Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Montgomery Avenue and Washington Street
Lost Rockville - 1801 to 1850
Rockville's businesses were not separated from the residential areas as today. Craftspeople and merchants often lived on the second story or next to their businesses. However, proximity to the Court House influenced many hotels, inns, and businesses to locate along Montgomery Avenue, Commerce Lane (now West Montgomery Avenue), and Washington Street. The area consisted of a variety of uses, including brick institutional buildings, small frame residences, 19th century hotels, and small businesses. The area of North Washington Street just north of Middle Lane was the location of the earliest black settlement in the town.
In the 1950s, increased traffic, lack of parking, and economic problems led City officials to redevelop the 46-acre area by demolishing most of the old buildings and replacing them with
Erected 2001 by City of Rockville, Maryland, and the Rockville Historic District Commission.
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° 5.061′ N, 77° 9.167′ W. Marker was in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker was on Washington Street north of E. Montgomery Avenue (Courthouse Square), on the right when traveling north. Marker is at Courthouse Square. 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. Rockville Business District (here, next to this marker); Hungerford Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Father Divine Birthplace (about 300 feet away); Gibbs v. Broome, et al/1931 Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Hungerford Tavern Site (about 300 feet away); Red Brick Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Rockville (about 400 feet away); Rockville Town Square (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
More about this marker. This marker is titled "Rockville Business District" on the Historic Rockville Walking Tour web page.
Also see . . . Take a Walking Tour and Explore Rockville. (Submitted on April 5, 2006.)
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More. Search the internet for Montgomery Avenue and Washington Street.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,072 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on September 3, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.