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The University of Maryland has stated their regrets that the mural location has not yet been found, due to a last minute decision by the property owners, CSX railroad company. UMD’s assurance is that a location for the mural, where the most people can enjoy it, will be found as soon as possible. Every effort is being made to involve the community in a decision about a new site.
Last week representatives of the University of Maryland met with community members and visited the Lakeland Civic Association to get input. Based on those sessions a list of 4 (four) possible locations for the mural were developed. Please take a look at the list and send a note with your preference and thoughts to Ms. Emily Adams, Office of Community Engagement University of Maryland College Park email@example.com.
The following locations were proposed:
A. The entrance to Lakeland Park, at the corner of Rhode Island Avenue and Lakeland Rd.
B. Lakeland Park tennis courts up against the fence.
C. Along the recreational trail leading from Lakeland to Lake Artemesia, the benches beside by the lake.
D. Outside the College Park Community Center facing Pierce Ave.
Thank you for taking part in this important project.
On Saturday the mural was unveiled illustrating elements of Lakeland history. This was a project of the University of Maryland with the cooperation of LCHP. It was based upon historic images from the LCHP archives. This mural was designed to be placed in the pedestrian underpass at Lake Artemisia Park. CSX denied final approval of the installation. A permanent installation site for the mural is now being sought.
Hosted By: The Lakeland Community Heritage Project; partnered with University of Maryland Historic Preservation and American Studies students
What It’s About: LCHP and University of Maryland students taking Dr. Mary Corbin Sies’s class in Social and Ethnic Issues in Preservation are beginning to study the urban renewal process in Lakeland. Can you help us with information, memories, and stories from that difficult time?
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM Lunch
Discussion after lunch
Location: Embry A.M.E. Church
5101 Lakeland Road
College Park, MD 20740
Questions: Decades later, what are your unanswered questions?
Can you help us document what happened when?
What do you want the students to research?
What do you want to say about urban renewal?
We also invite you to attend:
A public presentation of the students’ research findings:
Thursday May 16, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm
College Park Community Center
Thank you to all those who took part in or attended our Black History program in conjunction with Embry AME Church. There was a stimulating conversation by a panel of Lakelanders and guests. Those present received enlightening information on urban renewal from unique viewpoints.
Our young people had a spirited and well challenged test of their Lakeland History knowledge. They learned a great deal about their community. We hope to see you at next year’s program.
You will find here a short virtual tour of Lakeland. This tour will help you see Lakeland as it was. It can be used independently or as an aid to your walking tour. Images used here are from the archives of the Lakeland Community Heritage Project.
Please feel free to post your impressions and suggestions. This is a work in progress.