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This Complex of Buildings and Gardens

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
1. This Complex of Buildings and Gardens Marker
Inscription.  This complex of buildings and gardens stands on part of the land associated with Descendants of Ninian Beall, who came to Maryland in 1650. His son George reputedly gave his name to Georgetown which in 1752 was carved out of property he owned.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era.
 
Location. 38° 59.198′ N, 77° 5.878′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Old Georgetown Road (Maryland Route 187) just west of Moorland Lane, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in Chevy Chase Gardens Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Locust Grove (a few steps from this marker); Old Georgetown Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennallytown and Rockville Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Georgetown Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bank of Bethesda Building
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By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
2. This Complex of Buildings and Gardens Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Looking North up Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road in 1940 (about 400 feet away); The First Building for the Bethesda Fire Department (about 500 feet away); Bethesda - Chevy Chase Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
Regarding This Complex of Buildings and Gardens. The descendants of Ninian Beall referred to in this marker are Lindsey Beall and his daughter Virginia Lee Beall Withers who owned this property and the nearby Withers House.
 
Also see . . .  Colonel Ninian Beall. By Ruth Beall Gelders, 1976 (Submitted on April 22, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
This Complex of Buildings and Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
3. This Complex of Buildings and Gardens Marker
Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
4. Fountain
by Martin Puryear
Chevy Chase Gardens Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
5. Chevy Chase Gardens Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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