72-09-35 Cornelius Fonville House

72-09-35 Cornelius Fonville House (HM29IH)

Location: Capitol Heights, MD 20743 Prince George's County
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N 38° 53.853', W 76° 54.881'

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602 60th Place

—Historic Site, Built in 1912 —

The Fonville House represents the foursquare houses popular in the early twentieth century. It was one of the largest houses during the early development of the Fairmount Heights community. It was built by Cornelius Fonville, who worked as a messenger for the Bureau of Engraving, Washington, DC and settled in Fairmount Heights with his wife and family. In 1912, the Washington Bee, Washington's principle African American newspaper reported that the Fonville House was a fine eight room dwelling with a cellar, furnace, and all the modern improvements. Mr. Fonville was active in the Citizens' Association of Fairmount Heights and was one of the leaders in the movement toward the town's incorporation in 1935. The Fonville House is two-stories with a hip roof. The floor plan is square, three bays by three. Entrance is in the central bay at the main southwest façade, which is sheltered by a one-story porch. The original wood siding of the house is now covered with white vinyl siding and the original wood columns have been replaced by metal tracery supports

Funded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Sponsored by the Mayor and Town Council of Fairmount Heights, 2016
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HM NumberHM29IH
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Date Added Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees38.89755000, -76.91468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.853', W 76° 54.881'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 51.18" N, 76° 54' 52.86" W
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Area Code(s)202, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 602 60th Pl, Capitol Heights MD 20743, US
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