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

Mr. Ts

200 North Washington Street

 

Rockvilles African American Heritage Walking Tour

 
Mr. T's Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, June 19, 2010
1. Mr. T's Marker
Inscription.  After being made to wait while five white patrons who came in after him were served, George T. Johnson opened Mr. Ts as a store catering to African American clientele.

Taverns in Rockville were the only businesses that were allowed to remain segregated as an exemption to the 1962 City law against discrimination in public places. Mr. Ts initially sold ice cream, lunches, and candy. In the evening it was a popular local drinking establishment. George Johnson opened the doors of Mr. Ts to customers of all races who came in part because of Mr. Johnsons popularity and his participation in Rockville politics. Johnson was the first African American member of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce.
 
Erected by City of Rockville, Historic District Commission, Department of Community Planning and Development Services. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1962.
 
Location.
Mr. Ts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, June 19, 2011
2. Mr. Ts Marker
Marker is located behind the tree, lower middle.
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This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 5.188′ N, 77° 9.192′ W. Marker was in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker was at the intersection of North Washington Street and Beall Avenue on North Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 200 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 location. A different marker also named Mr. T's (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Of By For (within shouting distance of this marker); Galilean Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockville's First Colored School / Rockville's Second Colored School (within shouting distance of this marker); Hebron House and Print Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerusalem - Mt. Pleasant Church and Parsonage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockville Methodist Episcopal Church - Jerusalem Mount Pleasant United United Methodist Church (about 300 feet 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 been replaced with the linked marker.
 
Also see . . .  Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour
Mr. Ts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2017
3. Mr. Ts Marker
. (Submitted on March 12, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Mr. Ts image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2017
4. Mr. Ts
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 19, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 14, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 12, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2022