Hyattsville

$17.59
  • Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • Reviews
Overview
Hyattsville, Maryland, takes its name from businessman Christopher Clarke Hyatt, who was made the area's first postmaster in January 1859. Hyatt's home and general store were located at the intersection of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Washington-Baltimore Turnpike, only six miles from the Capitol. Hyatt and other early entrepreneurs transformed the rural countryside, aided by the railroad, into one of the largest communities in Prince George's County by the city's April 1886 incorporation. With its prime location and the advent of the streetcar and automobile, Hyattsville's regional prominence was insured. Today the city's history is reflected by its 1,000-building historic district, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The photographs here, collected from area archives and family memorabilia, depict the life of the community over a 100-year span, including wars, women's suffrage, Prohibition, economic depression, rapid growth, and racial divide. Hyattsville's citizens met these and other challenges with spirit, innovation, perseverance, and tolerance.
Details
ISBN: 9780738554433
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 192
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Author Andra Damron is a historian and preservationist. She is a decade-long Hyattsville resident who serves as an officer of the Hyattsville Preservation Association. Damron aided the organization in the expansion of its nationally registered historic district, the formation of its advocacy committee, and the initiation of an ongoing digital photograph and oral history preservation program.
Reviews