Hebron House and Print Shop
Location: 11 Wood Lane
Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour
For over 50 years, Celestine and Jesse Hebron operated one of the most successful printing businesses in the county to this handcrafted building.
Jesse Hebron started his printing business on Falls Road in 1932. After serving in World War II, he moved the operation to the basement of this house. He built the house himself, casting the concrete block in molds onsite and tinting them a warm-yellow terracotta color. The subtle variations in the block reveal their handmade origins.
The Hebrons were long-time members of the adjacent Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. Jesse served as treasurer for almost 52 years and Celestine was involved in many charitable activities and fundraising events. After they passed away in 1977, the church purchased the house.
Erected by City of Rockville, Historic District Commission, Department of Community Planning and Development Services. (Marker Number 9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Industry & Commerce
Location. 39° 5.153′ N, 77° 9.217′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Wood Lane just west of North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Wood Ln, 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. Jerusalem - Mt. Pleasant Church and Parsonage (a few steps from this marker); Rockville Methodist Episcopal Church - Jerusalem Mount Pleasant United United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Galilean Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucy Simpson's Rockville Institute (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mr. T's (about 300 feet away); Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church (about 400 feet away); Of By For (about 400 feet away); Williams-Wilson House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.