In Capitol Heights, Maryland, this single-family home, known as the Van Horn house, is on the market with over 200 years of history. Originally, it was built for a slave owner, but it was later used as part of the the Underground Railroad, according to the Washington Post. It first landed on the market in September 2016 for $499,000, and it has since raised its price by $100,900.
The first owner of the home was Archibald Van Horn, who served in the Maryland House of Delegates and served two terms as a U.S. Congressman. He constructed this Maryland property in circa 1803.
The home has also had some pretty famous guests, which have included Muhammed Ali, Malcom X, former President of Egypt Anwar Sadat, and Booker T. Washington’s daughter, Portia, as reported by the Washington Post.
The 4,000-square-foot single-family home comes with nine bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Inside, the kitchen is rather cramped with the washer and dryer shoved in a corner of the room. There are multiple fireplaces throughout, though some have been covered. The listing is in need of some updating as well as some new wall-to-wall carpeting.
• 4706 Mann Street [Estately]
• Capitol Heights house ‘considered significant in the Black history of Prince George’s County’ [The Washington Post]