Wow this site was a special find. I lived in Hillcrest Heights and Marlow Heights in the late sixties early seventies. My brother Mackie Jenkins met many friends that he kept even when he moved away. My first job was at Steak Ina Sack owned by Zack and his son and Ray and Eric were the cooks there. Ray was also of Arabian descent as the owner was and they found him a wife who became a waitress there so he could legally become a citizen. Wonder if they are still together. Oh lord or even alive since that was over 40 years ago. Kind if went back in time there for a minute. I use to hang out at Iverson Mall a lot and loved those pickles in a barrel at International Food store there I dated a few times Steve Youmans and one if those leather jacket cool guys name Murphy and forgot the other one. Lol. I went to Potomac High but have no memory of that school at all. I hung out at the bowling alley a few times and almost got in trouble there big time. Won't even go into that one. Lol. When I lived in Marlow Heights ran away from home to Michigan and when I came home to help my mother they were living in Hillctest Heights at that time. I use to miss my mountain home and would actually jump on St Barnabas Rd(i think that is the name)and hitch hike several times to go there which was a hundred miles away. Crazy now that I think of it. Don't think I liked the city much but I made a lot of good memories there with a few bad ones. Such is life. Thanks for the flashback
Great site! Lots of memories. Anyway, I now work a part-time retirement job delivering and picking up equipment for major construction sites. The job has me going everywhere. I went by, what used to be, Landover Mall. Gone! Evidently it got torn down around 2008 or so. Even the sears is gone. It was built in 1972! That brought back a lot of memories. The Farrells (sp?) Ice Cream shop, the 6 movie theaters, Spencers, etc. We would have birthday parties up there. Parents would dump us off and we'd run amuck then catch a movie. It got us out of the house for at least half the day. So, within my lifetime of 56 years, I've seen the Cap. Center go up and go down, along with Landover Mall. But, Iverson Mall and Marlow Heights are still there. Don't know what's inside, but it still stands. Has anyone been in Iverson Mall? Thanks (again) for the memories. Allen
I remember racing cars down Pennsylvania Avenue and going to the Hobby Shop in Marlow Heights. I knew some friends that lived in the apartments at Dennis Grove. I also remember driving to Raymond's Liquor in DC to buy beer because you only needed to be 18. When I turned 21 they lowered the age to 18 in Maryland. I couldn't win. On the way there we passed the Quonset Hut, some sort of nightclub.
So funny to have found this site,I have not thought about this place and those good times for quite awhile .Just a few thoughts anyone remember The old Eastover shopping center how about the old McDonalds on Livingston Rd ,Indian Head Hwy. Used to live right off Livingston Rd how about Jiffy sub shops you could roll up a 11pm and grab a steak and cheese.Someone mentoned SAMs car wash I worked there for a couple of months one of my first jobs lots of crazy times and people they used to pay you once a week in a little brown envolpe cash with the withholding taxes hand written on the envlope. The mall I think was the only indoor one around.We used to hang at the public library on Oxon Hill Rd great place to meet chicks.Man I wore out lots of shoes walking and hitchhiking around PG county, thanks again for this site it's funny how it's hard to remember everything. ,
Live in the Marlow Heights, Hillcrest Heights, Temple Hills area from 1970-1982.
I grew up in. Marlow Heights in the mid 50s. We played baseball at the location of overdo mall. Wa Jed to school, played golf at Oxonian run golf course, got ice cream at Highs. Great friends that I have list contact with.
I was googling for a phone number for Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company that had a district office in Marlow Heights and saw that someone mentioned they used to work there (but couldn't find then entry after getting on the page). Does anyone know if it's still in business or how to get hold of the company. I'm cleaning out my Dad's house and found that he had a life insurance policy from Home Beneficial but I don't have a way to get in touch with them to see if it's still valid. If anyone has any info, it will be appreciated (my e-mail is email@example.com). My great aunt, Helen Garden, lived in Temple Hills from the mid-60's until her passing in 2008.
Graduated from Bowie HS 1968. BHS opened in 1967, so the class of 67 had been to Duvall HS in 66. We had a lot of blocks, and collegiates... but not too many mods. Hippies were about to break wide open. I was one.
I grew up in Oxon Run Hillcrest Heights and Marlow Heights the memories of those times are as if they happen yesterday hanging out with friends at the rec center or drug fair or the Iverson mall or where ever you happen to be at the time there was always something to do like pigging out at Steaknsack or Jr Hot Shoppes or going to the shopping center carnival each year or checking out the side walk sales in the spring it was always some thing different the friends you would get to know during the school years at Stoddert jr high and aer still friends with to this day though we have lost some over the years this is what I remember about Marlow Heights and it will stay with me always.
lived behind oursman chevrolet till I went into service, then moved to southern maryland, now in wv and moving to myrtle in 10 days, great site, thanks for having me
Great web site. Thank you for doing this. I have spent a lot of time looking at it. Wanted to let people know that Tom McBride who loivedinMarlow Heights fromabout 1962 through 1998 passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on April 22, 2015. I am handling his affairs. Many may remember Tom as a very good basketball player at John Carroll HS and on the Courts in Marlow Heights for many years. Information at http://www.kalasfuneralhomes.com/ Regards to all of Tom's old friends. Tony Interdonato
I lived on Temple Hills Road, one block (on right) from St. Barnabas Rd. Parents owned Karl,s German Delicatessen in Hillcrest Heights Shopping Center, My Uncle owned the Exon station next to Sam,s Carwash. Married and devorced two of the Church girls (Wanda & Sharon).In 1969 drove red 428 CJ Mach 1.. During high school years, worked a A&P , Heap Big Beef , and Hillcrest Exon . Really had a great time growing up in the area.. Alot of great memories..
Well I really was a big fan of red barns but at the time I really confused all that worked there as I would always order a plain burger and fries.