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

Sylvan Vista Baptist Church

1103 60th Avenue

— Documented Property, Built in 1925 —

 
 
Sylvan Vista Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
1. Sylvan Vista Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The first service of the Sylvan Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in July, 1925, under a brush harbor on this site. The church was organized with six Baptist believers in Christ. Deacons Earl Luckett, John Lane, William Lane, Ambrose Bryant, Mr. Daniel Luckett, and Mrs. Grace Luckett. September, 1925, the brush harbor was replaced with a small church building. December 20, 1925, the Sylvan Vista Baptist Church was recognized by the District Baptist Conference. The pastor Reverend Arthur Luckett was ordained on August 15, 1927. Since then, three buildings were erected on this site.

In 1944, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to meet with the citizens of Chapel Oaks. This one hundred and fifty acre development located on the North side of Fairmount Heights received funding from the federal government. There was no auditorium in Chapel Oaks. Mrs. Roosevelt spoke at Sylvan Vista Baptist Church.

Funded By The Maryland Department Of Housing And Community Development Sponsored By The Mayor And Town Council Of Fairmount Heights. 2016
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1925.
 
Location. 38° 54.222′ N, 76° 54.81′ W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of 60th Avenue and L Street, on the right when traveling north on 60th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1103 60th 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. Samuel Hargrove House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); James F. Armstrong House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Masonic Lodge No. 92 / The Columbine Chapter No. 46 (approx. ¼ mile away); Trammell-Taylor House (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Fairmount Heights Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert S. Nichols House (approx. ¼ mile away); Fairmount Heights Elementary School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
 
Sylvan Vista Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
2. Sylvan Vista Baptist Church Marker
Sylvan Vista Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
3. Sylvan Vista Baptist Church
Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
4. Cornerstone
Sylvan Vista
Baptist Church
Organized and Erected
April 1926 ^^^ Rebuilt 1954
Rev. A. Luckett, Founder
Let's Celebrate!<br>93rd Church Anniv.<br>July 8 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
5. Let's Celebrate!
93rd Church Anniv.
July 8
Eleanor Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, July 17, 2018
6. Eleanor Roosevelt
This 1946 portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt by Bernard Tadeusz Frydrysiak was loaned to the National Portrait Gallery by Ford and Marni Roosevelt.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on October 17, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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