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

John S. Johnson House

612 60th Place

 

— Historic Resource, Built 1911 —

 
John S. Johnson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
1. John S. Johnson House Marker
Inscription.  The John S. Johnson House is a cross-gabled frame dwelling built on large lots or groups of lots in developing subdivisions of the early twentieth century. It was built in 1911 for John S. Johnson, who settled in Fairmount Heights a few years earlier and rented a house three blocks to the north of the present house. In 1908. Johnson worked as a Pullman porter and purchased from developer Clark, two unimproved lots on Addison Avenue (now 60th Place). Johnson later became the first president of the United Citizens of Fairmount Heights. The Johnson House is a two story wood-frame dwelling. It is distinguished by the decorative wrap around porch and its setting on a partially wooded corner lot.

Funded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Sponsored by the Mayor and Town Council of Fairmount Heights, 2016

 
Erected by Town of Fairmount Heights, Maryland. (Marker Number 72-09-32.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location.
John S. Johnson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
2. John S. Johnson House Marker
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38° 53.892′ N, 76° 54.854′ W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of 60th Place and Veterans Memorial Place, on the left when traveling north on 60th Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 60th Place, 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. Henry Pinckney House (a few steps from this marker); Cornelius Fonville House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charity Hall (about 400 feet away); The Original Municipal Center (about 400 feet away); Municipal Center Site (about 400 feet away); World War II Monument (about 600 feet away); In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II (about 600 feet away); Doswell Brooks House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
 
John S. Johnson House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
3. John S. Johnson House
60th Place and Veterans Monument Place image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
4. 60th Place and Veterans Monument Place
Field Place has been re-named Veterans Monument Place.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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