In 1888, Charlton joined five other businessmen to develop land along the B & O Railroad consisting of approximately 400 acres; 50 by 100 foot lots adjoining 50 foot streets laid out in an irregular pattern. They named this development Charlton Heights, after Benjamin Charlton. In the same year, the Charlton Heights Improvement Company (CHIC) was established. CHIC was created to attract white-collar workers from the city to this area. About two dozen, large Queen Anne and other Victorian-era style homes were built here.
After the demise of CHIC, Charlton Heights was renamed Berwyn Heights on April, 1896. The name Charlton Heights lives on in current land records.
|Placed By||Berwyn Heights Historical Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 5:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 334485 N 4317083|
|Decimal Degrees||38.98711667, -76.91101667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.227', W 76° 54.661'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 13.62" N, 76° 54' 39.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240, 703, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7617 Charlton Ave, Berwyn Heights MD 20740, US|
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