Beall-Dawson House

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Beall-Dawson House
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Beall-Dawson house, January 2005
Beall-Dawson House is located in Maryland
Beall-Dawson House
Location 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, Maryland
Coordinates 39°5′3″N 77°9′19″W / 39.08417°N 77.15528°W / 39.08417; -77.15528Coordinates: 39°5′3″N 77°9′19″W / 39.08417°N 77.15528°W / 39.08417; -77.15528
Built 1815
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 73000933 [1]
Added to NRHP March 30, 1973

The The Beall-Dawson House is a historic home located at Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is a 2 12-story Federal house, three bays wide by two deep, constructed of Flemish bond brick on the front facade and common bond elsewhere. Outbuildings on the property include an original brick dairy house and a mid-19th century one-room Gothic Revival frame doctor's office which was moved to the site for use as a museum. The house was constructed in 1815.

It serves as the headquarters of the Montgomery County Historical Society which maintains the house as an early 19th-century period historic house museum.[2] The house also include indoor slave quarters, and two rooms with changing exhibits of local history.

The Beall-Dawson House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

The property also includes the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine, a one room doctor's office with medical and pharmaceutical tools, furniture, and books from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

History[edit]

The house was built for Upton Beall and his family in 1815. His daughters lived there for their entire lives, and the house was owned by the family until 1960. Amelia Somervell Dawson, a Beall cousin, also lived in the house with her family, which gives the house its name.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Beall-Dawson House". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Beall-Dawson Historical Park." Montgomery County Historical Society, n.d. Web. 09 Sept 2013.

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