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Historical Markers and War Memorials in College Park, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Prince George's County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Prince George s County, MD (528) Anne Arundel County, MD (436) Calvert County, MD (153) Charles County, MD (144) Howard County, MD (132) Montgomery County, MD (578) Washington, DC (2031) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (301) Fairfax County, VA (499)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(528) Prince George's County (528)  AnneArundelCounty(436) Anne Arundel County (436)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  CharlesCounty(144) Charles County (144)  HowardCounty(132) Howard County (132)  MontgomeryCounty(578) Montgomery County (578)   D.C.(2031) Washington (2031)  (301) Alexandria (301)  FairfaxCounty(499) Fairfax County (499)
College Park is in Prince George's County
    Prince George's County (528)
    Anne Arundel County (436)
    Calvert County (153)
    Charles County (144)
    Howard County (132)
    Montgomery County (578)
    Washington, D.C. (2031)
    Alexandria, Virginia (301)
    Fairfax County, Virginia (499)
 
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1Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — "From Stagecoach to Streetcar to Subway: A College Town Emerges"City of College Park — Anacostia Trails Heritage Area —
College Park was incorporated by referendum in 1945. However, the city’s origin goes back much further. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, College Park began to emerge from farmland both as a transportation hub and as a center . . . Map (db m71860) HM
2Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — "May Peace Prevail on Earth" — University of Maryland —
Spoken in the many languages of the University of Maryland, this was our collective prayer on September 12, 2001 when thousands gathered with flowers on McKeldin Mall to mourn the loss of innocent lives at the Pentagon, the World Trade Center, and . . . Map (db m65179) HM
3Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — "The University of Maryland Is Deeply Rooted in History"City of College Park — Anacostia Trails Heritage Area —
From its pre-Civil War roots as the state’s first agricultural college and one of America’s original land grant institutions, the University of Maryland has emerged as a public research university of national stature, highly regarded for its broad . . . Map (db m13160) HM
4Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — “On the Shoulders of Giants”
This memorial garden was commissioned the 14th of April, 1998 and is dedicated to our African American ancestors who have constructed, educated, served and contributed to the University of Maryland. African Americans – both enslaved and . . . Map (db m55043) HM
5Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Calvert Hills: A National Register Historic DistrictCity of College Park“ATHA” Anacostia Trails Heritage Area
The Calvert Hills neighborhood, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in December of 2003, is an example of the residential development that occurred on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. during the early 20th Century. Calvert . . . Map (db m71859) HM
6Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Agricultural Experiment Station
First headquarters of The University of Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station placed here on the occasion of the station's centennial March 3, 1988Map (db m115096) HM
7Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Airmail
In May 1918, the first U.S. Airmail was inaugurated using Army pilots and planes. Three months later, the Post Office Department took over the operations and started the first postal airmail service from College Park on August 12, 1918. Max Miller . . . Map (db m115073) HM
8Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Architectural History of the Maryland Agricultural College
The College Park Campus began on this hilltop. In 1856, Charles Benedict Calvert of Riversdale gave 420 acres for the founding of Maryland Agricultural College. The original College building was the Barracks, a beautiful six-story gothic structure . . . Map (db m9772) HM
9Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Army Aviation School
The first Army Aviation School set up operations at the airfield in 1911, with 5 new aeroplanes (2 Wrights, 2 Curtiss, 1 Burgess-Wright) and 4 hangars adjacent to the road. Several of the civilian hangars had to be relocated to be in line with . . . Map (db m115071) HM
10Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Blair Lee III(1916-1985)
Acting Governor, State of Maryland, 1977-1979 Member of the University of Maryland Board of Regents, 1980-1985 A public servant of unrivaled integrity, dedication, and sound judgment, Blair Lee III served the people of the State of Maryland . . . Map (db m48145) HM
11Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Calvert Hall
