Holbrook House

Holbrook House (HM262Q)

Location: College Park, MD 20740 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.858', W 76° 55.954'

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City of College Park

The Holbrook House was built in 1927. It is a two-story, stucco-covered frame dwelling in the Spanish Mission style with a hip roof, decorative-shaped parapets, projecting bays and an open porch. It is an excellent example of a mail-order house and one of two examples of the Alhambra model from Sears Roebuck and Company known to exist in Prince George's County today. Interiors include oak moldings and brick mantels.

[Image caption:]
Drawing from Houses by Mail,
Katherine Cole Stevenson & H. Ward Jandl,
The Preservation Press, Washington, DC, 1986.

Use of mail-order companies was one of the ways in which houses were constructed quickly and inexpensively. This advertisement for the Alhambra model from the Sears Roebuck and Company catalog describes the features of the 4-bedroom home.
HM NumberHM262Q
Placed ByAnacostia Trails Heritage Area
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332604 N 4316440
Decimal Degrees38.98096667, -76.93256667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.858', W 76° 55.954'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 51.48" N, 76° 55' 57.24" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240, 703, 202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4616-4618 College Ave, College Park MD 20740, US
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