Hyattsville in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Hyattsville National Historic District
City of Hyattsville
The success of the National Register nomination, begun by local citizens interested in preservation, led to forming of a preservation association, which remains active, and presents an annual Historic House Tour each May.
Twelve homes within the district are also designated historic sites under Prince Georges County Historic Sites and Districts Plan. As a group these homes represent a wide variety of architectural styles, including Stick (4110 Gallatin), Shingle (5011 42nd Avenue), Late Victorian Queen Anne (4100 Crittenden Street) and Italianate (5104 42nd Avenue). A pattern book home design available through a catalog distributed by R.W. Shoppell is among the properties designated as historic sites. (4106 Gallatin Street). Beginning in the 1920s, bungalows and craftsman style cottage house kits could also be purchased by mail from companies such as Sears and Roebuck.
A number of different developers worked in Hyattsville from 1880 to the 1930s, and evidence of their work remains extant in such areas as the 4100 block of Emerson Street (known as the Checkerboard Block). These modest homes with their fairly large lots and welcoming porches, were one of the reasons Hyattsville was recognized early on as a Good Place to Live and Work.
Location. 38° 57.156′ N, 76° 56.627′ W. Marker is in Hyattsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Gallatin Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is on the east edge of Robert J. King Park and the Mount Hermon Masonic Temple. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4200 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville MD 20781, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Route One, Our Hometown Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); The City of Hyattsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edmonston Veterans Park (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); The Remarkable Plummer Family Adam F. Plummer (approx. half a mile away); Riversdale (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indian Queen Tavern (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Washington House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hyattsville.
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