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Fairmount Heights Historic District
Inventory No.: PG:72-9
Date Listed: 11/18/2011
Location: Capitol Heights, Prince Georges County
Category: District
Period/Date of Construction: 1900-1960
Resources: 562 (298 contributing, 264 non-contributing)
Description: The Fairmount Heights Historic District is a 20th-century residential suburb located in western Prince George's County, clustered around the eastern corner of the District of Columbia, and surrounded by mixed residential, commercial, and industrial uses. The historic district consists of approximately 558 properties constructed in six subdivisions on approximately 144 acres of land between 1900 and 2010. The terrain in and around Fairmount Heights is sloped. The majority of properties are single-family dwellings that were constructed between 1900 and 1960. Dwelling types common the subdivision include two-story gable-front and shed-roof dwellings with narrow footprints, bungalows, and small one- and one-and-one-half-story side-gable and gable-front dwellings. Overall, stylistic detailing is minimal and includes features of the Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and Tudor styles. In addition to dwellings, the community retains a school, five churches, a commemorative marker, and a social hall. Significance: The Fairmount Heights Historic District is historically significant in the areas of community planning and development, ethnic heritage, and politics and government, as outlined in the African-American Historic Resources of Prince George's County, Maryland Multiple Property Documentation Form. Fairmount Heights is among the earliest planned communities for African Americans in the Washington, D.C. area. The layout, dwelling types, and construction methods found in the community illustrate patterns typical of early-20th-century African-American residential suburbs. Successful endeavors of the town's citizens, including the erection of a town hall in 1908 and the construction of the first African-American public elementary school in Prince George's County in 1912, are illustrative of successful efforts at self government. The town retains five churches, a community hall, and school that served as social and political centers for the area during segregation. The community was a center of political activism and progressivism throughout the early 20th century, with regular features in local African-American newspapers. During this period, Fairmount Heights was also the home of several notable African Americans who made significant political and social contributions to the town and Prince George's County. The extant residential buildings and community institutions reflect the continued growth of the community through the mid-20th century. To the present, Fairmount Heights is a thriving residential community.

District Resources (562) (298 contributing, 264 non-contributing)

From associated listing in National Register nomination form. C = Contributing, NC = non-contributing, blank = not evaluated.

