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

Greenbelt

1937

 
 
Greenbelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2006
1. Greenbelt Marker
Inscription. Greenbelt was the first of three planned garden towns built and owned by the U.S. Government during the Administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was a "new deal" experiment in community planning, of note to urban planners throughout the world. The 885 original homes were built in a series of clusters. Joined by interior walks, and circling central business, civic and recreation facilities. Greenbelt was incorporated June 1, 1937 as the first Maryland city with council-manager government. In 1952 the residents of the community formed a cooperative and purchased most of the government-built houses. By 1954, the U.S. Government had sold all developed property and most vacant land. While many new neighborhoods are also included in the present city, the original planned community continues as a cooperative.
 
Erected by Prince George's County Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 59.813′ N, 76° 52.745′ W. Marker is in Greenbelt, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Southway north of Greenbelt Road (Maryland Route 193), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance ramp to southbound Baltimore Washington Parkway (State Route 295). Marker is in this post office area: Greenbelt MD 20770, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Greenbelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2006
2. Greenbelt Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenbelt Historic District (here, next to this marker); Community Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Greenbelt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eleanor Roosevelt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Swimming Pool (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roosevelt Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gas Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenbelt Homes Inc. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenbelt.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  History of Greenbelt, Maryland. On the Greenbelt CityLink site. (Submitted on March 16, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords. segregated housing
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Map of Greenbelt Adjecent to the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2006
3. Map of Greenbelt Adjecent to the Marker
Map of Greenbelt Adjacent to the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2006
4. Map of Greenbelt Adjacent to the Marker
Greenbelt Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2006
5. Greenbelt Historic District Marker
This historical marker is on the stone wall to the left of the map. It has its own page in this database.
World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 24, 2006
6. World War II Memorial
On Crescent Road between Gardenway and Southway.
World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs
7. World War II Memorial
In Memoriam, to the men of this community who made the supreme sacrifice while serving in the armed forces of our country in World War II. Erected by the Citizens of Greenbelt.
World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 24, 2006
8. World War II Memorial
Harry L. Bell, Jr. – Henry Bochner – Charles F. Burton – James F. Confair – Glen H. Soellner — William E. Eubanks – Sydney F. Friend – Herbert A. La Flamme – William P. Sommers – Paul Swartz — Carl Treiman – Robert Williams – J. W. Woodward – Fred L. Yeatts – Irvin C. Staples
Lest We Forget Korea image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 24, 2006
9. Lest We Forget Korea
Robert Pressler — Dedicated May 30, 1984. Greenbelt Unit #136 American Legion Auxillary.
Lest We Forget Vietnam image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 24, 2006
10. Lest We Forget Vietnam
William Lewis Kieffer, Jr. – Richard Aaron Skinner — Dedicated May 30, 1984, Greenbelt Unit #136 American Legion Auxillary.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,502 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on March 28, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on March 17, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 22, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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