The historic Kleiner House in Berwyn Heights. Photo from Prince George's County Planning Department.

Historic Berwyn Heights launches a Digital Walking Tour

10/30/2017
By Meagan Baco

Your tour of historic Berwyn Heights in the Maryland Milestones Heritage Area begins with a new digital walking tour and app! Eight historic sites and 11 street markers are included in the mile loop.

Check out the Story Map

INCLUDED SITES

From the Story Map: “The eight houses highlighted here were each evaluated and surveyed in 1986 by Susan Pearl of the Maryland-National Capitol Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The eight featured houses range in date from 1888 to the 1920s. Seven of the eight are Victorian, and were built almost simultaneously by the Charlton Heights Improvement Company during its very short life. The eighth house, a 2-room school house, was built in 1922 and functioned as a public elementary school until 1958; in the 1970s, it was converted to a private residence. Most notably, four of this group of houses were built using Robert Shoppell’s pattern-book plans, distributed by the Cooperative Building Plan Association. These high-style houses are some of the finest examples of Shoppell houses in the area.

The walking tour was developed into a digital Story Map by the GIS Section of the Prince George’s County Planning Department part of the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission.

The public is invited to a special reception hosted by the Berwyn Heights Historical Committee for the unveiling of the mobile app on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2pm in the Town of Berwyn Heights Town Hall.

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Meagan Baco shares the stories of the Old Line State’s important history and unique places – and the people working to preserve it, through Preservation Maryland’s website and publications.

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