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Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Walter Johnson House

 
 
Walter Johnson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 15, 2015
1. Walter Johnson House Marker
Inscription.
This property has been
Placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

By the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Location. 39° 0.282′ N, 77° 6.658′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Old Georgetown Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9100 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mary Woodard Lasker Center for Health Research and Education (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tree of Hippocrates (approx. 0.4 miles away); At This Location (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Louis Stokes Laboratories (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Centennial Anchor (approx. 0.6 miles away); President Franklin D. Roosevelt (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bethesda Meeting House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Church that Named a Community (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethesda.
 
More about this marker. Washington Senators pitcher Walter Perry Johnson, "The Big Train", owned this house between 1924 until 1936.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Walter Johnson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 15, 2015
2. Walter Johnson House Marker
Walter Johnson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 15, 2015
3. Walter Johnson House Marker
Walter Johnson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 15, 2015
4. Walter Johnson House Marker
Walter Johnson<br>The Big Train image. Click for full size.
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5. Walter Johnson
The Big Train
Mrs. Walter Johnson image. Click for full size.
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6. Mrs. Walter Johnson
Walter Johnson, star twirler of the Washington ball club, and greatest pitcher baseball has ever known, pitched the last game a double-header against Philadelphia recently, won it, then hurried into his wedding clothes and dashed to the home of Representative E. E. Roberts of Nevada, where the latter's daughter, Miss Hazel, became Mrs. Walter Johnson. The newly married couple left for a honeymoon automobile trip to Atlantic City. — The day book, Chicago, July 2, 1914.
"Big Train" to roll again. image. Click for full size.
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7. "Big Train" to roll again.
Germantown, MD, Sept. 13 [1938] Walter Johnson; Washington Senators' pitching star for two decades, scored another shutout yesterday when he defeated his opponent, James M. Mount, for the Republican nomination as County Commissioner for Montgomery County. The score was: Johnson 1,025 votes, Mount 40, Johnson is pictured as he warmed up that powerful right arm in preparation for the campaign he will wage for election. The former pitcher now runs a dairy farm here. [The dairy farm mentioned here is the site of Seneca Valley High School in Germantown.]
Walter Johnson's Grave<br>Rockville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 9, 2011
8. Walter Johnson's Grave
Rockville Cemetery
Walter Perry
Johnson
1887 — 1946
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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