Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
200 North Washington Street
ó Rockvilleís African American Heritage Walking Tour ó
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. Tís initially sold ice cream, lunches, and candy. In the evening it was a popular local drinking establishment. George Johnson opened the doors of Mr. Tís to customers of all races who came in part because of Mr. Johnsonís 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 Americans • Notable Buildings. In addition, Maryland, Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1962.
Location. 39° 5.188′ N, 77° 9.192′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Street and Beall Avenue on North Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockvilleís First Colored Schools (within shouting distance of this marker); Galilean Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Hebron House and Print Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockville Methodist Episcopal Church - Jerusalem/Mount Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church and Parsonage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Snowden Funeral Home (about 300 feet away); Rockville Town Square (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Also see . . . Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour. (Submitted on March 12, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 13 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.