The Casey Barn was built in 1938 and was the centerpiece of Eugene Casey’s 191 acre dairy farm. With sixty cows, this farm had a daily production of 300 gallons of milk. Maybe not so impressive today, but that was a lot of milk in the 1940s. Casey was quite the land baron owning up to six farms at one time giving him the largest holding of property in Montgomery County by an individual. Here’s a great historical picture of the barn from Shaun Curtis’ Gaithersburg history website.
The Casey Barn was donated to the City of Gaithersburg in the 1970s and is now the Casey Community Center. Located on busy MD-355 at I-370, it’s easy to miss. It offers several types of rooms for rental, so it’s a great place to host events. Check out more barns in Montgomery County.
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Methodist churches were founded in Gaithersburg in the mid-1800s. Built in 1905, the Grace United Methodist Church is distinctive for its bell tower with cedar shake siding. The building is impressive with large stained-glass windows, intricate brick masonry and a slate roof. The area around the church has changed a lot over the last 100 years. Now, it’s located on a very busy section of MD-355 and is surrounded by fast food restaurants, strip shops and a pawn shop next door. This is a solid structure. I expect it will be around for another hundred years.
You may have noticed this small church in Gaithersburg on MD-355 at Summit Avenue. This chapel was was built in 1882, but the Ascension’s earliest history traces back to 1695 when the Church of England came to the New World. Now this chapel is part of a larger campus and is one of the largest Episcopal churches in the metro D.C. area. Learn more at their website and see more churches in Montgomery County.
This historical church in Gaithersburg is surrounded by mature oak trees and has a striking, green tin roof. The current structure was built in 1883 after the original building, built in 1836, was destroyed by fire. This church has a rich history starting in 1812 and is part of a larger, modern campus today. Learn more at their website and see more churches in Montgomery County.
Lots green space and parks help make Montgomery County a great place to live. The Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg is a great escape with an extensive trail system, picnic areas, huge playground, boating and fishing — all overlooking Clopper Lake. This park is host to several great events during the year. The Mongtomery County Road Runners organizes the Seneca Creek-Greenway Trail Marathon in late winter. And the City of Gaithersburg transforms the park into a Winter Light Festival from Thanksgiving through December 31st.
This park is definitely worth checking out! See more parks in Montgomery County.
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Montgomery County’s roots are firmly planted in agriculture. Every year our county fair highlights the best of the county – and the state. Here’s a few pics.
Kentlands and Lakelands are modern, planned communities with turn-of-the-century style. Classic American homes with white picket fences and front porches surrounded by abundant green-space make this a unique and community in Montgomery County – and the entire Metro DC area. See all homes for sale and recent sales for Kentlands and Lakelands.
It’s rare to discover a home in any price range with the same condition of this end-unit townhome. Everything has been updated and everything is perfect. You’ll love the condition with renovated kitchen and baths, the stylish paint and new systems. Even better, this home enjoys a fantastic location walking distance to coffee shops, a grocery store and more. Take a virtual tour and get all the details at www.100PontiacWay.com.
May 25th, 2009 Categories: Gaithersburg
Not that long ago, finding a brick, four bedroom home in Montgomery County for under $500,000 was unthinkable. Today, this fantastic home is available in the low $400s. With four sides brick, hardwood flooring on the main levels and a bright walk-out lower level, this home is an unbeatable value. Tour big pictures and see all the details at www.BlueWillowLane.com.
March 13th, 2009 Categories: Gaithersburg
This colonial has fantastic space just where you need it — the kitchen, family room, sunroom and breakfast area. The kitchen island is a staggering 11 feet that can comfortably seat six. Want to get away from it all? The master suite is a mini-villa with double cathedral ceilings, hanger-sized closet, two room master bath and sitting room. Check out huge pictures and all the details at www.PineConeCourt.
With foreclosures and declining home prices, news on the real estate market isn’t good. True, our local real estate market is under pressure; but Montgomery County is much healthier than markets in California, Las Vegas and Florida that we always hear about. Foreclosures in our area are mostly concentrated in two areas: entry-level housing, and areas that experienced a lot of new construction in the early 2000s.
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