AddressStatusResource Name and MIHP (if any)
817 57th PlaceC 
819 57th PlaceC 
821 57th PlaceC 
807 57th PlaceC 
803 57th PlaceC 
805 57th PlaceC 
701 58th AvenueCPG:72-9-28 -- Louis Brown House
703 58th AvenueC 
706 58th AvenueC 
709 58th AvenueC 
710 58th AvenueC 
712 58th AvenueC 
714 58th AvenueC 
716 58th AvenueC 
719 58th AvenueC 
723 58th AvenueC 
807 58th AvenueC 
809 58th AvenueC 
811 58th AvenueC 
1000 58th AvenueC 
1002 58th AvenueC 
1003 58th AvenueC 
1004 58th AvenueC 
1006 58th AvenueC 
1008 58th AvenueC 
1010 58th AvenueC 
1011 58th AvenueC 
1012 58th AvenueC 
1013 58th AvenueC 
1016 58th AvenueC 
1018 58th AvenueC 
1019 58th AvenueC 
1020 58th AvenueC 
1021 58th AvenueC 
1022 58th AvenueC 
1024 58th AvenueC 
802 58th AvenueCPG:72-9-39 -- Robert S. Nichols House
804 58th AvenueC 
1026 58th AvenueC 
1028 58th AvenueC 
610 59th AvenueC 
700 59th AvenueC 
701 59th AvenueCPG:72-9-29 -- Fairmount Heights World War II Monument (World War II Monument)
702 59th AvenueC 
703 59th AvenueC 
704 59th AvenueC 
706 59th AvenueC 
1037 58th AvenueC 
602 59th AvenueC 
606 59th AvenueC 
708 59th AvenueCPG:72-9-27 -- Towles-Brooks House (Samuel Towles House, Lawrence Brookes House)
709 59th AvenueC 
710 59th AvenueC 
711 59th AvenueC 
716 59th AvenueCPG:72-9-25 -- Fairmount Heights (Grace) Methodist Episcopal Church
717 59th AvenueCPG:72-9-26 -- Trammell-Taylor House (John Trammell House, Judge James Taylor House)
718 59th AvenueC 
721 59th AvenueC 
724 59th AvenueC 
727 59th AvenueC 
807 59th AvenueC 
907 59th AvenueC 
908 59th AvenueCPG:72-9-24 -- James F. Armstrong House
910 59th AvenueCPG:72-9-23 -- Alice R. Dorsey House
916 59th AvenueC 
1000 59th AvenueC 
1001 59th AvenueC 
1002 59th AvenueC 
1003 59th AvenueC 
902 59th AvenueC 
1007 59th AvenueC 
708 59th PlaceC 
715 59th PlaceCPG:72-9-30 -- Isaac Brown House
716 59th PlaceC 
719 59th PlaceC 
1015 59th AvenueC 
701 59th PlaceC 
723 59th PlaceC 
601 60th AvenueC 
605 60th AvenueC 
604 60th AvenueC 
607 60th AvenueC 
608 60th AvenueC 
613 60th AvenueC 
700 60th AvenueC 
701 60th AvenueC 
703 60th AvenueC 
704 60th AvenueC 
707 60th AvenueC 
708 60th AvenueC 
709 60th AvenueC 
711 60th AvenueC 
723 60th AvenueC 
724 60th AvenueC 
726 60th AvenueC 
730 60th AvenueCPG:72-9-31 -- William B. Coles House
800 60th AvenueC 
902 60th AvenueC 
903 60th AvenueC 
714 60th AvenueC 
716 60th AvenueC 
720 60th AvenueC 
908 60th AvenueC 
910 60th AvenueC 
914 60th AvenueC 
922 60th AvenueC 
1001 60th AvenueC 
1003 60th AvenueC 
1010 60th AvenueC 
1103 60th AvenueCPG:72-9-40 -- Sylvan Vista Baptist Church
1102 60th AvenueC 
1104 60th AvenueC 
1006 60th AvenueC 
1106 60th AvenueC 
1109 60th AvenueC 
1119 60th AvenueC 
602 60th PlaceCPG:72-9-35 -- Cornelius Fonville House
604 60th PlaceCPG:72-9-34 -- Juliet Hill House (Richard & Ruth Brown House)
607 60th PlaceC 
608 60th PlaceCPG:72-9-33 -- Henry Pinckney House
702 60th PlaceC 
704 60th PlaceC 
705 60th PlaceC 
706 60th PlaceC 
707 60th PlaceC 
708 60th PlaceC 
