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Early Rockville Residential Area

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Location: North Adams Street and Middle Lane

 
Early Rockville Residential Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
1. Early Rockville Residential Area Marker
Inscription.  The area of North Adams Street and Middle Lane contains four of the oldest surviving Rockville homes: 5, 101, and 106 N. Adams St., and the Beall-Dawson House at 103 W. Montgomery Ave.

The 1793 portion of the house at 5 N. Adams St. is likely the oldest structure in Rockville. The original portion is the two-story, two-room block on its northwest corner. It was built by Philip Jenkins and rented out. The property was enlarged and had a stable by 1866. The Victorian addition on the south was added in 1887 by the Miller family. The house pictured, 101 N. Adams St., is built around a log dwelling that dates to the late 18th century. Two lots with a small house were sold by W. P. Williams, who created the first subdivision of “Williamsburgh,” to Thomas Perry Willson in 1799, for 40 pounds. The house faced Middle Lane until it was remodeled in the 1920s to front Adams Street. Adam Robb, the tavern keeper, also owned this property at one time.

The front portion of 106 N. Adams St. is a log-framed, clapboard-covered dwelling built around 1825 by the Rev. Joseph Jones of the recently-formed Bethel Baptist Church. It
Early Rockville Residential Area Marker<br>& Higgins House Marker<br>at 101 North Adams Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
2. Early Rockville Residential Area Marker
& Higgins House Marker
at 101 North Adams Street
is a two-story, four-room Federal house with Greek Revival detailing. George Peters Jr. and his wife Lavinia added several 19th century additions to accommodate their seven children. It was again enlarged and restored in the 20th century and remains a private home.
 
Location. 39° 5.107′ N, 77° 9.287′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Adams Street and West Middle Lane, on the right when traveling north on North Adams Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Adams Street, Rockville MD 20850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Higgins House (a few steps from this marker); North Adams Street and Middle Lane Residential Area (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Beall-Dawson House and Park (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Beall-Dawson House and Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Beall-Dawson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Beall Dawson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucy Simpson's Rockville Institute
101 North Adams Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
3. 101 North Adams Street
Close-up of photo on marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Beall-Dawson House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Early Rockville Walking Tour (online map). Oddly, this is stop No. 11 on the Early Rockville Walking Tour Map, not No. 10 as indicated on the marker. (Submitted on August 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Printable brochure (PDF). This marker is site #10 on the printable brochure. (Submitted on August 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
#10 - You are Here image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
4. #10 - You are Here
Close-up of map on marker
5 North Adams Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
5. 5 North Adams Street
106 North Adams Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
6. 106 North Adams Street
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 19 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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