In 1888, Charlton joined five other businessmen to develop land along the B & O Railroad consisting of approximately 400 acres; 50 by 100 foot lots adjoining 50 foot streets laid out in an irregular pattern. They named this development Charlton Heights, after Benjamin Charlton. In the same year, the Charlton Heights Improvement Company (CHIC) was established. CHIC was created to attract white-collar workers from the city to this area. About two dozen, large Queen Anne and other Victorian-era style homes were built here.
After the demise of CHIC, Charlton Heights was renamed Berwyn Heights on April, 1896. The name Charlton Heights lives on in current land records.
Erected 2009 by Berwyn Heights Historical Committee.
Location. 38° 59.227′ N, 76° 54.661′ W. Marker is in Town of Berwyn Heights,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carrington Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington, Spa Spring & Gretta Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to the Luther Goldman Birding Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dervey Augusta Lomax (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greenbelt Park (approx. ¾ mile away); College Park Airport: “Oldest Continually Operated in the World” (approx. 0.8 miles away); College Park Airport (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Greenbelt Park (approx. 0.9 miles away).
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