Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Bingham-Brewer House
Lost Rockville - 1801 to 1850
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. It is three bays across and one bay deep with a small porch sheltering the front door. Several additions were built in the 19th century. Outbuildings include a smokehouse, chicken house, a garage, and privy.
Julius Bingham, publisher of a weekly Rockville newspaper, built the house in 1821 and left an interior brick inscribed "JAB 1821." The house has been owned by several other prominent leaders of Rockville, including William McClenahan, organizer of the Rockville Christian Church and teacher at the Rockville Academy; the Veirs family, local landowners; 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 included 10 children living in the home.
The appearance of the front section
Erected 2001 by City of Rockville, Maryland, and the Rockville Historic District Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Lost Rockville – 1801 to 1850 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
Location. 39° 4.93′ N, 77° 9.607′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Great Falls Road (Maryland Route 189) and Potomac Street, on the right when traveling west on Great Falls Road. 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 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Bingham-Brewer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Prettyman House (approx. 0.2 miles 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Related marker. Click here another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,738 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.