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Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church and Parsonage

21 & 17 Wood Lane

 

óRockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour ó

 
Jerusalem-Mount Pleasant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 19, 2010
1. Jerusalem-Mount Pleasant Marker
Inscription. Racial tensions between African American and white church members peaked immediately before the Civil War. Pro-slavery parishioners joined the M. E. Church South in 1863. By 1868 the predominately African American M. E. Church North owned this property.

This church had African American parishioners, slaves and free men but was segregated. White worshipers entered the front door and sat in the sanctuary while African Americans used a separate entrance and sat upstairs in the gallery. Some African American parishioners protested this racist system by refusing to attend church, listening from outside the window.

The Parsonage was built in 1912 from trees harvested by the congregation at a church-owned lot in Poolesville. The Reverend James Cole, his wife Lila and their nine children lived here. These two buildings are among the few remaining historic church and parsonage units left in Montgomery County.
 
Erected by City of Rockville, Historic District Commission, Department of Community Planning and Development Services. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.153′ N, 77° 
Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church and Parsonage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 19, 2011
2. Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church and Parsonage Marker
9.225′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Wood Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 & 17 Wood Lane, Rockville MD 20850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockville Methodist Episcopal Church - Jerusalem/Mount Pleasant (here, next to this marker); Hebron House and Print Shop (a few steps from this marker); Galilean Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. Tís (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lucy Simpson's Rockville Institute (about 300 feet away); North Adams Street and Middle Lane Residential Area (about 400 feet away); Higgins House (about 400 feet away); Rockvilleís First Colored Schools (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant UMC History. (Submitted on July 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Jerusalem M. E. Church. Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties(PDF) (Submitted on July 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. Jerusalem M. E. Parsonage. Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties (PDF) (Submitted on July 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

4. Walking Tour of Rockville's African American Heritage. (pdf) (Submitted on July 4, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Buildings
 
West Montgomery Historic District<br>Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church and Parsonage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
3. West Montgomery Historic District
Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church and Parsonage Marker
Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
4. Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church
Close-up of photo on marker
Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
5. Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church
Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church Parsonage image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
6. Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church Parsonage
Map -- African American Heritage Walking Tour image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 29, 2013
7. Map -- African American Heritage Walking Tour
Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church is number 8.
Close-up of map on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 19, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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