Duncanson Avenue

Duncanson Avenue (HM2GV4)

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N 38° 59.762', W 76° 54.667'

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Historic Berwyn Heights

—Town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland —

Duncanson Avenue, currently known as Seminole Street, was named after Chalres C. [unreadable] or "C.C." Duncanson (circa 1846-1920). He was a lifelong resident of the District of Columbia and one of the six founders who formed the Charlton Heights Improvement Company (CHIC) on August 29, 1888. CHIC built more than two dozen homes in the area now known as Berwyn Heights.

Duncanson was a Mason, as well as, a prominent real estate agent and owner of Duncanson Brothers, an auctioneering company. In 1885, he was an active participant on a committee that planned and organized events for President-Elect Grover Cleveland's inauguration. He was also a member of a committee to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Capitol of the United States. His wife, Eliza H. (circa 1850-1924), initiated lunacy proceedings against him in 1903, whereby he was adjudged insane. For the next seventeen years, Duncanson was a regular resident of several hospitals including St. Elizabeth's Government Hospital where he died on March 27, 1920.
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HM NumberHM2GV4
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Berwyn Heights Historical Committee
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Date Added Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 334497 N 4318073
Decimal Degrees38.99603333, -76.91111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.762', W 76° 54.667'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 45.72" N, 76° 54' 40.02" W
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