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

72-09-29 World War II Monument

701 59th Avenue

 

—Historic Site, Erected 1946 —

 
72-09-29 World War II Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
1. 72-09-29 World War II Monument Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  The World War II Monument was erected to honor the citizens of Fairmount Heights who served in the armed forces during World War II. In the early years of the Fairmount Heights community, this small park was the property of the Reverend Joshua Barnes. The earliest Methodist worship services were held in his house on this site before construction of the Fairmount Heights Episcopal Church in 1911. The monument, together with the curved wall and grass park area, serves as an entryway into the town from Eastern Avenue. The monument stands in a triangular lot with benches and shrubs fronted by a curved section of brick wall. It was documented that on the south side plate was inscribed “in honor of the men who served in World War II/Erected in November 1946 by the Monument Committee.” The monument and the park were restored in 2012 and both are now protected by an established easement held by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
 
Location. 38° 53.947′ N, 76° 54.949′ W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker
72-09-29 World War II Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
2. 72-09-29 World War II Monument Marker
is at the intersection of 59th Avenue and 59th Place, on the right when traveling east on 59th Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is in a small park at the confluence of 59th Avenue, 59th Place and Veterans Monument Place. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 59th Avenue, Capitol Heights MD 20743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Trammell-Taylor House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 72-09-32 John S. Johnson House (about 600 feet away); 72-09-33 Henry Pinckney House (about 600 feet away); 72-09-39 Robert S. Nichols House (about 700 feet away); 72-09-35 Cornelius Fonville House (about 700 feet away); 72-09-42 Municipal Center Site (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
 
Categories. African AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
World War II Monument Park image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
3. World War II Monument Park
World War II Monument image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
4. World War II Monument
Capstone - World War II Monument image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
5. Capstone - World War II Monument
Veterans Monument Place<br>Formerly Field Place image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
6. Veterans Monument Place
Formerly Field Place
VFW 3626 is the Charles R. Drew Post in Landover.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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