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

Beall-Dawson House and Park

Explore Early Rockville Walking Tour - Site # 11

 

— Location 103 West Montgomery Avenue —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
1. Beall-Dawson House and Park Marker
Inscription.  The Beall-Dawson property originally extended from Montgomery Avenue west to Forest Avenue and north to Martins Lane. The house was built in 1815 by Upton Beall, clerk of the Montgomery County Court. The 2 1/2-story brick, Federal-style home is distinguished by elegant architecture that was more common in Georgetown, where the family first lived. It stood out from the more typical and smaller Rockville log and clapboard houses at the time. Now owned by the City of Rockville, it is operated as a museum by the Montgomery County Historical Society. The museum features period rooms containing early 19th century furnishings, and changing exhibits on topics relating to Montgomery County history and material culture.

The Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine is a one-room doctor's office built for Dr. Edward E. Stonestreet from 1852 to 1903. It contains exhibits on 19th century medicine, the life of a country doctor, and his service as a U.S. Army Civil War surgeon. The building originally stood in front of Stonestreet's home at Monroe Street and East Montgomery Avenue. It was donated to the Montgomery County Historical Society and
Beall-Dawson House and Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
2. Beall-Dawson House and Park Marker
moved to the complex in 1972. The building had many uses after Stonestreet's death, including a museum, the first public library in Rockville and a ticket office for the Rockville Fair.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 5.083′ N, 77° 9.308′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from West Montgomery Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 West Montgomery Avenue, 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. Beall-Dawson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Beall Dawson House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Beall-Dawson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonestreet Medical Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Rockville Residential Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Higgins House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucy Simpson's Rockville Institute (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bell Tower Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Early Rockville Walking Tour (online map). URL represented on marker (corrected for secure internet protocal). (Submitted on August 9, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
3. Beall-Dawson House
Close-up of photo on marker
 

2. Printable Walking Tour Brochure (PDF). (Submitted on August 9, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
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By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
4. Beall-Dawson House
Map - You are Here image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
5. Map - You are Here
QR Code & URL image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
6. QR Code & URL
Scan this QR code or visit the link below to follow this tour on any mobile device. To read the QR code, use any QR code reader app from your device's app store. Printed brochures are also available at Rockville City Hall, http://maps.rockvillemd.gov/walking_tours/HistoricRockville/

Not only do the the QR code and URL fail to use of secure internet protocol (https) -- The correct URL is https://maps.rockvillemd.gov/walking_tours/HistoricRockville/ -- this marker is No. 12 on the map, not No. 11 as indicated on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on August 9, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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