Gaithersburg in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Schwartz House / City Hall
The town of Gaithersburg purchased the property in 1958 as a prime location for a civic center in close proximity to the central business district, accessible from all parts of the city with room for expansion. In 1986, to accomodate the needs of a growing city government, construction began on a new office addition on the rear of the house. Making the town's past part of the city's future, the exterior of the Schwartz house was restored to its early restored to its early twentieth century grandeur. The building, with its new city council chambers and second-floor gallery, was dedicated to community use on Olde Towne
(picture caption): Edward Schwartz in his Peony Garden, c. 1918
Erected by City of Gaithersburg.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 39° 8.413′ N, 77° 11.629′ W. Marker is in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from South Summit Avenue close to Old Towne Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg MD 20877, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wells-Robertson House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station (about 600 feet away); The Early Years (about 600 feet away); The Business of Agriculture: (about 600 feet away); Gaithersburg Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department (about 600 feet away); Serving the Community's Health Care Needs (about 600 feet away); A Center of Culture and Commerce (about 600 feet away); Building The Future (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaithersburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,746 times since then and 178 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 5, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 10, 11, 12. submitted on March 1, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 13. submitted on March 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.