Riverdale Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Town of Riverdale Park
Charles Baltimore Calvert was a gentleman farmer supported by family wealth and professional pursuits. Although the farm supplied the family and its servants with a wide range of foodstuffs and services, by the time of Charles Calvert's death in 1906, the modern world was already encroaching on the property. Calvert's daughter Charlotte and her husband Thomas H. Spence, a dean at the nearby University of Maryland (the institution cofounded by her father), lived on this property from 1917 to 1934. In 1934 the Spence's leased MacAlpine to the Longfellow School for Boys. By then, most of the outbuildings, including the carriage barn,
Location. 38° 58.171′ N, 76° 56.252′ W. Marker is in Riverdale Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Van Buren Street and Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1). 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 Icehouse (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.
Also see . . . The History and Construction of Mac Alpine at College Park, Maryland. by Jack W. Phillips, Tau Beta Pi thesis, Dec. 13, 1934. (Submitted on May 30, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 30, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 2, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.