History

Hyperlocal Historians

Shaun Curtis is crazy about Gaithersburg, every inch of it. “It’s where I was born and grew up,” he said, with memories of summer camp...

Then and Now: Once Upon a River

  Beginning around 1786, White’s Ferry brought people and goods across the Potomac between Montgomery County and Loudoun County, Va. Then came the automobile, as...

Then and Now: Old Town Gaithersburg

Diamond Avenue, where it crosses Summit Avenue, as it was in 1914. Shopping options, from left: Belt’s Store, (sign) Charlie Foo’s Laundry, Nicholl’s Harness...

Then & Now

WHEELS AND DEALS Beginning around 1915, Reed Brothers Dodge operated a Gulf service station in the triangle bordered by Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road....

Juneteenth in Montgomery Parks

  Photos courtesy of Montgomery Parks Montgomery Parks celebrated Juneteenth with events around the county. Events included the Josiah Henson birthday celebration at the Josiah Henson...

Then & Now: Store of Willis Burdette

Sometime in the early 1900s, a boy posed in the yard of the Anderson House at the corner of West Montgomery and South Adams...

Our Cool House

All houses have stories. Ours is central air. The HVAC system caught our eye on the walk-through in 1986 because, well, it was huge....

Then + Now — Sales of Future Past

The Jetsons-era sign for Congressional Plaza on Rockville Pike, seen here in the 1960s, signaled to Space Age consumers the proximity of Peoples Drug...

Chevy Chase ranks 12th in country for best financial management, according to personal finance...

The residents in Chevy Chase sure know their money, at least that’s what one personal finance website has found. The city ranked 12th nationally...

Then and Now: Connecticut Avenue in Kensington

Connecticut Avenue was hardly an avenue in the 1950s, when an unknown photographer snapped this photo at Beach Drive. A nimble runner could have...