Graham Cracker

Graham Cracker (HM262P)

Location: College Park, MD 20740 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.893', W 76° 56.133'

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City 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 two-and-a-half story buildings, designed in the Colonial Revival Architectural style, are clad in brick and feature varying roof types, gable and hipped dormers and entry porticoes. Today, these sororities are among the more than 30 university-related buildings in the Old Town neighborhood that serve as student housing.

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The Terrapin

The vacant parcel where the sororities stand today was used as a site for pep rallies from 1958 and 1963 and was given its name because the dirt-field area looked like a graham cracker.
HM NumberHM262P
Placed ByAnacostia Trails Heritage Area
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332347 N 4316510
Decimal Degrees38.98155000, -76.93555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.893', W 76° 56.133'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 53.58" N, 76° 56' 7.9800000000002" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240, 703, 202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7503 Yale Ave, College Park MD 20740, US
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