104 West Jefferson Street
— Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour —
The Johnson-Prettyman family lived in this 1841 house for five generations. During their ownership they transitioned from owning slaves to employing domestic servants. This c. 1890 photograph of the Prettyman House shows an African American domestic servant holding the family's baby.
Often these servants lived with their employers or walked from their residences in Haiti or Middle Lane. The meager but steady income of domestic servants started many African American families on the long road to home ownership, financial self-sufficiency, and access to education.
Erected by City of Rockville Historic District Commission. (Marker Number 6.)
Location. 39° 4.99′ N, 77° 9.36′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 West Jefferson Street, Rockville MD 20850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Prettyman House
Also see . . .
1. Rockville African American Heritage Walking Tour (online map). This is Stop # 6 on the online map. (Submitted on August 22, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Printable brochure (PDF). (Submitted on August 22, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 11, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.