72-09-29 World War II Monument

72-09-29 World War II Monument (HM2956)

Location: Fairmount Heights, MD 20743 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.947', W 76° 54.949'

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701 59th Avenue

—Historic Site, Erected 1946 —

The World War II Monument was erected to honor the citizens of Fairmount Heights who served in the armed forces during World War II. In the early years of the Fairmount Heights community, this small park was the property of the Reverend Joshua Barnes. The earliest Methodist worship services were held in his house on this site before construction of the Fairmount Heights Episcopal Church in 1911. The monument, together with the curved wall and grass park area, serves as an entryway into the town from Eastern Avenue. The monument stands in a triangular lot with benches and shrubs fronted by a curved section of brick wall. It was documented that on the south side plate was inscribed "in honor of the men who served in World War II/Erected in November 1946 by the Monument Committee." The monument and the park were restored in 2012 and both are now protected by an established easement held by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
HM NumberHM2956
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Date Added Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 333864 N 4307326
Decimal Degrees38.89911667, -76.91581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.947', W 76° 54.949'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 56.82" N, 76° 54' 56.94" W
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Area Code(s)202, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 59th Pl, Fairmount Heights MD 20743, US
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