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College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Holbrook House

City of College Park

 
 
Holbrook House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
1. Holbrook House Marker
Inscription.
The Holbrook House was built in 1927. It is a two-story, stucco-covered frame dwelling in the Spanish Mission style with a hip roof, decorative-shaped parapets, projecting bays and an open porch. It is an excellent example of a mail-order house and one of two examples of the Alhambra model from Sears Roebuck and Company known to exist in Prince George's County today. Interiors include oak moldings and brick mantels.

[Aside:]
[Image caption:]
Drawing from Houses by Mail,
Katherine Cole Stevenson & H. Ward Jandl,
The Preservation Press, Washington, DC, 1986.

Use of mail-order companies was one of the ways in which houses were constructed quickly and inexpensively. This advertisement for the Alhambra model from the Sears Roebuck and Company catalog describes the features of the 4-bedroom home.

 
Erected by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.
 
Location. 38° 58.858′ N, 76° 55.954′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on College Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4618 College Avenue, College Park MD 20740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Holbrook House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
2. Holbrook House Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Harrison Store/Trolley Stop Sweet Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Cory House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trolley Trail (about 700 feet away); Old Parish House (about 800 feet away); McDonnell House (about 800 feet away); Graham Cracker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taliaferro House (approx. 0.2 miles away); "From Stagecoach to Streetcar to Subway: A College Town Emerges" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
 
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Holbrook House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
3. Holbrook House
The Alhambra, No. 7090<br>“Already Cut” and Fitted<br>$2,414.00 image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. The Alhambra, No. 7090
“Already Cut” and Fitted
$2,414.00
From Honor Bilt Modern Homes, Sears and Roebuck, 1921.
Holbrook House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 28, 2018
5. Holbrook House
Curvilinear Dormer image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 28, 2018
6. Curvilinear Dormer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 134 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on May 31, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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