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

72-09-36 Doswell Brooks House

6107 Foote Street

 

—Historic Resources, Built 1928 —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
1. 72-09-36 Doswell Brooks House Marker
Inscription. The Doswell Brooks House was built in 1928 in the Mount Wisener subdivision of Fairmount Heights; the third subdivision to be platted in the community. It was built for Doswell and Anita Brooks. The house is a small bungalow, representative of a dwelling type that was popular between World War I and II. The Brooks House is one-and-one-half stories high, with a hip roof, and wood frame construction. Centered in the principal plane of the roof is a small hip roof dormer that encloses two narrow windows. The original wood siding is now covered with synthetic yellow siding. The entrance is centered in the northwest façade, sheltered by a screened porch.

Doswell Brooks was active in the Prince George’s County school system; he served as Supervisor of Colored Schools beginning in 1922, and in 1956 was appointed as the first African American member of the Board of Education. He also served as a member of the Fairmount Heights Town Council and as Mayor of the town form 1955 until shortly before his death in 1968.

Funded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Sponsored by the Mayor and Town Council of Fairmount Heights, 2016
 
Location. 38° 53.821′ N, 76° 54.762′ W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince
72-09-36 Doswell Brooks House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
2. 72-09-36 Doswell Brooks House Marker
George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Foote Street and 62nd Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Foote Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6107 Foote Street, Capitol Heights MD 20743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Sidney Pittman and Portia Washington Pittman House Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 72-09-38 Charity Hall (about 500 feet away); 72-09-33 Henry Pinckney House (about 600 feet away); 72-09-35 Cornelius Fonville House (about 600 feet away); 72-09-32 John S. Johnson House (about 600 feet away); 72-09-41 Bungalow Row (about 700 feet away); 72-09-42 Municipal Center Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); 72-09-29 Fairmount Heights Elementary School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
 
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By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
3. Doswell Brooks House
 
 
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