The SpaceWelcome to the Peacock Room a Washington Dc suburb in Maryland!! We're just two miles from Northeast Washington, Dc, it's short drive by car and a short metro ride. This is a private room . Peacock room is located in a quiet residential neighborhood of the Historic district of Hyattsville this is a respectable neighborhood. The most noise you'll hear is a few cars going by and people talking outside.There is a private parking space so that you may park your car for free. There is also free parking in the visitor's section in the parking lot. Complementary breakfast cereals and oatmeal, fruit, milk, juice,coffee,tea are provided for you. You have central Air Conditioning and Heat in the winter time. A Queen size Sealy Posturpedic bed that sleeps 2 people. A Peacock computer desk . Sheets and blankets and pillows and bath towels are provided. A Queen size air bed will be provided for the second person if you choose to use it. Soap, shampoo, etc, will be made available to you as well. If you need additional items like hair dryers and curling irons etc. it will be made available to you upon request, Just let Jennifer the host know. Free Comcast Xfinity wifi Internet/cable TV . We have a 52 inch Samsung HDMI Flat Screen T.V in the common living area that you can watch movies on and cable television. You can also use your tablet or laptop or cell phone to watch internet television. A shared bathroom with host only is located next to your room. Share the kitchen with host only for cooking your meals and storing food. There is major indoor shopping mall (Prince George's Plaza)just minutes away. Private, cozy room with a Queen size Sealy Posture pedic bed in historic Hyattsville home which is 2.1 miles ( about 10 minutes driving) of the University of Maryland College Park. 3.6 miles to Catholic University in washington dc, 5.1 miles to Howard University in Washington , Dc, Gallaudet University, and Trinity Washington University. Also about 15-20 minutes from NOAA, NASA, Discovery Communications in Silver spring MD, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington Navy Yard... The house is 5 minutes driving/bus from the West Hyattsville metro, which is one stop outside of Washington, DC and Prince George's plaza Metro (2 stops outside of Washington, Dc). It's a 15 to 20 minute ride to Gallery Place/ Chinatown, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Kennedy Center, White House, National Air and Space museum, National Gallery of Art, Natural History Museum, American History Museum, The Capitol/ Senate Building, Library of Congress. Please let me know if you are interested in cooking so that I may give you the tour of the kitchen.
The condominium is just off of Baltimore Ave/Route 1 and Queens chapel road. It is a two bedroom, 1 bath, 1968 craftsman bungalow with a nice whirlpool bathtub in the bathroom with shower. Condo unit has central Air Conditioning and Heat and Wall to Wall carpet with brand new tile floors and newly reconstructed in 2016. It's walking distance to Hamilton pool and splash park and the new Arts District development - Busboys and Poets restaurant and events venue, Yes Organic Market, Tara Thai, Franklin's Brewpub-resturant, Chipotle, We hope to see you soon in Maryland! Guest AccessGuests have access to the kitchen and can use oven/stove, refridgerator, appliances, cabinets, dishware and pots and pans for cooking and bathroom, Dinning Room (common area) , Living Room ( Common area), 52 inch Samsung HDMI flat screen Television (common usage and common area) and Laundry Facilities in the building are on the same floor so no walking up and down stairs ( common area) and The peacock room. Interaction with GuestsI can be reached if guests need any assistance 24 hours a day 7 days a week either by a phone call, text message, airbnb messages or just knock on my bedroom door The NeighborhoodWelcome to the City of Hyattsville Maryland and it's unique History!! My place is located in the City of Hyattsville Arts District! And with over 60 restaurants and Hamilton Park and pool there is always something good within walking distance. The building was featured in the Walking Tour of Hyattsville Historic District and it is registered at the Hyattsville Preservation Association website.
A Brief History of Hyattsville and The State of Maryland
Hyattsville’s history reaches far into the past with archeological record indicating nearly 8,000 years of human inhabitance. Algonquin- and Iroquois-speaking Indians resided here in the more recent millennium. The first European exploration came in 1608. Animal resources, primarily beaver, were a strong attraction and hunters could transport easily their hides along the area waterways and American Indian trails. In 1783 the first American stagecoach route passed through this area, followed two years later by a postal delivery route. With settlement came farming; the local soil and slavery made tobacco production popular. Maryland authorized construction of the Washington and Baltimore Turnpike connecting the two cities via the Hyattsville area in 1812. By 1890 Hyattsville was one of only two cities in Prince George’s County with a population greater than 1,000. Churches, schools, athletic groups, and civic organizations formed in reflection of the growing community. A small immigrant and African-American population made Hyattsville their home from its earliest days. In 1892, Hyattsville gained international fame when it became the first American city to institute the single-tax system, taxing only land and not personal property. The ensuing court decision provides standing for today’s tax code. The city also boasted the area’s first newspaper, phone system, and utilities. By 1893, the electric streetcar connected Hyattsville to Washington, DC, businesses, boosting the population ever higher. By the mid-1950’s, Hyattsville began to look much as it does today. An area-wide street-name change in 1941 erased the nod to early inhabitants. With the closing of the streetcar line and the opening of regional bus service, the older shops struggled. Housing and retail development like Prince George’s Plaza shopping mall and Northwestern High School claimed the surrounding farmland where truck farms once supplied residents with fresh produce. Early efforts to preserve Hyattsville’s historic buildings began in the late 1970’s. Homeowners formed a preservation association and documented the Hyattsville Historic District which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 with nearly 1,000 buildings of vernacular Victorians, Colonial Revivals, Sears homes, and Arts and Crafts influences. Hyattsville, at first glance, may be seen as a typical Washington, DC, suburb, with growth spurred by the railroad, streetcar, and automobile. However, its prominence in Prince George’s County was earned by its many firsts and innovative residents whose optimism and ingenuity make Hyattsville’s history unique. During colonial times, many people moved to the colonies because of religious intolerance and persecution. In England, Henry VIII had broken away from the pope and Roman Catholic Church in the 1530s. For much of the 1500s and 1600s, and even into the 1800s, English Catholics faced persecution and worshipped underground.
