North Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic Montrose School
Designed by Thomas C. Groomes as a two room schoolhouse for white elementary students in rural communities of Montrose and Randolph. Used coal-burning stove, water from a well, and outhouses. Students planted the red cedar trees for Arbor Day in the 1920s.
Enlarged and Modernized 1948
Third teacher and classroom, indoor plumbing, and central heat added. One hundred students enrolled.
Elementary School use until 1960. Special education facility 1960-66, then MCPS office until 1970.State Highway Administration bought land to build a road, planning to demolish building.
Restoration and Reuse 1981
Peerless Rockville purchased the school 1972. Restored with volunteer help and private and public funding. Reopened for use, 1981, with additional restoration in 1986-87 and 1994-96.
Centennial of Montrose School 2009 Schoolhouse held in trust by Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation Ltd. Montgomery Master Plan for Historic Preservation 1980 National Register of Historic Places 1983
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 39° 3.208′ N, 77° 6.912′ W. Marker is in North Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Montrose Parkway. Marker is 100 feet west of the School House at 5721 Montrose Pkwy North Bethesda, MD 20852. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville MD 20852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 11333 Woodglen Drive (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Alluvium" is an artwork by Jim Sanborn (approx. ¾ mile away); Veirs Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Garrett Park Waiting Room (approx. 1½ miles away); Garrett Park, Md. (approx. 1.6 miles away); Garrett Park, MD (approx. 1.7 miles away); John C. Brown Memorial Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Autre - St. Mary’s Plantation (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bethesda.
Also see . . . Montrose Schoolhouse. National Register Nomination Form (MD-IHP) (Submitted on July 27, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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