711 60th PlaceC 
712 60th PlaceC 
716 60th PlaceC 
718 60th PlaceC 
719 60th PlaceC 
720 60th PlaceC 
722 60th PlaceC 
724 60th PlaceC 
726 60th PlaceC 
729 60th PlaceC 
741 60th PlaceC 
607 61st AvenueC 
611 60th PlaceC 
612 60th PlaceCPG:72-9-32 -- John S. Johnson House
613 60th PlaceC 
615 60th PlaceC 
1112 60th AvenueC 
1115 60th AvenueC 
618 61st AvenueC 
700 61st AvenueC 
707 61st AvenueC 
710 61st AvenueC 
714 61st AvenueC 
715 61st AvenueCPG:72-9-38 -- Charity Hall
716 61st AvenueC 
722 61st AvenueC 
724 61st AvenueC 
725 61st AvenueC 
733 61st AvenueC 
737 61st AvenueCPG:72-9-9 -- Fairmount Heights Elementary School (Mt. Zion Apostolic Faith Church; St. Mark African Orthodox Church)
1101 61st AvenueC 
1103 61st AvenueC 
1108 61st AvenueC 
505 62nd AvenueC 
718 62nd AvenueC 
509 62nd AvenueC 
602 62nd AvenueC 
603 62nd AvenueC 
605 62nd AvenueC 
606 62nd AvenueC 
610 62nd AvenueCPG:72-9-41 -- Bungalow Row House No. 1
611 62nd AvenueC 
700 62nd AvenueCPG:72-9-45 -- Bungalow Row House No. 2
727 61st AvenueC 
729 61st AvenueC 
705 62nd AvenueC 
706 62nd AvenueC 
708 62nd AvenueC 
709 62nd AvenueCPG:72-9-46 -- Bungalow Row House No. 3
710 62nd AvenueC 
711 62nd AvenueCPG:72-9-47 -- Bungalow Row House No. 4
510 62nd AvenueC 
5406 Addison RoadC 
5425 Addison RoadC 
5444 Addison RoadC 
5446 Addison RoadC 
5434 Addison RoadC 
5436 Addison RoadC 
5440 Addison RoadC 
5502 Addison RoadC 
5504 Addison RoadC 
5506 Addison RoadC 
5508 Addison RoadC 
5510 Addison RoadC 
5516 Addison RoadC 
5518 Addison RoadC 
5520 Addison RoadC 
5522 Addison RoadC 
5603 Addison RoadCPG:72-9-48 -- Dorsey Bush House
515 Eastern AvenueC 
521 Eastern AvenueCW. Bruce Evans Lodge #380
505 Eastern AvenueCPG:72-18 -- William Sidney Pittman House (Upshur House)
507 Eastern AvenueC 
509 Eastern AvenueC 
805 Eastern AvenueC 
809 Eastern AvenueC 
811 Eastern AvenueC 
5500 Addison RoadC 
815 Eastern AvenueC 
837 Eastern AvenueC 
839 Eastern AvenueC 
841 Eastern AvenueC 
843 Eastern AvenueC 
905 Eastern AvenueC 
907 Eastern AvenueC 
6104 Foote StreetC 
6107 Foote StreetCPG:72-9-36 -- Doswell Brooks House
6109 Foote StreetC 
6200 Foote StreetC 
6201 Foote StreetC 
6202 Foote StreetC 
6204 Foote StreetC 
6206 Foote StreetC 
915 Eastern AvenueC 
919 Eastern AvenueC 
949 Eastern AvenueCPG:72-9-43 -- Prince Albert House
951 Eastern AvenueC 
831 Eastern AvenueC 
833 Eastern AvenueC 
6208 Foote StreetC 
6210 Foote StreetC 
6211 Foote StreetC 
6212 Foote StreetC 
5904 H StreetC 
5912 H StreetC 
5914 H StreetC 
5920 H StreetC 
6214 Foote StreetC 
5704 J StreetC 
5705 J StreetC 
5711 J StreetC 
5713 J StreetC 
5722 J StreetC 
5708 J StreetC 
5709 J StreetC 
5904 J StreetC 
5909 J StreetC 
5915 J StreetC 
5916 J StreetC 
5918 J StreetC 
6102 J StreetC 
6104 J StreetC 
6106 J StreetC 
6108 J StreetC 
5906 Jay StreetC 
801 Jefferson Heights DriveC 
5503 Jefferson Heights DriveC 
5504 Jefferson Heights DriveC 
5505 Jefferson Heights DriveC 
5506 Jefferson Heights DriveC 
5507 Jefferson Heights DriveC 
5716 Jost StreetC 
