Browsing Topic

Prince George’s County

May 1st, 1760

1,000 Acres to Lease in Fairfax County (1760)

How cool is this? It’s a really, really old advertisement from the Maryland Gazette in Annapolis, printed on May 1st, 1760. It’s an ad for a large tract of land for rent in Fairfax, about 40...

Detailed 1861 Map of Prince George’s County

Here is a great old map of Prince George’s County, done in 1861. Source: Library of Congress
May 29, 1959. "Prince George Plaza, Hyattsville, Maryland. Night view." An actual mall (a long, open plaza) when it opened in 1959, the shopping center was enclosed in the 1970s and renamed the Mall at Prince Georges. Large-format safety negative by Samuel H. Gottscho.

Prince George’s Plaza in 1959

This is Prince George’s Plaza  in the “Wonder Years” era. It was actually an open-air mall in those days. Reminds me of this mall photo we posted a while back.
angry monkeys are scary

Escaped Monkey Spreads Terror in East Riverdale

Do not piss off an angry monkey. It will tear your face off. Never trust a monkey, especially one that is getting its first taste of freedom. The summer of 1929 had the residents of East...
Eastern Market after fire renovations (source: Flickr user A Culinary (Photo) Journal)

Three Stories About Eastern Market

This is one of the most popular weekend spots in the city. Who doesn’t love to wander through the aisles of Eastern Market and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the old market? And...
Capital Beltway

What Is The History of the Capital Beltway?

Love it. Hate it. It has some of the most confusing terminology for out-of-towners. Inner loop of what? Outer loop? But there’s only one Beltway. Wait, I’m on 495, but also 95, and that’s 295? That’s...