College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Harrison Store/Trolley Stop Sweet Shop
City of College Park
These two structures, built circa 1910 in the Colonial Revival style, represent the first commercial resources in the neighborhood. Both buildings were apartments with ground floor commercial space. The store drew its customers from riders of the trolley line that linked College Park and other nearby towns with downtown Washington. Today, the site retains neighborhood commercial zoning and continues to have a mix of uses.
Photo courtesy College Park Planning Department
Commercial development is now concentrated along US Route 1 or Baltimore Avenue formerly known as the Washington-Baltimore Turnpike. White's Store, located at the intersection of College Avenue and Baltimore Avenue, was torn down around 1938 to make way for a new shopping center.
Erected by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.
Location. 38° 58.85′ N, 76° 55.914′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on College Avenue west of Dartmouth Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4624 College Avenue, College Park MD 20740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Holbrook House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cory House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McDonnell House (about 600 feet away); Old Parish House (about 600 feet away); Trolley Trail (about 600 feet away); Taliaferro House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Graham Cracker (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of College Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
Categories. • Architecture • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 31, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.