Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hebron House and Print Shop
11 Wood Lane
— Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour —
For over fifty years, Celestine and Jesse Hebron operated one of the most successful printing businesses in the county in this handcrafted building.
Jesse Hebron started his printing business on Falls Road in 1932. After serving in World War II he moved his business to the basement of this house. He built the house himself, casting the concrete blocks in molds on site and tinting them a warm yellow terracotta color. The subtle variations in the blocks reveal their handmade origins.
The Hebrons were long-time members of the adjacent Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant Church. Jesse served as treasurer for almost 52 years and Celestine was involved in many charitable activities and fundraising events. After they passed away in 1977, the church purchased the house and now uses it for offices.
Erected by City of Rockville, Historic District Commission, Department of Community Planning and Development Services. (Marker Number 9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Notable BuildingsMaryland, Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
Location. 39° 5.153′ N, 77° 9.218′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Wood Lane west of North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Wood Lane, 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. Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church and Parsonage (a few steps from this marker); Rockville Methodist Episcopal Church - Jerusalem/Mount Pleasant (a few steps from this marker); Galilean Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. T’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucy Simpson's Rockville Institute (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church (about 400 feet away); Rockville’s First Colored Schools (about 400 feet away); Higgins House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Also see . . . Walking Tour of Rockville's African American Heritage. (pdf) (Submitted on July 4, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2. submitted on July 4, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 3. submitted on June 19, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4. submitted on July 4, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.