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Then & Now: Historic Hyattsville House Tour celebrates 40 years

May 17, 2019

By RANDY FLETCHER — Last month, the telltale signs of spring started to arrive. The warmth of the sun urged flowers to pop up and show off their colorful blooms. Trees and shrubs pushed out new growth. The sounds of chirping birds and the smell of freshly cut grass began to fill the air. But even [read more]

Then and Now: Keep looking through your old windows

September 24, 2018

By RANDY FLETCHER — The world can tell a lot about your home by its windows. They are an important element of the overall charm of a house, giving it character, appeal and architectural integrity. Windows are often the first feature of your home that visitors or passersby notice. Whether it’s [read more]

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]

Uncovering the secrets of old homes

January 15, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — More than 50 Hyattsville residents took time out of the busy holiday season on December 13 to attend “How to Conduct Historic Research on Your Home,” co-sponsored by the Hyattsville Preservation Association (HPA) and the University of Maryland Historic Preservation [read more]
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