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

72-09-39 Robert S. Nichols House

802 58th Avenue

 

—Historic Resource, Built c. 1908 —

 
72-09-39 Robert S. Nichols House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
1. 72-09-39 Robert S. Nichols House Marker
Inscription. The Robert S. Nichols House was one of the community's most beautiful and substantial houses. Built in 1908 by John F. Collins, who sold the house and two lots in 1909 to Robert S. Nichols. Nichols moved to Maryland from Texas, and worked in the U. S. Pension Office in Washington, DC. He settled with his young family in his new house on White Street (now 58th Avenue). He headed the Citizen's Committee which pursued and established a public school in Fairmount Heights, and served on the school building committee in 1912. Nichols worked toward the incorporation of Fairmount Heights in 1935. He was elected as the first mayor and served two consecutive terms. Robert Nichols died in 1960.

The Robert S. Nichols House is a two part frame dwelling. The main block is two-and-one-half stories with a hip roof. Attached to the north elevation is a two story hip roof wing inset from the principle east façade. The east entrance to the main block is sheltered by a porch with turned posts and jig saw brackets. There is a hip roof dormer in the east plane of the roof.

Funded By The Maryland Department Of Housing And Community Development
Sponsored By The Mayor And Town Council Of Fairmount Heights, 2016

 
Location. 38° 54.041′ N, 76° 55.016′ 
72-09-39 Robert S. Nichols House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
2. 72-09-39 Robert S. Nichols House Marker
W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 58th Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 802 58th Avenue, Capitol Heights MD 20743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Trammell-Taylor House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II (about 600 feet away); 72-09-29 World War II Monument (about 700 feet away); 72-09-17 Samuel Hargrove House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 72-09-33 Henry Pinckney House (approx. ¼ mile away); 72-09-38 Charity Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); 72-09-29 Fairmount Heights Elementary School (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
 
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72-09-39 Robert S. Nichols House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
3. 72-09-39 Robert S. Nichols House
Jig Saw Brackets image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
4. Jig Saw Brackets
Hip Roof Dormer image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
5. Hip Roof Dormer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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