City of College ParkThe 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 former carriage house and a chicken coop still exist on the expansive lot along with pecan, walnut and chestnut trees. Mr. McDonnell, a professor of Agricultural Chemistry at the Maryland Agricultural College (1981-1939), was the first Dean of Arts and Sciences for the University of Maryland and also served as the first chief of the College Park Volunteer Fire Department (1925-1936). The house remained in the McDonnell family until 1978.
|Placed By||Anacostia Trails Heritage Area|
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|Date Added||Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 332750 N 4316259|
|Decimal Degrees||38.97936667, -76.93083333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.762', W 76° 55.85'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 45.72" N, 76° 55' 51" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 240, 703, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7400 Dartmouth Ave, College Park MD 20740, US|
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