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

72-09-35 Cornelius Fonville House

602 60th Place

 

—Historic Site, Built in 1912 —

 
72-09-35 Cornelius Fonville House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
1. 72-09-35 Cornelius Fonville House Marker
Inscription. The Fonville House represents the foursquare houses popular in the early twentieth century. It was one of the largest houses during the early development of the Fairmount Heights community. It was built by Cornelius Fonville, who worked as a messenger for the Bureau of Engraving, Washington, DC and settled in Fairmount Heights with his wife and family. In 1912, the Washington Bee, Washington’s principle African American newspaper reported that the Fonville House was a fine eight room dwelling with a cellar, furnace, and all the modern improvements. Mr. Fonville was active in the Citizens’ Association of Fairmount Heights and was one of the leaders in the movement toward the town’s incorporation in 1935. The Fonville House is two-stories with a hip roof. The floor plan is square, three bays by three. Entrance is in the central bay at the main southwest façade, which is sheltered by a one-story porch. The original wood siding of the house is now covered with white vinyl siding and the original wood columns have been replaced by metal tracery supports

Funded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Sponsored by the Mayor and Town Council of Fairmount Heights, 2016

 
Location. 38° 53.853′ N, 76° 54.881′ 
Cornelius Fonville House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
2. Cornelius Fonville House
W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 60th Place north of Eastern Avenue Northeast, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capitol Heights MD 20743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 72-09-33 Henry Pinckney House (within shouting distance of this marker); 72-09-32 John S. Johnson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 72-09-38 Charity Hall (about 600 feet away); 72-09-36 Doswell Brooks House (about 600 feet away); William Sidney Pittman and Portia Washington Pittman House Site (about 600 feet away); 72-09-29 World War II Monument (about 700 feet away); 72-09-42 Municipal Center Site (about 700 feet away); In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
 
Categories. African AmericansArchitecture
 
Cornelius Fonville House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
3. Cornelius Fonville House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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