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

Olney Inn Gas Lanterns

 
 
Olney Inn Gas Lanterns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2020
1. Olney Inn Gas Lanterns Marker
Inscription.  
These gas lanterns (now electrified) are composite units made from the remnants of four lanterns which bordered the horseshoe drive at the Olney Inn prior to its destruction by fire in 1977. Apparently the original lanterns were extensively damaged, since only these remnants are known to exist.

The reconstructed lanterns were made and given by Dudley Finneyfrock in 1988 for the illumination of the gardens at the Sandy Spring Museum. The Olney Inn, a well known local restaurant was located on Georgia Avenue in Olney where the headquarters branch of the Sandy Spring National Bank stands today (1992).
 
Erected 1992 by The Sandy Spring Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 8.974′ N, 77° 1.311′ W. Marker is in Sandy Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Bentley Road 0.1 miles north of Olney-Sandy Spring Road (Maryland Route 108), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring MD 20860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
One of the Olney Inn Gas Lanterns image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2020
2. One of the Olney Inn Gas Lanterns
The marker is directly in front of the lantern.
within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandy Spring Friends Meeting Site (approx. ¼ mile away); History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sandy Spring Ash Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Sandy Spring (approx. 0.7 miles away); Quakers Practicing their Faith in Montgomery County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Welcome to the Woodlawn Stone Barn Visitor Center (approx. 1½ miles away); Woodlawn (approx. 1½ miles away); The Rachel Carson Greenway (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Spring.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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