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

Bingham-Brewer House

Location: 307 Great Falls Road

 

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Bingham-Brewer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 4, 2021
1. Bingham-Brewer House Marker
Inscription.  
This two-story Federal structure is significant for its architecture and for its personal associations. The house is one of only two pre-1830 brick structures still intact in Rockville.

The front section is 24-feet high and 24-feet wide. It rests on brick foundations and is set in Flemish bond-pattern brick. Several additions were built in the 19th century. Outbuildings once included a smokehouse, chicken house, garage and privy.

Julius Bingham, publisher of a weekly Rockville newspaper, "True American and Farm Register," built the house and left an interior brick inscribed "JAB 1821." The house has been owned by other prominent leaders of Rockville, including William McClenahan, organizer of the Rockville Christian Church and teacher at the Rockville Academy; Jesse Leach, a saddler, publisher and founder of the Baptist Church, who sold land to black families farther south on Great Falls Road; the Veirs family, local landowners, politicians and businessmen; and the Brewer family, members of which were influential in local government, legal, commercial and educational affairs. At the turn of the 20th century, the Brewer household

The Bingham-Brewer House and marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 4, 2021
2. The Bingham-Brewer House and marker
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included 10 children living in the home.
 
Erected by City of Rockville, Historic District Commission, Department of Community Planning and Development Services. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionCommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. 39° 4.913′ N, 77° 9.603′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Great Falls Road just south of Potomac Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 Great Falls Rd, 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. A different marker also named The Bingham-Brewer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Prettyman House (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Prettyman House (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Prettyman House (approx. ¼ mile away); Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Rockville Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bell Tower Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Stonestreet's Office (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked
National Register of Historic Places plaque for the house image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 4, 2021
3. National Register of Historic Places plaque for the house
marker.
 
 
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 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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