Riverdale Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Town of Riverdale Park
Specialist firms in northern climates harvested and shipped ice by railroad and steamship to southern states like Maryland. Manufacturers patented, built, and sold ice boxes to city dwellers while farmers and rural households purchased large quantities of ice for long-term storage in icehouses. Government-supported rural electrification programs begun in the 1930s rendered the need for traditional icehouses, like this one, obsolete.
Location. 38° 58.176′ N, 76° 56.252′ W. Marker is in Riverdale Park, Maryland Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4439 Van Buren Street, Hyattsville MD 20782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ERCO and Calvert Homes (here, next to this marker); Riversdale Plantation (here, next to this marker); MacAlpine Farm (a few steps from this marker); Trolley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calvert Hills: A National Register Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Calvert Family Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eternal Tribute (approx. half a mile away); This Clock (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverdale Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 29, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.