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The Summit Hotel

 
 
The Summit Hotel marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, November 3, 2007
1. The Summit Hotel marker
Inscription.  
Built in 1881, the Summit Hotel was regarded as a trendy spring and summer resort for those fortunate enough to take a holiday from the hustle and bustle of Washington, D. C. The hotel was located at the northeast corner of Summit and Frederick Avenues where Saint Martin's Church now stands. The elegant hotel was surrounded by stately elm trees and could accommodate as many as 100 guests.

During the spring and summer months, the Summit Hotel was open to the many vacationers escaping the heat of the nation's capitol. The hotel manager, Juan Boyle, hosted many elaborate banquets, elegant balls, and open air concerts throughout the social season. Boyle's catered affairs were tastefully done and attracted many distinguished guests, including senators and other notable political figures. Although business slowed during the cold winter months, the Summit Hotel remained fully utilized. During the hotel's final winter, it served as home to the Fair View Seminary. Sadly, the Summit Hotel was destroyed by fire in 1895.

(Photo caption): The Summit Hotel
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 39° 8.502′ N, 77° 11.564′ W. Marker is in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on South Summit Avenue just south of East Diamond Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg MD 20877, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Early Years (here, next to this marker); The Business of Agriculture: (here, next to this marker); Gaithersburg Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department (here, next to this marker); Serving the Community's Health Care Needs (here, next to this marker); A Center of Culture and Commerce (here, next to this marker); Building The Future (here, next to this marker); The Schwartz House / Gaithersburg City Hall / Schwartz Peony Garden (here, next to this marker); Supplying an Agricultural Community (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaithersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2024. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,198 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2019, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on November 6, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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