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Early Rockville Residential Area

Location: North Adams Street and Middle Lane

 

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Early Rockville Residential Area Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
1. Early Rockville Residential Area Marker
Inscription.  The area of North Adams Street and Middle Lane contains four of the oldest surviving Rockville homes: 5, 101, and 106 N. Adams St., and the Beall-Dawson House at 103 W. Montgomery Ave.

The 1793 portion of the house at 5 N. Adams St. is likely the oldest structure in Rockville. The original portion is the two-story, two-room block on its northwest corner. It was built by Philip Jenkins and rented out. The property was enlarged and had a stable by 1866. The Victorian addition on the south was added in 1887 by the Miller family. The house pictured, 101 N. Adams St., is built around a log dwelling that dates to the late 18th century. Two lots with a small house were sold by W. P. Williams, who created the first subdivision of “Williamsburgh,” to Thomas Perry Willson in 1799, for 40 pounds. The house faced Middle Lane until it was remodeled in the 1920s to front Adams Street. Adam Robb, the tavern keeper, also owned this property at one time.

The front portion of 106 N. Adams St. is a log-framed, clapboard-covered dwelling built around 1825 by the Rev. Joseph Jones of the recently-formed Bethel Baptist Church. It is a two-story,
Early Rockville Residential Area Marker<br>& Higgins House Marker<br>at 101 North Adams Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
2. Early Rockville Residential Area Marker
& Higgins House Marker
at 101 North Adams Street
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four-room Federal house with Greek Revival detailing. George Peters Jr. and his wife Lavinia added several 19th century additions to accommodate their seven children. It was again enlarged and restored in the 20th century and remains a private home.
 
Erected by City of Rockville, Historic District Commission, Department of Community Planning and Development Services. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 5.107′ N, 77° 9.287′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Adams Street and West Middle Lane, on the right when traveling north on North Adams Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Adams 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. Williams-Wilson House (a few steps from this marker); Higgins House (a few steps from this marker); Beall-Dawson House and Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Beall Dawson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Beall-Dawson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucy Simpson's Rockville Institute (within
101 North Adams Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
3. 101 North Adams Street
Close-up of photo on marker
shouting distance of this marker); Stonestreet Medical Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Stonestreet's Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .  Early Rockville Walking Tour (online map). Oddly, this is stop No. 11 on the Early Rockville Walking Tour Map, not No. 10 as indicated on the marker. (Submitted on August 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Take a walking tour and explore Rockville image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
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5 North Adams Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
5. 5 North Adams Street
106 North Adams Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
6. 106 North Adams Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 17, 2022