In honor of Charles B. Calvert Born August 20, 1808 Died May 12, 1864 through whose efforts was established the Maryland Agricultural College, the first college in America chartered expressly for agricultural experimentation and . . . Map (db m14610) HM
12Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Chemistry CourtyardSpring 2006
On the occasion of his retirement, the development of this courtyard is dedicated to Mr. Kevin Brown and the men and women of the Department of Building and Landscape Services who helped it grow. For more than 30 years Mr. Brown played a key . . . Map (db m115255) HM
13Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — City of College Park
Welcome to the City of College Park The city is perhaps best known as home to the flagship campus of the University of Maryland. More surprising is that a significant chapter in early aviation history began here in 1909 at the world's oldest . . . Map (db m5740) HM
14Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Clarence Mitchell, Jr.(1911 - 1984) — Member of the University of Maryland Board of Regents 1982-1984 —
Affectionately known as the "101st Senator" of the United States of America, Clarence Mitchell, Jr. was an effective proponent of civil rights. A shrewd political strategist and an artful orator and parliamentarian. His contributions to the state . . . Map (db m23360) HM
15Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Class of 2002Senior Class Gift — Moments in Time: A Milestone Year —
Class of 2002 Senior Class Gift University of Maryland 1856 Moments In Time: A Milestone Year "If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two imposters just the same; If you can fill the unforgiving . . . Map (db m132904) HM
16Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — College Park Airport"Oldest Continually Operated in the World" — First Military Airfield in the United States —
The following notable events occurred on this airfield: • 1907 – Early aeronautical experiments by Rex Smith and others • 1908 – Oct. 8, Wilbur Wright instructed first flying officers of the Signal Corps, U.S. Army • 1909 – . . . Map (db m61870) HM
17Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — College Park AirportFirst Military Airport In The United States
The following notable events occurred on this airfield 1909 - Wilbur Wright instructed first flying officers of Signal Corps, U. S. Army 1911 - First Army flying school established here First bombsite tested from an aircraft 1912 - . . . Map (db m115074) HM
18Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — College Park War Memorial
Panel 1: This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of the United States of America - Veterans and Volunteers - who gave of themselves so that the principles of Justice, Freedom, and Democracy might be preserved 30 May 1993 . . . Map (db m65665) WM
19Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Cory HouseCity of College Park
The Cory House, built in 1891, was one of the first houses built in the 1889 Johnson and Curriden's subdivision of College Park. A rear addition was built in 1925. The structure is a two-and-a-half story frame house with well-defined pediments and . . . Map (db m115077) HM
20Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Dervey Augusta Lomax1925 – 2008 — [Lake Artemesia - Lakeland] —
On this site was the boyhood home of Dervey Augusta Lomax, first Mayor of African American ancestry in the City of College Park from 1973-1975. This site was part of the residential/business Lakeland community prior to the creation of Lake . . . Map (db m115132) HM
21Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Detachment 330 and Arnold Air Society Veterans Memorial
To all men and women who have served in our armed forces past, present, and future Detachment 330 and Arnold Air Society dedicate this site.Map (db m151098) WM
22Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Engineering 100Maryland Engineers - Designing Tomorrow Today: 1894-1994 — University of Maryland at College Park —
[south face:] Engineering 100 Maryland Engineers - Designing Tomorrow Today: 1894-1994 University of Maryland at College Park [east face:] Important Milestones 1894 – 1944 1894 - Mechanical Engineering . . . Map (db m44928) HM
23Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Family, Church and Community in Lakeland
A closely knit all-black community of 150 families, Lakelanders developed strong familial, community and religious structures. Clubs and organizations provided avenues for social interaction and expressions of community. Lakeland's churches . . . Map (db m115133) HM
24Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Founders’ Gateway
(Right Tablet) Erected in honor of those through whose contributions was established The Maryland Agricultural College (list of names) (Left Tablet) The University of Maryland The Maryland Agricultural College was founded on this campus . . . Map (db m167) HM
25Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Frederick Douglass1818-1895
[Front:] Frederick Douglass 1818-1895 [Left:] Abolitionist, Suffragist, Labor Leader [Back:] Statesman, Diplomat, Founding Father of the Second American Republic [Right:] Orator, . . . Map (db m115285) HM
26Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — General Aviation
In 1910, civilian aviator and inventor Rex Smith came to the airfield. He started the Rex Smith Aeroplane Company and built a hangar on the field. In 1911, they were joined by the National Aeroplane Company (NACO), which was formed to give . . . Map (db m115072) HM
27Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Graham CrackerCity of College Park
Built circa 1963, the Graham Cracker is a group of seven sorority buildings constructed on the block bounded by Knox Road, Princeton Avenue, College Avenue, and Yale Avenue with a common landscaped courtyard and parking in the center. These . . . Map (db m115082) HM
28Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Harrison StoreTrolley Stop Sweet Shop — City of College Park —
These two structures, built circa 1910 in the Colonial Revival style, represent the first commercial resources in the neighborhood. Both buildings were apartments with ground floor commercial space. The store drew its customers from riders of the . . . Map (db m115078) HM
29Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Holbrook HouseCity of College Park
The Holbrook House was built in 1927. It is a two-story, stucco-covered frame dwelling in the Spanish Mission style with a hip roof, decorative-shaped parapets, projecting bays and an open porch. It is an excellent example of a mail-order house . . . Map (db m115081) HM
30Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — In Honor and RemembranceEast Garden
The garden's three masonry benches and fountain pedestal were originally part of a Remembrance Garden located near St. Mary's Hall. Formerly named Margaret Brent Hall, St. Mary's Hall was the first campus residence hall planned and constructed . . . Map (db m151099) HM
31Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — It's A Bird, A Plane, An Airport?!College Park Airport, College Park, MD
You are looking out over College Park Airport, the oldest continuously operating airport in the world! The story begins in 1909 when Wilbur Wright, of the Wright Brothers fame, taught two U.S. Army officers how to fly here. The Army selected this . . . Map (db m179463) HM
32Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Juan Ramón Jiménez — (1881-1958) —
Spanish Poet, 1956 Nobel Laureate Member of the former Department of Foreign Languages of the University of Maryland (1943-1951) “This is my liberty: smelling the rose, Cutting the cold water with my crazy hand, . . . Map (db m61308) HM
33Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Lakeland at the Beginning
Land developer Edwin Newman surveyed, mapped and developed what is now known as the community of Lakeland. The town was built on the banks of Lake Artemesia, a man made "beautiful lake which is to form a delightful feature of its [Lakeland's] . . . Map (db m115134) HM
34Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Leo Van Munching
Leo Van Munching, Jr. was born on April 7, 1926 in Rotterdam, Holland. Following his military career from 1944-1946, Mr. Van Munching enrolled at the University of Maryland at College Park, and graduated in 1950 from the College of Business and . . . Map (db m54385) HM
35Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — McDonnell HouseCity of College Park
The McDonnell House was built in 1896 by Henry B. McDonnell as a 2½-story, cross-gabled frame house with wraparound porch, ornamental gable shingles and slate roof. It is a good example of simplified Queen Anne-style domestic architecture. A . . . Map (db m115076) HM
36Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Michael SingerHealing Garden, 2002 — Granite, Concrete, Bronze, Vegetation, Water Soil —
The Healing Garden consists of a series of low granite walls, benches and water elements set within the landscape of the building's courtyard. One of the water elements integrates a series of textured granite and bronze runnels that vary the sound . . . Map (db m115068) HM
37Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Millard E. Tydings1890 - 1961
This Building is Named in Memory of Millard E. Tydings 1890 - 1961 Distinguished Public Servant and Friend of Education Alumnus of the University Decorated Officer, World War I Speaker of the House of Delegates State Senator Member of the House . . . Map (db m37315) HM
38Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Morrill HallUniversity of Maryland
Built in 1898, Morrill Hall is named for Senator Justin Morrill who introduced legislation (in 1861) leading to the creation of a system of land grant colleges, of which the University of Maryland is a member. The building survived a devastating . . . Map (db m21915) HM
39Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Old Parish HouseCity of College Park
Built in 1817, the Old Parish House originally served the Calvert Mansion as a dairy barn and is one of only two surviving outbuildings from the Riversdale Estate. It is one-story high with a gable roof, segmentally arched windows and side walls . . . Map (db m115075) HM
40Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Omicron Delta Kappa
[West end, left plaque:] Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, was founded at Washington and Lee University in 1914. Sigma Circle at the University of Maryland College Park was founded in 1927. Its purpose is to . . . Map (db m115089) HM
41Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Origins of Lake Artemesia
In 1890, the land we know today as the Lake Artemesia Natural Area, did not have a large lake, but included several small natural ponds that were used to raise goldfish. Artemesia N. Dref inherited the land from her father, and in 1972, she donated . . . Map (db m115131) HM
42Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Patrick ZentzWind (An Environmental Ensemble), 2008 — Mixed Media: wood metal and percussion instruments —
Three works of art have been created to translate wind into sound. Using temperature changes and wind, these instruments create continually changing aural patterns. These instruments respond to subtleties in wind velocity and turbulence with many . . . Map (db m115067) HM
43Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — R. Lee Hornbake Library — Hornbake Plaza —
Panel 1: R. Lee Hornbake Library Professor of Industrial Education 1947-1979 Dean of the Faculty 1957-1960 Vice President for Academic Affairs 1960–1979 Our American tradition of freedom and justice, of respect for . . . Map (db m72027) HM
44Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Site of Maryland's First State Tree Nursery, 1914-1950
In 1914, the University of Maryland, originally the Maryland Agricultural College, donated this land to establish the first state nursery. Fred W. Bosley, student of Gifford Pinchot (father of American Forestry), brought tree nursery science to . . . Map (db m61020) HM
45Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Site of Rhodes’ Tavern
Lieutenant-General George Washington “dined at Rhodes” December 18, 1798, on his last journey from Philadelphia to Mount Vernon.Map (db m2982) HM
46Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Taliaferro HouseCity of College Park
The Taliaferro House was built circa 1893. This photograph depicts the house in 1932. It was clad with asbestos shingles in the 1960's. Architectural features of this simplified Queen-Anne style house include a wraparound porch, canted oriel window, . . . Map (db m115100) HM
47Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — The Rossborough Inn
Erected in 1798 in the infancy of the nation and a few years before the founding of the University of Maryland. The Rossborough Inn stands as one of the landmarks of the nation's and of the University's growth. This historic structure has been . . . Map (db m66433) HM
48Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — The Terrapin Memorial"Testudo" — McKeldin Library, University of Maryland —
Gift of the Class of 1933. Official mascot of the University of Maryland at College Park Presented on Class Day, May 1933 Base presented by the 1933 Student Government Association and the 1933 Reveille Student Yearbook Aristide B. Cianfarani, . . . Map (db m64887) HM
49Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Trolley TrailCity of College Park
Electric trolleys or streetcars arrived in College Park along the Rhode Island Avenue right-of-way at the turn of the 20th century. The Old Town neighborhood developed as a streetcar suburb and trolley service continued until 1962, when the DC . . . Map (db m115257) HM
50Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — University of Maryland Memorial Chapel
Erected as a memorial and dedicated October 12, 1952 to those University of Maryland men and women who gave their lives in the service of their countryMap (db m6622) HM
51Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Vietnam War Memorial
This site is dedicated to those people whose lives were touched by the fire of the Vietnam War.Map (db m115258) WM
52Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Washington Quad Renovation
Redesigning for the Environment: The transformation of Washington Quad, as we know it, was sustainably minded in its construction and its goals 1. Reusing & Recycling Materials Each of the three main entrances to Washington Hall . . . Map (db m115256)
53Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Welcome to the Luther Goldman Birding Trail
The Luther Goldman Birding Trail is dedicated to the memory of Luther Chase Goldman (1909 - 2005), a noted Prince Georges County Resident, field biologist, pioneer national wildlife refuge manager, renowned wildlife photographer, and nature tour . . . Map (db m7870) HM
54Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Woods Hall Rain Garden
Most of the rain that falls on walkways and parking lots surrounding Woods Hall is collected by our storm drain systems. While storm drains help to remove stormwater from the site, it has the negative effect on the hydrology of the Chesapeake Bay. . . . Map (db m115086) HM
 
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