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

North Adams Street and Middle Lane Residential Area

Lost Rockville - 1801 to 1850

 
 
North Adams Street and Middle Lane Residential Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 14, 2006
1. North Adams Street and Middle Lane Residential Area Marker
Inscription.  The area at North Adams Street and Middle Lane has four of the oldest surviving Rockville homes: 101, 106, and 5 North Adams, and the Beall-Dawson House.

The 1793 portion of the house at 5 North Adams is probably the oldest structure in Rockville. The original portion is the two-story, two-room attic and lean-to 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. It is currently used as a law office.

The house pictured, 101 North Adams Street, 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, the subdivider of "Williamsburgh," to Thomas Perry Willson in 1799 for 40 pounds. The log dwelling faced Middle Lane until remodeled in the 1920s to front upon Adams.

The front portion of 106 North Adams is a log-framed clapboard-covered dwelling built around 1825 by Rev. Joseph Jones of the recently-formed Bethel Baptist Church. It is a two-story, four-room Federal house with Greek Revival detailing. George
101 North Adams image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs
2. 101 North Adams
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. It remains a private home.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Lost Rockville – 1801 to 1850 marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 39° 5.105′ N, 77° 9.278′ W. Marker was in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker was at the intersection of West Middle Lane and North Adams Street, on the right when traveling west on West Middle Lane. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Rockville MD 20850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Higgins House (here, next to this marker); Early Rockville Residential Area (a few steps from this marker); 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, after 1906 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
3. 101 North Adams, after 1906
Close-up of photo on marker
Peerless Rockville
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Beall-Dawson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
More about this marker. One of the "Lost Rockville – 1801 to 1850" series of markers.
 
Also see . . .  Robb/HIggins/Ward House, 101 North Adams Street. Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties (PDF) (Submitted on July 4, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
101 North Adams image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
4. 101 North Adams
The rear of the house demonstrates its growth from a log structure to the current law office. The log portion is visible on the right covered in crude variable-width weatherboards.
Circa 1798 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
5. Circa 1798
City of Rockville Historic Property
T D image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
6. T D
Logo representing Doyle & Associates, LLC one of the current occupants of 101 North Adams.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,731 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on August 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 4, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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