Taliaferro House

Taliaferro House (HM263U)

Location: College Park, MD 20740 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 58.783', W 76° 55.746'

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City 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, and decorative bracketing. It was the home of Warner Taliaferro, professor of agronomy at the Maryland Agricultural College, and his wife Emily, daughter of John Oliver Johnson who developed the 1889 Johnson and Curriden's subdivision of College Park. It is still the home of Johnson's descendants.

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Photo Courtesy of Katherine D. Bryant


John Oliver Johnson (pictured above was half of the duo Johnson & Curriden that developed the College Park subdivision in 1889. This neighborhood is now known as Old Town College Park.

The original subdivision development encompassed 125 acres. Most of its streets were named for eastern colleges and universities that were prominent at the time.
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HM NumberHM263U
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Placed ByAnacostia Trails Heritage Area
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Date Added Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332901 N 4316295
Decimal Degrees38.97971667, -76.92910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.783', W 76° 55.746'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 46.98" N, 76° 55' 44.76" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240, 703, 202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7406-7410 Columbia Ave, College Park MD 20740, US
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