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Federal style of the Beall-Dawson House

The end of August and beginning of September found me commuting to Rockville, Maryland, once again to attend a work-related class. (See my earlier Rockville entries from June 2008.) This was a beautful week weather-wise, so I did not mind the 70 to 80 mintue daily drive each way and change of scene. I was able to discover a bit more about Rockville history and took several walks around the Rockville Town Center neighborhood after class.

To the west of the Montgomery County Courthouse square, I discovered a brick historic house museum situated in a park.  How had I missed the Beall-Dawson House last year? Huge compared to its contemporaries, the Federal-style house was built in 1815 by a local family to emulate the mansions of Georgetown, DC.

Beall-Dawson House (1815)
Unfortunately, the house closed at 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, so I was never able to tour the inside by the time class ended. Also on the property was the tiny, but grandly named, Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine. The white frame structure had been the office of Dr. Edward E. Stonestreet from 1852 to 1903, Rockville's only doctor. Apparently, he just locked the office and left one day. Years later, his medical tools and medicinals were discoverd intact and now form the museum's displays.

On Wednesday, the weekly Out to Lunch Wednesdays celebration with live music, outdoor eating, and a  farmer's market were in progress along Montgomery Avenue. I'd enjoyed that event last year and went back to take it in once more.

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Federal style of the Beall-Dawson …
Federal style of the Beall-Dawson…
Beall-Dawson House (1815)
Beall-Dawson House (1815)
Beall-Dawson House
Beall-Dawson House
Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century…
Stonestreet Museum of 19th Centur…
Rockville Victorian
Rockville Victorian
Out to Lunch Wednesday banner
Out to Lunch Wednesday banner
Out to Lunch Wednesday festival
Out to Lunch Wednesday festival
Jazz band on the performance stage
Jazz band on the performance stage
Farmers Market
Farmer's Market
New constrctuion at Rockville Town…
New constrctuion at Rockville Tow…
Rockville Town Center plaza
Rockville Town Center plaza
Rockville Pedicab
Rockville Pedicab
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