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Don S.S. Goodloe House


The Don Speed Smith Goodloe House is a 1916 Colonial Revival style building with brick veneer.  Goodloe was the first principal of the Maryland Normal and Industrial School. The school, now Bowie State University, was Maryland’s first post-secondary school for African Americans. As principal of the school from its opening in 1911 until 1921, Goodloe directed and managed the school through its formative years; he was employed under a joint contract with his wife, Fannie Carey Goodloe, who served as matron and music teacher. Goodloe had this handsome house built to accommodate not only his family, but also students for which he received additional income from the state. The house was designed by John A. Moore, an African American architect from Washington, D.C. Goodloe occupied the house until his death in 1959, and the building remained in the possession of his heirs until 1990. It is the only building still standing from the college’s early period.  It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. It is currently known as the Goodloe Alumni house at Bowie State University.



The Prince George’s County Historical Society cordially invites you to our

 Prince of a County Reception and Fundraiser

Sunday, September 24, 2017

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Don S.S. Goodloe House

9300 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie, MD 20715

  $50.00 per person                         RSVP by September 16, 2017

  ($25.00 tax deductible)                    Information: 301-440-8404



Our guest speaker for the afternoon is Ricardo C. Mitchell, President of the Bowie State University Alumni Association.  He graduated from BSU in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  As quarterback for the BSU football team, he set several records and achieved many accolades.  His professional career has included management positions, as well as owning three companies.  He is active in county civic and sports organizations.  Mr. Mitchell is married with three children and three grandchildren.


The Prince George’s County Historical Society has served Prince Georgians since 1952 by highlighting the rich heritage of their County and promoting its appreciation on many levels. The annual Prince of a County Reception is a fundraising effort designed to support the Society’s goals while showcasing a private historic residence.

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