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

Riversdale

 
 
Riversdale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 20, 2007
1. Riversdale Marker
Inscription. Site of the gates at the original entrance to Riversdale, or the Calvert Mansion. Built 1800–1803 by Baron Henri Joseph Stier of Belgium, as a wedding gift for his daughter Rosalie Eugenie who married George Calvert, June 11, 1799.
 
Erected by the Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 57.696′ N, 76° 56.361′ W. Marker is in Riverdale, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) and Oliver Street and Harrison Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riverdale MD 20737, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calvert Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town of Riverdale Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Plantation to Suburb; a Community Grows (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Clock (approx. mile away); Eternal Tribute (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverdale.
 
Regarding Riversdale. Oliver Street would lead right to the Riversdale Mansion three blocks east, if it were not interrupted by the railroad tracks. Queensbury Road, two blocks north, crosses
Riversdale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 20, 2007
2. Riversdale Marker
the railroad tracks at grade. The near by “Wecome to Riversdale” marker has more information and photos of Riversdale.
 
Also see . . .  Riversdale House History. (Submitted on April 24, 2007.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Riversdale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 25, 2013
3. Riversdale Marker
Riversdale Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 18, 2006
4. Riversdale Mansion
Oliver Street and Baltimore Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 25, 2013
5. Oliver Street and Baltimore Avenue
Today's Oliver Street was the driveway of Riversdale off of the Baltimore Washington Turnpike, today's Baltimore Avenue (Route 1). The Victorian houses along Oliver Street are among the oldest in Riverdale Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,680 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on August 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 21, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   5. submitted on August 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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