Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form 1. Name of Property Inventory No. 15-26 (indicate preferred name) historic other 2. Location street and number not for publication city, town Gaithersburg county Montgomery 3. Owner of Property name vicinity (give names and mailing addresses of all owners) Margaret S Suddath street and number telephone Gaithersburg city, town state MD zip code 20882 4. Location of Legal Description courthouse, registry of deeds, etc. Montgomery County Rockville city, town tax map liber tax parcel folio tax ID number 5. Primary Location of Additional Data Contributing Resource in National Register District Contributing Resource in Local Historic District Determined Eligible for the National Register/Maryland Register Determined Ineligible for the National Register/Maryland Register Recorded by HABS/HAER Historic Structure Report or Research Report at MHT Other: 6. Classification Category district building(s) structure site object Ownership public private both Current Function agriculture commerce/trade defense domestic education funerary government health care industry Resource Count landscape recreation/culture religion social transportation work in progress unknown vacant/not in use other: Contributing Noncontributing buildings sites structures objects Total Number of Contributing Resources previously listed in the Inventory 7. Description Inventory No. 15-73 Condition excellent good fair deteriorated ruins altered Prepare both a one paragraph summary and a comprehensive description of the resource and its various elements as it exists today. The five‐bay dwelling house has center cross gable roof and full width porch and likely dates from about 1900. The house has a box cornice with gable returns. The windows were 2/2 with narrow shutters. Windows are graduated with those on the first level being taller than those on the second level. The house was covered with clapboard siding rather than the more commonly found German or lap siding. The property belonged to Fred Watkins in the early 1970s. The house, which had been covered in vinyl siding by 1989, has been restored in recent years. The bank barn is no longer standing. Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form Inventory No. 15-26 Name Fred Watkins Farm Continuation Sheet Number 7 Page 1 12‐2007 Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form Inventory No. 15-26 Name Fred Watkins Farm Continuation Sheet Number 7 Page 2 Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form Inventory No. 15-26 Name Fred Watkins Farm Continuation Sheet Number 7 Page 3 Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form Inventory No. 15-26 Name Fred Watkins Farm Continuation Sheet Number 7 Page 4 8. Significance Period Areas of Significance 1600-1699 1700-1799 1800-1899 1900-1999 2000- agriculture archeology architecture art commerce communications community planning conservation Specific dates Inventory No. 15-73 Check and justify below economics education engineering entertainment/ recreation ethnic heritage exploration/ settlement health/medicine industry invention landscape architecture law literature maritime history military performing arts philosophy politics/government religion science social history transportation other: Architect/Builder Construction dates Evaluation for: National Register Maryland Register not evaluated Prepare a one-paragraph summary statement of significance addressing applicable criteria, followed by a narrative discussion of the history of the resource and its context. (For compliance projects, complete evaluation on a DOE Form – see manual.) The house is said to have been built by Bill Griffith. This farm was owned by Fred Watkins when it was surveyed in 1973. According to Howard Suddath, Watkins, his grandfather, acquired the property so Howard, who was 18 at the time, could farm.1 The property was restored in recent years. It has been owned by Suddaths since 2001. 1 Howard Suddath phone interview, Susan Brubacher, note in files, no date, c1996. Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form Inventory No. Name Continuation Sheet Number 8 Page 1 Michael Dwyer, 1973 9. Major Bibliographical References Inventory No. 15-73 10. Geographical Data Acreage of surveyed property Acreage of historical setting Quadrangle name Quadrangle scale: Verbal boundary description and justification 11. Form Prepared by name/title Clare Lise Kelly organization date street & number telephone city or town state The Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties was officially created by an Act of the Maryland Legislature to be found in the Annotated Code of Maryland, Article 41, Section 181 KA, 1974 supplement. The survey and inventory are being prepared for information and record purposes only and do not constitute any infringement of individual property rights. return to: Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Department of Planning 100 Community Place Crownsville, MD 21032-2023 410-514-7600 Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form Name Continuation Sheet Number 9 Page 1 Inventory No.
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