College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
City of College Park
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.
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
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 west of Rhode Island Avenue, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4618 College 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. Harrison Store (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 31, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.