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O'Dea House, 5804 Ruatan Street, Berwyn Heights, Prince George's County, MD



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Item Title


Location
5804 Ruatan Street, Berwyn Heights, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-975
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1935 subsequent work
Significance: The Shoppell Design #216 house, currently referred to as the O'Dea House, is representative of the early suburban development of Prince George's County, an important aspect of its late 19th-century growth. It is an excellent example of a middle-class Queen Anne style suburban dwelling house. As typical of suburban houses of this era, the design for the house came from a builder's pattern book. The pattern was distributed by the Cooperative Building Plan Association, Robert W. Shoppell architect and president, and was one of the first houses he constructed in this community by the Charlton Heights Improvement Company,in 1888.

Subjects
Houses
Wooden Buildings
Domestic Life


Related Names
Dea, Alice
Cooperative Building Plan Association
Shoppell, Robert W.
Charlton Heights Improvement Company
Graves, Edward
Rothrock, Gail, Field Team
Pearl, Susan, Field Team
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Lavoie, Catherine C., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
2. SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION, WITHOUT SCALE
3. SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
4. GENERAL VIEW, FROM SOUTHWEST (ONE VIEW WITH SUN, ONE VIEW WITHOUT SUN)
5. GENERAL VIEW, FROM SOUTHEAST
6. DETAIL VIEW, SHINGLED SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS, FROM SOUTHEAST
7. DETAIL VIEW, SCREEN DOOR
8. DETAIL VIEW, PORCH ROOF BRACKETS
9. GENERAL VIEW, FROM NORTHEAST
10. INTERIOR VIEW, VESTIBULE, FROM SOUTH


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