1834, The Oldest Home in Cheverly: Mount Hope

I’m so excited about today’s post! Last night I was able to get some photos taken at Mount Hope. Mount Hope…do you know what I’m talking about? I didn’t until recently and I’ve lived in Cheverly for 12 years. Mount Hope is the oldest home in Cheverly and it is the home featured on our…

Cheverly History Part 3: Naming the Neighborhood

Robert Marshall, president of the Washington Suburban Realty Company, platted seven sections of Cheverly between 1918 and 1926. Taking advantage of the natural topography, Marshall designed Cheverly to take advantage of the curving, hilly landscape. Marshall named his new neighborhood after Cheverly Gardens, an adjoining 43-acre subdivision he acquired in 1918 near Landover Station. Installment…

History of Cheverly: Part 1

For the 25th anniversary of Cheverly’s town incorporation in 1931, Fred W. Gast wrote “a series of articles on the history of Cheverly, from Colonial times to the present, will be published in the form of one-page supplements to the monthly Town News Letter, beginning in February 1955•”  I thought it would be fun to…

Cheverly Historic Homes

So, a huge thank you to a reader of mine and Cheverly resident who knows all the Sears Modern Homes in Cheverly. I posted a picture of the lovely Rembrandt Home on the corner of Forest and Cheverly Ave last night. Turns out it is a Sears Rembrandt. Of course this led me to research…

Cheverly History

A moment’s thought during this hot weather will convince you of the advisability of owning your own home somewhere other than in the hot city. Yet you do not want to go away from the comforts of the city. That’s why Cheverly should appeal to you so strongly. Look into it. Cheverly makes a distinctive appeal…

Cheverly History Installment 1

Taken from the History of Cheverly website, I found this narrative incredibly interesting–and it has only served to increase my sentimental affection and love for this beautiful neighborhood. The words below are from Fred W. Gast, typed in 1955 for the 25th anniversary of the town of Cheverly. Fred W. Gast first resided in Cheverly…

Cheverly Theatre?

Today I learned something new. Here’s a little piece of Cheverly history:  In 1947 the Cheverly Theatre opened. Today, the ‘Cheverly Theatre’ is the Publick Playhouse.   The theatre is one of the two surviving Art Deco theatres in Prince George’s County and serves as a venue for concerts, dance, theater, and the performing arts. Personally, I wish…