5707 Jost StreetC 
5706 K StreetC 
6117 Jost StreetC 
5902 K StreetC 
5904 K StreetC 
5907 K StreetCPG:72-17 -- Samuel Hargrove House
5999 K StreetC 
6000 K StreetC 
6101 K StreetC 
5911 K StreetC 
6104 K StreetC 
6106 K StreetC 
5602 Kolb StreetC 
5710 Kolb StreetC 
5717 Kolb StreetC 
5907 Kolb StreetC 
6100 Kolb StreetC 
6102 Kolb StreetC 
6105 Kolb StreetC 
6106 Kolb StreetC 
5729 Kolb StreetC 
6108 Kolb StreetC 
6112 Kolb StreetC 
6113 Kolb StreetC 
5700 L StreetC 
5702 L StreetC 
5804 L StreetC 
5806 L StreetC 
5812 L StreetC 
5814 L StreetC 
5908 L StreetC 
6011 L StreetC 
6100 L StreetC 
5901 L StreetC 
5906 L StreetC 
5905 Lee PlaceC 
6000 Lee PlaceC 
6008 Lee PlaceC 
6103 Lee PlaceC 
5433 Sheriff RoadC 
5505 Sheriff RoadNC 
5531 Sheriff RoadNC 
5533 Sheriff RoadNC 
5535 Sheriff RoadNC 
5901 Veterans Monument PlaceNC 
Eastern Avenue & Sherriff RoadNCPG:72-15 -- D. C. Boundary Marker NE #9 (Burnville Stone)
6104 Lee PlaceNC 
6105 Lee PlaceNC 
6107 Lee PlaceNC 
5301 Sheriff RoadNC 
5407 Sheriff RoadNC 
5411 Sheriff RoadNC 
5413 Sheriff RoadNC 
5421 Sheriff RoadNC 
5425 Sheriff RoadNC 
5427 Sheriff RoadNC 
6100 Lee PlaceNC 
6101 Lee PlaceNC 
6001 Lee PlaceNC 
6003 Lee PlaceNC 
5912 Lee PlaceNC 
5914 Lee PlaceNC 
5907 L StreetNC 
6101 L StreetNC 
6103 L StreetNC 
6104 L StreetNC 
6105 L StreetNC 
6107 L StreetNC 
6109 L StreetNC 
6111 L StreetNC 
6112 L StreetNC 
6114 L StreetNC 
5901 Lee PlaceNC 
5903 Lee PlaceNC 
5914 L StreetNC 
6002 L StreetNC 
6009 L StreetNC 
5900 L StreetNC 
5810 L StreetNC 
5704 L StreetNC 
5800 L StreetNC 
5803 L StreetNC 
6111 Kolb StreetNC 
5904 Kolb StreetNCFairmount Heights Public Library
5905 Kolb StreetNC 
6107 Kolb StreetNC 
5719 Kolb StreetNC 
5723 Kolb StreetNC 
5725 Kolb StreetNC 
5726 Kolb StreetNC 
5727 Kolb StreetNC 
5604 Kolb StreetNC 
5606 Kolb StreetNC 
5608 Kolb StreetNC 
5612 Kolb StreetNC 
5614 Kolb StreetNC 
5616 Kolb StreetNC 
6107 K StreetNC 
6109 K StreetNC 
5443 Kolb StreetNC 
5600 Kolb StreetNC 
6105 K StreetNC 
5914 K StreetNC 
5917 K StreetNC 
6102 K StreetNC 
6103 K StreetNC 
5909 K StreetNCPG:72-9-22 -- John N. Francis House, site
5906 K StreetNC 
5903 K StreetNC 
6118 Jost StreetNC 
5704 K StreetNC 
5707 K StreetNC 
5709 K StreetNC 
5710 K StreetNC 
5711 K StreetNC 
5714 K StreetNC 
5715 K StreetNC 
5709 Jost StreetNC 
5711 Jost StreetNC 
5713 Jost StreetNC 
5717 Jost StreetNC 
5719 Jost StreetNC 
6100 Jost StreetNC 
6102 Jost StreetNC 
6103 Jost StreetNC 
6104 Jost StreetNC 
6105 Jost StreetNC 
6109 Jost StreetNC 
5705 Jost StreetNC 
5500 Jefferson Heights DriveNC 
6109 J StreetNC 
6111 J StreetNC 
6107 J StreetNC 
6105 J StreetNC 
6103 J StreetNC 
5919 J StreetNC 
5921 J StreetNC 
5917 J StreetNC 
5914 J StreetNC 
5907 J StreetNC 
5908 J StreetNC 
5710 J StreetNC 
5725 J StreetNC 
5900 J StreetNC 
5902 J StreetNC 
5903 J StreetNC 
5714 J StreetNC 
5718 J StreetNC 
5720 J StreetNC 
5706 J StreetNC 
5902 H StreetNC 
5612 J StreetNC 
5700 J StreetNC 
5702 J StreetNC 
5908 H StreetNC 
5910 H StreetNC 
5911 H StreetNC 
