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

Graham Cracker

City of College Park

 
 
Graham Cracker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
1. Graham Cracker Marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1963, the Graham Cracker is a group of seven sorority buildings constructed on the block bounded by Knox Road, Princeton Avenue, College Avenue, and Yale Avenue with a common landscaped courtyard and parking in the center. These two-and-a-half story buildings, designed in the Colonial Revival Architectural style, are clad in brick and feature varying roof types, gable and hipped dormers and entry porticoes. Today, these sororities are among the more than 30 university-related buildings in the Old Town neighborhood that serve as student housing.

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Photo courtesy University of Maryland College Park,
The Terrapin

The vacant parcel where the sororities stand today was used as a site for pep rallies from 1958 and 1963 and was given its name because the dirt-field area looked like a graham cracker.

 
Erected by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation
Graham Cracker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
2. Graham Cracker Marker
Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 38° 58.893′ N, 76° 56.133′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on College Avenue west of Hopkins Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4531 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 location. "From Stagecoach to Streetcar to Subway: A College Town Emerges" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The University of Maryland Is Deeply Rooted in History" (about 800 feet away); Holbrook House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harrison Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trolley Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); “On the Shoulders of Giants” (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rossborough Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); Cory House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
 
Phi Sigma Sigma House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
3. Phi Sigma Sigma House
Located at 4531 College Avenue, near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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