshari-INGdjshari-ING Posts: 70 ✭✭✭

    I agree try an entrance. I got one approved and I used the main entrance because you could see the name in stone over the door as well as some of the brickwork. I also included the type of architecture in the description and some history.

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