Building The Future

Building The Future (HM1MB)

Location: Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 8.502', W 77° 11.564'

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The completion of the railroad and the city's incorporation in the 1870's established a solid base upon which Gaithersburg could grow and flourish. Following the City's incorporation in 1878, Henry Ward became the president of the town's Commissioners. By 1891 the First National Bank of Gaithersburg opened, and not long after that, Gaithersburg became the first community in Montgomery County to have telephone service. Then, in 1898, George W. Meem, was elected to be the first mayor as the town changed to a mayor and council form of government. In 1913, electricity became available and the first "moving picture place" opened at the Masonic Hall on Russell Avenue. The first interstate bus line passed through Gaithersburg in 1916. Ten years later, Asbury Methodist Home was established, known then as the Methodist Home of the Aged and Orphans. Asbury provided a sense of community as subsequent generations followed in the footsteps of the founders by tending the needs of the community's most vunerable citizens. The city leaders led their community into the modern era.

(Photo caption): A view down Summit Avenue towards Frederick Avenue, circa 1900
HM NumberHM1MB
Placed ByCity of Gaithersburg
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310497 N 4334790
Decimal Degrees39.14170000, -77.19273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.502', W 77° 11.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 30.12" N, 77° 11' 33.84" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg MD 20877, US
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