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

Duncanson Avenue

Historic Berwyn Heights

 

Town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 18, 2019
1. Duncanson Avenue Marker
Inscription.  Duncanson Avenue, currently known as Seminole Street, was named after Charles C. "Chas" or "C.C." Duncanson (circa 1846-1920). He was a lifelong resident of the District of Columbia and one of the six founders who formed the Charlton Heights Improvement Company (CHIC) on August 29, 1888. CHIC built more than two dozen homes in the area now known as Berwyn Heights.

Duncanson was a Mason, as well as, a prominent real estate agent and owner of Duncanson Brothers, an auctioneering company. In 1885, he was an active participant on a committee that planned and organized events for President-Elect Grover Cleveland's inauguration. He was also a member of a committee to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Capitol of the United States. His wife, Eliza H. (circa 1850-1924), initiated lunacy proceedings against him in 1903, whereby he was adjudged insane. For the next seventeen years, Duncanson was a regular resident of several hospitals including St. Elizabeth's Government Hospital where he died on March 27, 1920.
 
Erected 2010 by The Berwyn Heights Historical
Duncanson Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 18, 2019
2. Duncanson Avenue Marker
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Location. 38° 59.762′ N, 76° 54.667′ W. Marker is in Berwyn Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Seminole Street east of 60th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8811 60th Avenue, College Park MD 20740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Berwyn Heights Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waugh Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edmonston Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Keleher Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town of Berwyn Heights (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington, Spa Spring & Gretta Railroad (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Town of Berwyn Heights (approx. half a mile away); Carrington Avenue (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berwyn Heights.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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