Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rockville Business District
Location: Montgomery Avenue and Washington Street
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Rockville's commercial activity was not separated from the residential areas as it is today. Craftsmen and merchants often lived on the second story or next to their place of business. However, proximity to the courthouse influenced many hotels, inns and shops to locate along Montgomery Avenue, Commerce Lane (now West Montgomery Avenue) and Washington Street. The area consisted of a variety of uses, including brick institutional buildings, small-frame residences, 19th century hotels and small businesses. Middle Lane and the area of Washington Street just north of Middle Lane was the location of a sizeable, early African-American settlement in the growing town.
In the 1950s, increased traffic, lack of parking, and economic problems led city officials to pursue redevelopment
City of Rockville Historic District Commission
Department of Community Planning and Development Services www.rockviIIemd.gov/CPDS
Erected by City of Rockville Historic District Commission Department of Community Planning and Development Services www.rockviIIemd.gov/CPDS.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 39° 5.061′ N, 77° 9.167′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Street and Montgomery Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 North Washington 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. Hungerford Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Father Divine Birthplace (about 300 feet away); Gibbs v. Broome, et al/1931 Courthouse (about 300 Hungerford Tavern Site (about 300 feet away); Red Brick Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Rockville Town Square (about 400 feet away); Rockville (about 400 feet away); Hungerford Tavern/Susan Russell House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.