72-09-36 Doswell Brooks House

72-09-36 Doswell Brooks House (HM2APF)

Location: Fairmount Heights, MD 20743 Prince George's County
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N 38° 53.821', W 76° 54.762'

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6107 Foote Street

—Historic Resources, Built 1928 —

The Doswell Brooks House was built in 1928 in the Mount Wisener subdivision of Fairmount Heights; the third subdivision to be platted in the community. It was built for Doswell and Anita Brooks. The house is a small bungalow, representative of a dwelling type that was popular between World War I and II. The Brooks House is one-and-one-half stories high, with a hip roof, and wood frame construction. Centered in the principal plane of the roof is a small hip roof dormer that encloses two narrow windows. The original wood siding is now covered with synthetic yellow siding. The entrance is centered in the northwest façade, sheltered by a screened porch.

Doswell Brooks was active in the Prince George's County school system; he served as Supervisor of Colored Schools beginning in 1922, and in 1956 was appointed as the first African American member of the Board of Education. He also served as a member of the Fairmount Heights Town Council and as Mayor of the town form 1955 until shortly before his death in 1968.

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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Date Added Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 334129 N 4307087
Decimal Degrees38.89701667, -76.91270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.821', W 76° 54.762'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 49.26" N, 76° 54' 45.72" W
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Area Code(s)202, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6107 Foote St, Fairmount Heights MD 20743, US
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