Let's begin with Indian Spring Highlands. This subdivision consists of Branch Drive, Bieber Place, and a few homes fronting Saint Lawrence and Brookmoor. The homes in this area were built between 1952 and 1960, with the ones on Bieber Place and the 300 block of Branch Drive predating the 400 block of Branch by several years (this is why the 400 block of Branch Dr has sidewalks, as many younger subdivisions do). There isn't much information about smaller subdivisions like these, but it's possible to piece together things like age and boundaries using property records and historic aerial images.
|Indian Spring Highlands. Click to expand. Base image from Google Earth.|
|Bieber Place in Indian Spring Highlands. Photo by the author.|
|Indian Spring Highlands in 1963. The newer homes on Branch Drive stand out due to their lightly colored roofs. Image from the US Geological Survey.|
|Indian Spring Knolls. Base image from Google Earth. Click to expand.|
|North Takoma Highlands. Image from Google Earth, Click to expand.|
|Warrenton Village. Image from Google Earth. Click to expand.|
|Colonials on Waterford Drive in Warrenton Village. Photo by the author.|
|Warrenton Village in 2015, from the same extent as the 1957 image.|
The final subdivision composing Woodmoor which wasn't built as part of Woodmoor is Franklin Knolls. Today, most of Franklin Knolls is inside the Beltway, but part of the subdivision is outside the Beltway. The subdivision is officially "Franklin Knolls Section 2", and it consists of the 400 and 500 blocks of Waterford Drive, as well as the end of Cherry Tree Lane from Waterford to the court. With over 70 homes, it is the third biggest subdivision in the neighborhood after Woodmoor and Indian Spring Village.
|Franklin Knolls. Image from Google Earth. Click to expand.|
|The 9800 block of Cherry Tree Lane in Franklin Knolls. Photo by the author.|
|Franklin Knolls and Warrenton Village in 1963. The roof color again reveals which homes are newer. Also note the lack of trees or any discernible vegetation around the newest homes. Image from the US Geological Survey.|