Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early Rockville Residential Area
Explore Early Rockville Walking Tour
— Location: North Adams Street and Middle Lane —
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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Notable Buildings • Settlements & 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. 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 shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Beall-Dawson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonestreet Medical Museum (within shouting Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church and Parsonage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Also see . . .
1. 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.)
2. Printable brochure (PDF). This marker is site #10 on the printable brochure. (Submitted on August 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. 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.