The Baltimore Sun Page 9 April 16, 1900 A home owned by Mr. Newman and Charles Scobell burned yesterday. They were two of the best and largest homes in Lakeland. Both were empty as residents had moved out. The fires were noticed about 1 am and could not be saved.
Death report along with biography of former ruler of a group of Indian providences. He made a tour of the Lakeland fisheries operation with Edwin Newman in 1907. The Gaekwar of Baroda was a progressive leader and world traveler.
Washington Post Page 14 Outside of the City Limits Millions Have Been Invested A Comprehensive Review of the Marvelous Development Which is in Progress Around the Nations Capital Edwin A. Newman owner of Lakeland named the lake in honor of his wife. The lake covers an area of 7 acres and is 5 feet deep. It is fed by more than 100 springs and a 20 inch pipe from Paint Branch. The lake was created 20 years ago by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad when they harvested gravel for ballast. Newman improved the site as a lake. He is now developing the surrounding area as a twelve and a half acre park. This will include stocking the lake with about 10,000 bass, adding plants and pleasure boats. Sidewalks and an electric light plant will be added and there is a post office. A weekly newspaper will be published. Improvements are valued at $135,000 with $65,000 more improvements expected in the l next 8 months. Listed are some of the community’s residents and property owners.
Washington Post Citizens Claim to Have Been Defrauded in a Real Estate Deal Charles S. Zange and Joseph W. Zimmerman sued Edwin A. Newman and John H. Flanggan charging the four lots they purchased in Lakeland were misrepresented. They understood the lots to be on a plateau. Upon seeing the land they found the lots to be in a hollow and to to be particularly made up of a creek. Zange and Zimmerman are asking the court to cancel the sale and note and that their payment be refunded to them. The land is in Lakeland an area formally known as West Charlton.
Evening Star May 29 1906 p 1 Will Depart Tomorrow- The Vising Indian Prince Much Pleased With His Visit. Tomorrow His highness the Maharaja Gaekwar of Baroda and his wife will leave Washington to go to Philadelphia. He described his time in Washington as “one of the most interesting visits in any city of any country”. After a two day stay in Philadelphia their highnesses will go to Boston then on to western states. During their visit in our region the maharaja gave a short address at National Park Seminary. The pair attended a dinner hosted by the French ambassador and Mme. Jusserand. He made a visit to the Smithsonian Museum and was given an automobile tour of various parks by Senator and Mrs. Elkins. They visited a reform school on Sunday morning accompanied by Shimont Sampatrao Gaekiyard. The group later visited the Maryland Agricultural College. President of the Aquarium Fisheries of Lakeland in Prince Georges county Maryland, Edward A. Newman took them to his facility for a visit. They seemed very interested in what they saw and had numerous questions. The maharajah said he had decided to establish a similar facility in India. The group next went to Luray caverns.
Washington Post December 3, 2017 Page C3 John Kelly's Washington Henry Bishop, known as the “Gold Fish King” was a German immigrant who turned an interest in birds and fish into a successful business. His company sold the goldfish as well as aquariums, plants, ornaments, and food with the fish having their origin in Lakeland. Edwin Newman started his promotion of Lakeland with homes for sale on monthly payments. A main feature of the development was a park with Lake Artemisia. The lake was stocked with fish and outfitted with boats. Soon Mr. Bishop was using the body of water to raise his fish. In time there were about 25 acres of breeding ponds. The government also used pods in the area for breeding fish. A 1915 report detailed the excellent results of the operation in Lakeland. In Lakeland whites lived on the west while African Americans lived to the east. It is unclear when the use of fish ponds was discontinued. When the Metro’s Green Line was being built engineers realized the land in the are held sand and gravel which could’ve used for construction . One of their number Johann Sikkar proposed a cost saving measure of using that local gravel. Carrying out that plan resulted in a 38-acre park. Helping Hand Fundrasing campaign is underway to raise money for Bright Beginnings, N Street Village, and So Others Might Eat. The goal is $200,000 with $39,613 donated.
Washington Post Ad More homes at Lakeland 6 to 10 room cottages costing $2,200 to $4,500.
Aerial Photograph of lakes, airport and environs.
Evening Star News Article Lakeland Democratic Club Parade Edwin Newman will be directing a parade by the Lakeland Democratic club today. They will march the main streets of Washington DC. Members will meet at 4 o'clock. The group completed a tour of major southern Maryland towns on Saturday.
Washington Post April 16, 1900 Page 9 Suspensions of Indignation - One House Blazes Up While Frist is Burning About 1:00 in the morning a nice unoccupied cottage in Lakeland was discovered to be on fire. While attempts were being made to save part of the building it another home about 300 yards away was discovered to be burning as well. It is believed that the fires were intentional. The residences had been vacant for weeks. Colored people were angry that they were unable to rent the homes as only whites tenants were welcome. The cottages had been built by Mr. E. A. Newman and were owned by a trust company located in Philadelphia. Both home valued at a total of $2,000 were insured against loss. A careful investigation of the fire will be made.
By the Aquarium Fisheries Company of Prince George’s County MD
Evening Star January 5, 1927 Page 2 Newspaper Article Attorney, Builder, Inventor and Democratic Leader Expires Following Illness As an active member of the Democratic party he organized the local club, was chairman of the central committee and acted as delegate to the national convention. Mr. Newman was a supporter of William Jennings Bryan during his presidential candidacy. Newman published a newspaper called National Watchman which focused on politics. As a practicing attorney he was a member of Baldwin, Hopkins and Peyton a firm of patent attorneys. In addition to his work in law Mr. Newman helped to develop College Park, built fisheries in Lakeland and received a patent for his invention of a thermostat. He was from Allentown, PA. His survivors are his widow, sons, Cloud and Edwin Peires Shoemaker Newman as well as four daughters Mrs. Arthur Drefs, Mrs. John Cammack, Helen Carbery Newman and Asdia Walser Newman as well as grandsons Francis, David, Paul and John Newman and John and William Cammack.
Gives facilities and land acquisition information for Lakeland, Berwyn, Branchville . Other information is given including identification of buildings and names of property owners for land adjacent to railroad land. Map shows changes in street names, the addition of an area next to Lakeland called Paint Branch and Lakeland Platforms does not appear on the map. A listing of facility changes is also given. Notations s show a “Fish House” adjacent to the rail lane at the location of “fish platforms”. The platforms were retired in 1931. This is a revision to the 1918 survey and contains a notations on property transfers for each area beginning with the company's acquisition of the property noted.
Evening Star Newspaper Article Early Completion of Columbia and Maryland Electric Road Detailed Description of the System Power House and Plant Being Constructed at Lakeland Location of powerhouse is thanks to the efforts of Edwin Newman. Article covers two whole columns.
Showing Proposed Enlargement To 1,030 Acres- Exhibit to House Bill No. 27502 and Senate Bill No. 8108 Third Session 62nd Congress “A field of level land two & one half miles long and three-fourths of a mile wide, seven miles from the Capital building on the main line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad between Washington and Baltimore. Four stations with sidings fronting on the property viz. Riverdale, College Park, Lakeland and Berwyn Electric railways and boulevards direct to Washington bordering the field on both sides” Third Session of 62nd Congress = 1912-1913