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Looking North up Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road in 1940

 
 
Looking North up Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road in 1940 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 2, 2019
1. Looking North up Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road in 1940 Marker
Inscription.  Looking north up Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road in 1940. The Bank of Bethesda building, now Crestar Bank, is to the left. The sign to the right announces that the Hot Shoppe was coming soon — it opened in January, 1941. Behind the sign, the building with the columns is the Pumphrey Funeral Home — originally the old George Bradley residence that dates from the late 19th century.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1941.
 
Location. 38° 59.126′ N, 77° 5.883′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Arlington Road north of Edgemoor Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4903 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda MD 20814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bank of Bethesda Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Building for the Bethesda Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Georgetown Road (within shouting distance of this marker); This Complex of Buildings and Gardens
Looking North up Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road in 1940 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 2, 2019
2. Looking North up Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road in 1940 Marker
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Locust Grove (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Old Georgetown Road (about 500 feet away); Tennallytown and Rockville Railroad (about 500 feet away); Five Points, historic crossroads (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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