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Lieutenant-General George Washington "dined at Rhodes" December 18, 1798, on his last journey from Philadelphia to Mount Vernon.
This clock was installed in 1995 to honor the town's 75th anniversary.
Welcome to the Town of Riverdale Park
Formally incorporated in 1920, the town of Riverdale Park derives its name fom historic Riversdale plantation. Riversdale Mansion still stands today, surrounded by the community that grew up around it.
The Greenbelt Community Center, originally the Greenbelt Center Elementary School and Community Building, was completed in the autumn of 1937, just in time for Greenbelt's first occupants. From the beginning, residents also used the buildings for …
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt took a great interest in Greenbelt and visited the town on numerous occasions. Mrs. Roosevelt participated directly in extensive planning and development. She believed that decent housing and a nurturing environment fo…
Progressive planners equipped Greenbelt with the kinds of outdoor athletic facilities that only rich people could afford during the Great Depression. Greenbelt's original outdoor swimming pool opened on Memorial Day 1939. It was reportedly the onl…
A direct descendent of the Wye Oak is planted in honor and recognition of his dedicated public service. Ernest A. Loveless Jr. Chief Judge, 7th Judicial Circuit.
An 18th century underground brick burial vault containing the remains of nine unidentified individuals was discovered in 1987 during an archaeological survey of the rear yard.
Evidence suggests that the vault was built by James Wardrop, a wealt…
Greenbelt's 1937 Roosevelt Center Mall is one of the first planned shopping areas in the country—a precursor to the modern shopping mall. Greenbelt's planners positioned the mall to be within easy and safe walking distance from all the town'…
A gas station has stood on this site since the opening of the town in 1937. Notice that the rounded glass facade is gone from the original building and that a garage has been added on the right side. Initially, like all the other businesses in Gre…