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

72-09-42 Municipal Center Site

The Site of the Original Town Hall and Municipal Center

 

—717 60th Place
Documented Property, Built 1942 —

 
72-09-42 Municipal Center Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
1. 72-09-42 Municipal Center Site Marker
Inscription. The Fairmount Heights Municipal Center was constructed as a fire hall; it later served as a health clinic, library, general meeting space and, most importantly, as the town hall. The lots on which it stood were purchased by the town between 1939 and 1941. Two citizens undertook the project to erect a building to serve both as a fire house and a meeting place. The main block was completed and in use by 1942. a fire engine was purchased and stored in the garage space on the first story; the second story was used as the town’s principal meeting space. The south wing was built in 1946. Offices were created for the mayor and council, the town clerk, and health and police departments. A health clinic was maintained in the building for several decades. In 1948 a library was established in the wing and was maintained for more than a decade. In the 1990s the town offices and meeting space were reestablished in the community center building in Sylvan Vista, and the Town of Fairmount Heights demolished the building.
 
Location. 38° 53.95′ N, 76° 54.804′ W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 60th Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capitol Heights MD 20743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Municipal Center Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
2. Municipal Center Site Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 72-09-38 Charity Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 72-09-29 Fairmount Heights Elementary School (about 400 feet away); 72-09-32 John S. Johnson House (about 400 feet away); The Masonic Lodge No. 92 / The Columbine Chapter No. 46 (about 400 feet away); 72-09-33 Henry Pinckney House (about 500 feet away); 72-09-41 Bungalow Row (about 600 feet away); In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II (about 700 feet away); 72-09-29 World War II Monument (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Municipal Center Site image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
3. Municipal Center Site
Fairmount Heights Municipal Center<br>In the 1980's image. Click for full size.
4. Fairmount Heights Municipal Center
In the 1980's
From the Historic Fairmount Heights Brochure.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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