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

72-09-38 Charity Hall

715 61st Avenue

 

—Documented Property, Built c. 1908 —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
1. 72-09-38 Charity Hall Marker
Inscription. Charity Hall, although drastically altered from its original form, is an important historic feature of the Fairmount Heights community. The main block of the building was constructed by the Fairmount Heights Mutual Improvement Company to serve as a public hall for religious, charitable, and social functions. The Mutual Improvement Company was organized by architect William Pittman. In 1908, the company purchased two unimproved lots on Chapel Avenue, now 61st Avenue and erected the main part of the building following Pittman's design. The building briefly housed the Fairmount Methodist Church and served as the public school until 1912. In 1924, two additional lots were purchased by Malkiah Charity, one of the original directors of the Mutual Improvement Company. The hall suffered serious damage by fire and was rebuilt in the 1960’s. In recent years, the building has been enlarged by both a tear wing and two asymmetrical additions.
Funded By The Maryland Department Of Housing And Community Development.

Sponsored By The Mayor And Town Council Of Fairmount Heights. 2016

 
Location. 38° 53.898′ N, 76° 54.77′ W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of 61st Avenue,
72-09-38 Charity Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
2. 72-09-38 Charity Hall Marker
on the right when traveling north on 61st Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 61st Avenue, Capitol Heights MD 20743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 72-09-42 Municipal Center Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 72-09-32 John S. Johnson House (about 400 feet away); 72-09-41 Bungalow Row (about 400 feet away); 72-09-33 Henry Pinckney House (about 400 feet away); 72-09-36 Doswell Brooks House (about 500 feet away); 72-09-29 Fairmount Heights Elementary School (about 500 feet away); 72-09-35 Cornelius Fonville House (about 600 feet away); The Masonic Lodge No. 92 / The Columbine Chapter No. 46 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
 
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Charity Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
3. Charity Hall
Front Door<br>Charity Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
4. Front Door
Charity Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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