Fairmount Heights Historic District

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Fairmount Heights Historic District
Fairmount Heights Historic District is located in Maryland
Fairmount Heights Historic District
Location 56th Ave., Sheriff Rd., Balsamtree Dr., 62nd St. 62nd Pl., Eastern Ave., Fairmount Heights, Maryland
Coordinates 38°54′03″N 76°54′56″W / 38.90083°N 76.91556°W / 38.90083; -76.91556Coordinates: 38°54′03″N 76°54′56″W / 38.90083°N 76.91556°W / 38.90083; -76.91556
Area 144 acres (58 ha)
Built 1900
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 11000821 [1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 2011

The Fairmount Heights Historic District encompasses an area of 144 acres (58 ha) in the historic heart of Fairmount Heights, Maryland. The area is notable as one of the first planned African-American communities in the Washington, DC area. Predominantly residential in character, most of its housing stock was built between 1900 and 1960, although there has also been recent development. The district includes the original town hall (built 1908). and the first public school for African-Americans in the county (built 1912). There are also five churches and a community center, all important centers of political activism during the period of segregation.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011., where it is spelled "Fairmont".[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Fairmount Heights Historic District". Maryland Historic Trust. Retrieved 2014-04-02.