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

72-09-41 Bungalow Row

62nd Avenue
Between Foote Street and Addison Road

 

—Documented Properties, Built Circa 1920 —

 
72-09-41 Bungalow Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
1. 72-09-41 Bungalow Row Marker
Inscription. In 1920, developer Robinson White built 19 small frame bungalows of identical form and style on Fairview (now 62nd Avenue). This area was the original Fairmount Heights Subdivision. These houses closely resembled the “Rosita” style of bungalows being produced by Sears, Roebuck and Company. These small bungalows illustrated the importance of mail order houses in developing the post World War I era and represented a significant trend in the development of Fairmount Heights. Each home had a hipped roof, central chimney, and a shed roof sheltering the three bay principle façade. Of the nineteen original houses, the following bungalows remain: 505, 509, 603, 606, 607 (converted to a church) 610, 611, 700, 709, 711, and 718.

Funded By The Maryland Department Of Housing And Community Development Sponsored By The Mayor And Town Council Of Fairmount Heights. 2016
 
Location. 38° 53.915′ N, 76° 54.685′ W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 62nd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 709 62nd Avenue, Capitol Heights MD 20743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 72-09-29 Fairmount Heights Elementary School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 72-09-38 Charity Hall
72-09-41 Bungalow Row Marker<br>709 62nd Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
2. 72-09-41 Bungalow Row Marker
709 62nd Avenue
(about 400 feet away); Misery (about 500 feet away); 72-09-42 Municipal Center Site (about 600 feet away); 72-09-36 Doswell Brooks House (about 700 feet away); The Masonic Lodge No. 92 / The Columbine Chapter No. 46 (about 700 feet away); 72-09-32 John S. Johnson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 72-09-33 Henry Pinckney House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
610 62nd Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
3. 610 62nd Avenue
Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church<br>607 62nd Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
4. Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church
607 62nd Avenue
708 62nd Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
5. 708 62nd Avenue
A “shotgun” style bungalow on 62nd Avenue.
700 62nd Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
6. 700 62nd Avenue
The Rosita image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
7. The Rosita
from Honor Bilt Modern Homes, Sears and Roebuck, 1921.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 24, 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 24, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on July 25, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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