historic preservation

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: 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]

Bricks and Mortar: Getting Hitched

December 7, 2015

BY GRAY O’DWYER — Randy and Rose Fletcher were already married when they bought Hitching Post Hill, an historic estate in the University Hills neighborhood of Hyattsville. What they didn’t know was that owning a historic house is like getting married again — there are good days, bad [read more]