The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Prince George's County Planning Department
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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Brochure, Report, and Special Study
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This report summarizes the history and development of the Town of Glenarden, the forms a companion piece to the marketing quested by the municipality. It was produced by the Historic Preservation Section of Department through the Planning Assistance to Municipalities and Communities which produced the marketing brochure.
The report consists of a brief history of the Glenarden community, beginning with construction of the Washington, Baltimore and electric railroad in 1908, and the subdivisions which followed in 1911 and 1913. It explains the beginnings of Glenarden in the context of other African-American communities developing during the same period, and gives a demographic profile of the new community in 1920. The report is supplemented by plats dating from 1940, as well as a transcription of Population Census for Glenarden in 1920.
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