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Hyattsville’s Other Historic District

Thanks in part to its annual house tour, which takes place today, the Hyattsville Historic District is well-known. But there’s another historic district in the area that’s not as well-publicized: College Heights Estates. The neighborhood north of University Park called College Heights Estates has been listed on the National Register … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This month, the Hyattsville Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary. In May of 2012, we started this website because we felt communities along Route 1 weren’t being covered well, especially online, where coverage tended to focus on politics and crime. We wanted … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Library Moves to Temporary Location

The Hyattsville public library has moved to a temporary location ahead of its demolition. The temporary library is located at 6502 America Boulevard, in a first-floor space across from Bonchon at University Town Center. Construction is set to begin this … Continue reading

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The Hyattsville Saucer’s New Home

No one knows exactly where the saucer will land, but it’ll have a home. The funky saucer canopy at the Hyattsville Public Library has been spared and plans drawn up by an architectural firm for the county show it relocated and … Continue reading

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The Saucer is Saved, But Not the Library

It looks like the saucer will be saved, but the library behind it will not be. According to an article in the Gazette, the architects in charge of designing a new public library in Hyattsville will keep the iconic entryway. But, … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Has a Cameo in Political Ad

An ad for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown highlights Hyattsville. The 30-second TV ad, called “Not About the Numbers,” begins with a shot of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor before showing the front of Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store, though it … Continue reading

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Pizzeria Paradiso Delay Could Be Resolved Soon

A bureaucratic tangle over the Pizzeria Paradiso in Hyattsville could be resolved soon. The owners of ArtWorks and the popular Washington eatery have been in a dispute with the Prince George’s Historic Preservation Commission over designating the dilapidated  Marche Florist … Continue reading

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Will the Saucer Be Saved?

Will the saucer at the Hyattsville Public Library be saved? We’ll soon hear what 10 architecture firms think should be done. Prince George’s County is asking architects on contract to put together concept designs for the library, according to the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Silent Movie Theater

One of the first modern movie theaters in the Washington suburbs was in Hyattsville, and the exterior of the building is still around. Businessman Sidney Lust, a partner of the actual Warner brothers, moved to the D.C. area in the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Makes Use of Historic Tax Credits

Property owners in Hyattsville have received more than a half million dollars in state tax credits for rehabilitating historic buildings. Since 1999, the Maryland Historic Trust has granted $552,471 in tax credits to property owners rehabilitating historic structures in Hyattsville, … Continue reading

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