Then & Now

Then & Now: A rumination on Heurich’s dairy farm

October 24, 2017

BY RANDY FLETCHER — As I wait for the light to turn green at the corner of Belcrest Road and Route 410, I wonder what it felt like to be here, at this very spot, before what I see now was standing. What would the ground feel like beneath my feet? What would the air smell like? Crisp apples? [read more]

Then & Now: An obsession with cracks

July 18, 2017

BY RANDY FLETCHER Face cracks I can remember as a child sitting on my grandmother’s lap, looking up at all the wrinkles on her face. She had a ton of them. Her skin was tan and the wrinkles were deep, like cracks in the pavement. She was proud of her wrinkles and even laughed with her sisters [read more]

Then & Now: A walk through old Hyattsville

May 10, 2017

BY ROSE FLETCHER – What makes neighborhoods like Hyattsville so charming and so unique in this day and age of monopoly-house developments? Is it just that the houses in Hyattsville were built a long time ago and that they built things differently (read better) in the past? While that may be [read more]

Then & Now: Get relief for your renovation project

February 27, 2017

BY STUART EISENBERG — Need help fixing up your older home? Tax credits can ease the pain. There is an important benefit available to homes in historic districts: The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit for homeowners. This credit provides a one-time [read more]

Then & Now: We are the Hyattsville Preservation Association

December 20, 2016

BY RANDY FLETCHER — What do you love about Hyattsville?  If you happen to love all the cool old houses that line our shady streets, then you should know about this organization — and who knows? — maybe even join it. The Hyattsville Preservation Association (HPA) is a creative and [read more]