George Calvert and his sons, Cecilius (Cecil) and Leonard, decided to establish the colony of Maryland in the New World as a haven for Catholic refugees. They also hoped to gain wealth from its development. Maryland's 1632 charter made the Calverts feudal lords and proprietors, with possession and control of the colony's wealth, profits, land, and much of its governance.
While Maryland indeed became a safe place for persecuted Catholics to settle, many Protestants and Puritans left other colonies to settle there, as well. Maryland became torn by religious friction and political struggles between Catholics and Protestants. By 1649, Maryland had passed a law promising religious tolerance—a landmark in colonial American history. Although religious struggles would continue in colonial Maryland, it was generally considered more tolerant than other colonies.
Maryland, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
The first people to settle in what is now Maryland arrived more than 10,000 years ago. These Native Americans groups lived a nomadic lifestyle, hunting and gathering. Around 1,500 years ago, they began growing squash, beans, and tobacco. In time, Native Americans in this area began staying in villages for most of the year or even year-round. Most of these Native Americans were Woodland Indians who spoke an Algonquian language. Some of the key Native American tribes of Maryland at the time of European settlement included the Piscataway, Yaocomaco (or Yeocomico), Shawneee, Accohannock, Nanticoke, and Susquehannock. European settlement dramatically changed this area for its Native American population. For example, in 1500, before European contact, the population of Native Americans in the Chesapeake Bay area was thought to have been around 24,000 people. By 1650, due to war, disease, and migration, less than 3,000 Native Americans remained in the Bay area.
The Chesapeake Bay area is thought to have been first explored by Europeans in the early 1500s. The English Captain John Smith later explored and mapped this region in the early 1600s. However, the colony of Maryland was not chartered until 1632 or formally settled until 1634. It was originally intended by its proprietors, George Calvert—the first Lord Baltimore—and his son Cecilius (Cecil)—the second Lord Baltimore—to be a refuge for English Catholics and a source of family prosperity.
George Calvert, First Lord Baltimore.Read more about George Calvert's
Newfoundland colony, Avalon.
George Calvert did not become a Catholic until adulthood. For many years, he was a prominent politician. In 1617, he was knighted and then in 1619 named a secretary of state. When Calvert announced that he had converted to Catholicism in 1625, he had to give up his political position. That same year, Calvert was given the title of Baron (Lord) Baltimore.
The Arts district is walking distance about 5 blocks. There's Prince George's Plaza Mall, it's a major mall with plenty of big department stores and shopping and resturants (food court inside) It's a short bus ride to the mall and to West Hyattsville Metro station and Prince George's Plaza metro rail subway system, the Greenline trains. My location is in between two metro stations with plenty of buses running every 15 to 20 minutes to go wherever you want in a short time. Enjoy your visit!! Getting AroundFree parking is available for your vehicle. F8 metro bus and 86 metro bus, The Prince George's County Bus "the Bus 13", University of Maryland Shuttle bus all stop within a three minute walking distance from my location, if you prefer to catch the bus but you really don't have to. You can walk the 10 minute walk to west Hyattsville metro subway station, it's really a nice walk in a safe neighborhood. We walk around here all hours of the day and night and no one bothers you.I have lived in Hyattsville now for 7 years and me and my family walk all hours and no one bothers us. The University of Maryland Shuttle bus is a free ride. Just ask the host for the bus passes to ride on the UMD shuttle. University of Maryland College students may also ride for free on this bus and will take you straight to the University of Maryland and two metro stations to get the trains into Washington, Dc for free Other Things to NoteWhen you arrive to my home you just dial #101 on the intercom and you will be let into the building. When you enter into the building walk down the stairs and turn left and knock on my door. Check in time is 6 pm to 12 midnight 7 days a week. If you get into town early you may drop off your luggage and belongings inside the building and leave them by my door and I will get the housekeeper to bring them in. Don't worry no one will disturb them, this is a high security building. I have very nice and responsible neighbors and no one bothers anything. Just dial 101 on the intercom key pad and you will be let into the building.