15/26 - Montgomery County Planning Department

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not for publication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
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12‐2007 Maryland Historical Trust
Maryland Inventory of
Historic Properties Form
Inventory No. 15-26
Name Fred Watkins Farm
Continuation Sheet
Number 7
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Maryland Historical Trust
Maryland Inventory of
Historic Properties Form
Inventory No. 15-26
Name Fred Watkins Farm
Continuation Sheet
Number 7
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Maryland Historical Trust
Maryland Inventory of
Historic Properties Form
Inventory No. 15-26
Name Fred Watkins Farm
Continuation Sheet
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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.
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Historic Properties Form
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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
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Historic Properties Form
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