Gaithersburg in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Schwartz House / Gaithersburg City Hall / Schwartz Peony Garden
In addition to being a successful real estate broker, Edward Schwartz was an enthusiastic amateur gardner. Adjacent to his home and extending to the railroad tracks and to Hutton Street, Schwartz cultivated what came to be known as the "World Famous Schwartz Peony Garden." Gaithersburg was already regarded as a country retreat for Washington D. C. residents, and the gardens drew numerous vacationers during their peak bloom in late May. The garden was comprised of more than 40,000 blooms from 410 varieties of peonies from around the world. Notable visitors to the elaborate display included President Woodrow Wilson and Mr. Gilbert Grosvenor, President of National Geographic Society, who
(Caption of the top photo): The Schwartz House
(Caption of the bottom photo): The Schwartz Peony Garden, early 1900's
Erected by City of Gaithersburg.
Location. 39° 8.502′ N, 77° 11.564′ W. Marker is in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Summit Avenue near Diamond Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (here, next to this marker); Building The Future (here, next to this marker); The Business of Agriculture: (here, next to this marker); Supplying an Agricultural Community (here, next to this marker); The Gaithersburg School (here, next to this marker); Gaithersburg Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department The Summit Hotel (here, next to this marker); Serving the Community's Health Care Needs (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaithersburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,487 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on November 6, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5, 6. submitted on March 7, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.