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

Wells-Robertson House

Built: 1885

 
 
Wells-Robertson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 27, 2017
1. Wells-Robertson House Marker
Inscription. The Wells-Robertson House is sited on land that was once part of the 1723 land grant known as Deer Park. William R. Hutton, a well-known engineer, and his heirs began dividing and selling the land during the last half of the nineteenth century. In 1885 Henry and Rosa Miller acquired this lot, convenient to the recently erected B&O Railroad Station, and had William T. Hilton & Sons, the county's best-known builder, constructed this Victorian Queen Anne style house. Henry Miller was part owner of the Gaithersburg Milling and Manufacturing Company and involved with several other early Gaithersburg business ventures. In 1895, the Millers moved into the house that is now the Gaithersburg City Hall. From 1895 to 1918 Kate and Dr. Isreal Warfield, a dentist, occupied the house and for a few months in 1904 so did many of the boarding students from Fairview Seminary, after a fire destroyed their school. The Wells family purchased the house in 1925 and their daughter, Mary Wells Robertson continued to live here until 1987, when the house was sold to the city. This Victorian landmark was restored by the city in 1988 and dedicated to the community as a transitional house for the homeless. The project's success has made it a model for other jurisdictions and the house stands as a testimony to the partnership of government,business and
Wells-Robertson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 27, 2017
2. Wells-Robertson House Marker
community that forged together to define problems, identify solutions and take action to benefit the community.
 
Location. 39° 8.465′ N, 77° 11.55′ W. Marker is in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Wells Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Wells Avenue, Gaithersburg MD 20877, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Early Years (within shouting distance of this marker); Building The Future (within shouting distance of this marker); The Schwartz House / Gaithersburg City Hall / Schwartz Peony Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Business of Agriculture: (within shouting distance of this marker); Supplying an Agricultural Community (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gaithersburg School (within shouting distance of this marker); Gaithersburg Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); The Summit Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaithersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of Wells Robertson House. (Submitted on March 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkNotable Buildings
 
A Panoramic View of The Wells-Robertson House, c. 1918 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 27, 2017
3. A Panoramic View of The Wells-Robertson House, c. 1918
In this view of the Schwartz Peony Garden the Wells-Robertson House is on the far right and the Gaithersburg Railroad Station is on the far left.
Close-up of photo on marker
Wells-Robertson House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 27, 2017
4. Wells-Robertson House
Wells-Robertson House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 27, 2017
5. Wells-Robertson House
Stained-glass Window over the Front Door. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 27, 2017
6. Stained-glass Window over the Front Door.
Chimney image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 27, 2017
7. Chimney
Gaithersburg<br>A Character Counts! City image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 27, 2017
8. Gaithersburg
A Character Counts! City
Wells/Robertson House
“A Community Effort”
1 Wells Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 301 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8. submitted on March 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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