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Gaithersburg in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pythian Temple

 
 
Pythian Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
1. Pythian Temple Marker
Inscription.  This building was built and occupied by Forest Oak Lodge #123, Knights of Pythias, Domain of Maryland, from October 2 1911 until November 11, 1970. The building was designed by Architect H. S. Kinsley, and was built by Hezekiah Day, General Contractor who was a charter member of the lodge. The cornerstone was laid on May 16 1911.
 
Erected by City of Gaithersburg.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureFraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 39° 8.558′ N, 77° 11.603′ W. Marker is in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Summit Avenue just north of East Diamond Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 North 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. John A. Belt Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Early Years (about 400 feet away); The Business of Agriculture:
Pythian Temple Marker & Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
2. Pythian Temple Marker & Cornerstone
(about 400 feet away); Gaithersburg Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department (about 400 feet away); Serving the Community's Health Care Needs (about 400 feet away); A Center of Culture and Commerce (about 400 feet away); Building The Future (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaithersburg.
 
Pythian Temple image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
3. Pythian Temple
Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
4. Cornerstone

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Temple
1911
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 410 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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