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Re: Where was Sunnyside?
I submitted a response to your question about Sunnyside several weeks ago, but I discovered, looking at the website today, that it was somehow not recorded, so I assume that you never got it. Yes, Shannon (the Rambler) did include a photograph of Sunnyside in his column in the 9 January 1916 Washington Evening Star. I have not had a chance to look it up, but will hope to before too long. Perhaps you will have a chance before that, to see just what the Rambler says about Sunnyside. Sunnyside was the home of Alonzo Berry (1828-1896) in the 1850s and 1860s, and was located on the north side of what is now Central Avenue, about 2 miles east of the eastern point of the District of Columbia. (There were many Berry family plantations in this area.) Alonzo Berry left Prince George's County after the Civil War, and I'm not sure what happened to his handsome house - it was not recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey of the 1930s, but I think I can see it on the first aerial photographs of the area (1938), and possibly in the 1965 aerials. It must have been destroyed around that time - the area where Sunnyside stood, approximately the 7800 block of Central Avenue, is densely developed now.
If you get a chance to check the Rambler files at the Historical Society of Washington, or the Evening Star microfilms at the Library of Congress or the University of Maryland, before I do, I hope you will let me know what you find.
Susan G. Pearl, Historian
Prince George's County Historical Society
: I see that the Rambler (J. Harry Shannon) took
: photos of a Berry property at Sunnyside.
: Where is that?