Tuesday, January 15, 2013
It was once a telephone switch station and a fire/EMS command center, according to the Gazette.
A one-story stone building on Church Street in the Town of Upper Marlboro stands to be demolished, according to a Gazette report. It was built as a switch station for telephone services in the 1940s, and later served as a command center for the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, the report stated. Some town officials now think it would be more useful leveled and turned into a green space. The town's plan is to let the county demolish the building, which sits on about one-tenth of an acre of county-owned land near Old Crain Highway, and give its deed to the town, according to the report. If the building is demolished, the town can use the land as an attractive open space, said Steve Sonnett, president of the town's board of …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The newly designated historic district comprises around 100 acres.
The National Park Service designated some older residential areas of the Town of Upper Marlboro as a historic district, according to an announcement by Steve Sonnett, President of the Board of Town Commissioners. The town made it on the National Register of Historic Places on Dec. 12, according to Sonnett's Wednesday announcement. “I’m very excited about the conferral of this designation,” said Sonnett. “This is an important step in recognizing our history and the town’s contributions to the development of Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland.” The newly designated historic district comprises around 100 acres and includes residential property types from the mid-18th, the 19th and the 20th centuries, according to Sonnett. …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Ideas discussed were more space for police, a 99-seat meeting room and a place where people could stay during power outages.
Upper Marlboro Board of Town Commissioners discussed a floor plan for a new town hall addition on Tuesday. Commissioners president Stephen Sonnett told Upper Marlboro town meeting attendees in the current town hall that the plan addressed various functions the addition could serve. (See attached draft floor plan). He asked those in attendance to avoid getting hung up on the specific design because it was still being studied. Sonnett brought up ideas and commented on the potential functions for the addition, including: Sonnett said the town would also explore solar panels and building the addition to be an economical green building. Fielding questions from meeting attendees, Sonnett said that the project wouldn't be started for another …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Get pictures taken with Santa at the annual Town Hall-iday Party.
Upper Marlboro's annual Town Hall-iday Party kicks off at 5 p.m. Sunday at Town Hall at 14211 School Lane. Police will escort Santa to the holiday celebration, where there will be music and caroling along with food and drink. Once law enforcement officials ensure Santa has arrived safely, he will have goodies for the kids, according to the Town of Upper Marlboro. Party-goers can also get their picture taken with old Kris Kringle himself.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The public can learn more about the issue by attending a meeting on Thursday night at Trinity Church in Upper Marlboro.
A public informational meeting is scheduled Thursday night to discuss Prince George's County government's plans to demolish two historic schools in Upper Marlboro. A resolution passed at Tuesday night’s town meeting objects to the demolition. Old Marlboro Primary School and Old Marlboro High School are located at 14524 Elm St. The Town of Upper Marlboro Board of Commissioners urged the county to restore the schools in an effort to preserve the town's historic heritage. The full resolution is attached to this article. Patch previously reported that Upper Marlboro officials learned of the county's plan to demolish the schools in September and that developer Alt Breeding Schwarz plans to build a Family Justice Center on the site. The …