White Oak in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The two brick Colonial Revival buildings housed offices and pumping equipment. The structures reflect a design that was popular for houses in the late 1820's, and are an interesting adaptation of a domestic look for a municipal structure.
This turbulent stream was the location of one of the county's earliest grist mills, which stood here starting in the 1700s. Originally called Bealle's Mill, it ground grain into flour for nearby residents.
Robert B. Morse Filtration Plant
This site represents the revolutionary move from on era to another —from the use of water in order to power simple machines for local production, to the multi-million-dollar industry of protecting the public water supply for a large region. This small site helped make possible the enormous growth that suburbanization brought to our region.
One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this
Erected by Montgomery County Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Environment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 39° 1.85′ N, 77° 0.363′ W. Marker is in White Oak, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Pike (U.S. 29). The marker is behind the WSSC building along the Rachel Carson Greenway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10700 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring MD 20901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rachel Carson (here, next to this marker); The Rachel Carson Greenway (a few steps from this marker); The Fall Line and the Gorge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rice The Organizer (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rice The Educator (approx. 0.8 miles away); Luther Rice (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rice The Journalist (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rice The Missionary (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Oak.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 3. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on June 5, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.