6213 Foote StreetNC 
6209 Foote StreetNC 
835 Eastern AvenueNC 
953 Eastern AvenueNC 
Eastern AvenueNCPark
6207 Foote StreetNC 
909 Eastern AvenueNC 
817 Eastern AvenueNC 
823 Eastern AvenueNC 
5501 Addison RoadNC 
813 Eastern AvenueNC 
513 Eastern AvenueNC 
523 Eastern AvenueNC 
525 Eastern AvenueNC 
601 Eastern AvenueNC 
703 Eastern AvenueNC 
711 Eastern AvenueNC 
801 Eastern AvenueNC 
803 Eastern AvenueNC 
904 Balsamtree DriveNC 
1010 Balsamtree DriveNC 
1106 Balsamtree DriveNC 
5524 Addison RoadNC 
5509 Addison RoadNC 
5442 Addison RoadNC 
5438 Addison RoadNC 
5448 Addison RoadNC 
5450 Addison RoadNC 
5456 Addison RoadNC 
5470 Addison RoadNC 
5471 Addison RoadNC 
5473 Addison RoadNC 
5478 Addison RoadNC 
5426 Addison RoadNC 
5420 Addison RoadNC 
712 62nd AvenueNC 
714 62nd AvenueNC 
716 62nd AvenueNC 
707 62nd AvenueNC 
731 61st AvenueNC 
701 62nd AvenueNC 
702 62nd AvenueNC 
703 62nd AvenueNC 
704 62nd AvenueNC 
607 62nd AvenueNC 
608 62nd AvenueNC 
609 62nd AvenueNC 
1110 61st AvenueNC 
1111 61st AvenueNC 
1112 61st AvenueNC 
1115 61st AvenueNC 
1104 61st AvenueNC 
1105 61st AvenueNC 
802 61st AvenueNC 
803 61st AvenueNC 
919 61st AvenueNC 
925 61st AvenueNC 
1011 61st AvenueNC 
1013 61st AvenueNC 
726 61st AvenueNC 
717 61st AvenueNC 
719 61st AvenueNC 
713 61st AvenueNC 
708 61st AvenueNC 
709 61st AvenueNCPG:72-9-37 -- Former James A. Campbell House, site
702 61st AvenueNC 
704 61st AvenueNC 
706 61st AvenueNC 
620 61st AvenueNC 
1118 60th AvenueNC 
701 60th PlaceNC 
614 61st AvenueNC 
616 61st AvenueNC 
617 61st AvenueNC 
717 60th PlaceNCPG:72-9-42 -- Fairmount Heights Municipal Center
609 60th PlaceNC 
1111 60th AvenueNC 
1007 60th AvenueNC 
1008 60th AvenueNC 
1105 60th AvenueNC 
1011 60th AvenueNC 
1012 60th AvenueNC 
1014 60th AvenueNC 
1018 60th AvenueNC 
1004 60th AvenueNC 
1002 60th AvenueNC 
1000 60th AvenueNC 
916 60th AvenueNC 
911 60th AvenueNC 
912 60th AvenueNC 
722 60th AvenueNC 
904 60th AvenueNC 
906 60th AvenueNC 
713 60th AvenueNC 
705 60th AvenueNC 
706 60th AvenueNC 
610 60th AvenueNC 
606 60th AvenueNC 
603 60th AvenueNC 
706 59th PlaceNC 
721 59th PlaceNC 
709 59th PlaceNC 
712 59th PlaceNC 
713 59th PlaceNC 
1010 59th AvenueNC 
1013 59th AvenueNC 
1014 59th AvenueNC 
903 59th AvenueNC 
904 59th AvenueNCPG:72-9-44 -- Former Rice House
905 59th AvenueNC 
1006 59th AvenueNC 
900 59th AvenueNC 
803 59th AvenueNC 
805 59th AvenueNC 
726 59th AvenueNC 
713 59th AvenueNC 
715 59th AvenueNC 
608 59th AvenueNC 
707 59th AvenueNC 
1029 58th AvenueNC 
1030 58th AvenueNC 
1033 58th AvenueNC 
1034 58th AvenueNC 
1027 58th AvenueNC 
806 58th AvenueNC 
1025 58th AvenueNC 
1005 58th AvenueNC 
1001 58th AvenueNC 
800 58th AvenueNC 
721 58th AvenueNC 
717 58th AvenueNC 
705 58th AvenueNC 
806 57th PlaceNC 
809 57th PlaceNC 
811 57th PlaceNC 
815 57th PlaceNC 
902 57th PlaceNC 
903 57th PlaceNC 
905 57th PlaceNC 
907 57th PlaceNC 
909 57th PlaceNC 
910 57th PlaceNC 
915 57th PlaceNC 
917 57th PlaceNC 
919 57th PlaceNC 
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