Welcome back to Marlow Heights of the 1960s and 1970s! I grew up in in the area from around 1965, until we moved away in late 1973. I lived mainly in an area known as Deer Park Heights, which was off of Raleigh Road (Raleigh ran from Olson Street and St. Barnabus Road). I attended Sandymount Elementary School in Marlow Heights from 4th-6th Grade, attended Benjamin Stoddert Jr. High School, and one semester of Potomac Sr High School.
Before that I lived in Dennis Grove and attended Oxon Hill ES, then 28th Parkway and attended Green Valley ES. I also worked at the Red Barn (which we used to call the “Dead Barn” on St. Barnabas Road), as well as the Jr. Hot Shoppes at the Iverson Mall in Hillcrest Heights. I was also a Block aka Grit for a few years, before falling victim to bell bottoms/flares, butterfly collar shirts,“ stack ” shoes, and that “feathered” hairstyle of the 70s. I decided to create this web site to connect with my Marlow Heights past, by sharing my recollections and photos, and hoping that others do the same. This site is a tribute to Marlow Heights and the great communities of PG County of its heyday, the 1960s and 1970s (with some of the 1950s, too).
Didn ’t you ever wonder what happened to your old neighborhood in southern/central PG County, that place you perhaps haven’t seen in 30 or 40 years? Do you think about a favorite restaurant you used to visit, a teacher you had in school, a boyfriend or girlfriend, the neighborhood you lived in, your first job as a teenager, fads, clothing styles, a long lost friend from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding areas? Or whatever became of your old classmates? If you lived in Marlow Heights, one of the nearby communities, or anywhere in southern and central PG County during the 60s or 70s, this site is for you and to, “Keep the Memories Alive”. There’s always a chance you’ll connect with old friends and classmates, and maybe even an old teacher or two. This is a participative web site, and whatever information, articles, links, photos, videos, or audio provided to me will be credited.
If you ’re wondering about the garish, gaudy colors on this web site, well, that’s how I remember the 60s and 70s!