Old Spring House & Pool of Bethesda

Old Spring House & Pool of Bethesda (HM1FOI)

Location: Bethesda, MD 20814 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.088', W 77° 5.759'

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Originally, the grounds of the National Naval Medical Center was a rural farm with a small pond fed by a natural spring. The picture to the right is the original spring house located on the property. the pool and the tiny stream reminded the President of the biblical Pool of Bethesda (see picture below) in Jerusalem (John V.2). "Bethesda" means "House of Mercy." Between 12/7/38 and 1/30/39 a total of eight parcels were purchased by the U.S. Government for a total of 266.421 acres. National Naval Medical Center deeded 24.01 acres to NCP & PC in 1942 leaving the current acreage of 242.38.
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 3:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318500 N 4319029
Decimal Degrees39.00146667, -77.09598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.088', W 77° 5.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 5.28" N, 77° 5' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)202, 240, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-25 Wood Rd, Bethesda MD 20814, US
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