Fairmount Heights in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Robert S. Nichols House
802 58th Avenue
— Historic Resource, Built c. 1908 —
The Robert S. Nichols House was one of the community's most beautiful and substantial houses. Built in 1908 by John F. Collins, who sold the house and two lots in 1909 to Robert S. Nichols. Nichols moved to Maryland from Texas, and worked in the U. S. Pension Office in Washington, DC. He settled with his young family in his new house on White Street (now 58th Avenue). He headed the Citizen's Committee which pursued and established a public school in Fairmount Heights, and served on the school building committee in 1912. Nichols worked toward the incorporation of Fairmount Heights in 1935. He was elected as the first mayor and served two consecutive terms. Robert Nichols died in 1960.
The Robert S. Nichols House is a two part frame dwelling. The main block is two-and-one-half stories with a hip roof. Attached to the north elevation is a two story hip roof wing inset from the principle east façade. The east entrance to the main block is sheltered by a porch with turned posts and jig saw brackets. There is a hip roof dormer in the east plane of the roof.
Sponsored By The Mayor And Town Council Of Fairmount Heights, 2016
Erected by Town of Fairmount Heights, Maryland. (Marker Number 72-09-39.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 38° 54.041′ N, 76° 55.016′ W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 58th Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 802 58th Avenue, Capitol Heights MD 20743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairmount Heights Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trammell-Taylor House (about 400 feet away); James F. Armstrong House (about 600 feet away); In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II (about 600 feet away); World War II Monument (about 700 feet away); Samuel Hargrove House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Municipal Center Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.