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walnut hill shopping center construction
walnut hill bank building

Walnut Hill Shopping Center was constructed in 1967. The old photograph was taken in 1972 by Ron Lichterman during the grand opening of his new store, Junior Miss, which replaced a sporting goods store at this location. Junior Miss sold clothing for young women and eventually closed in 1977. The Dairy Queen was another popular spot in this shopping center back then. When I was kid, in the 1980s, there was a wall paper store where Junior Miss was. Today, the MVA Express is a popular destination. "COMMENTS"



walnut hill shopping center construction
walnut hill bank building

Paving the parking lot in the Walnut Hill shopping center for the newly constructed University National Bank, 1967. "COMMENTS"



holiday inn construction
holiday inn gaithersburg

Printed in the Washington Post on January 8, 1971, this short article discusses the construction of the Holiday Inn at the fairly new entrance of Montgomery Village. In 2009 the hotel celebrated the completion of an extensive environmentally-based renovation. "COMMENTS"


holiday inn near montgomery village



darnestown and muddy branch roads
belward farm

Facing the intersection of Darnestown Road and Muddy Branch Road in the early 1980s and again today. "Then" photograph courtesy of Tom Marchessault. "COMMENTS"



muddy branch road construction
muddy branch rd

The photograph on the left shows the widening of Muddy Branch Road in the mid 1980s. "Then" photograph courtesy of Tom Marchessault. "COMMENTS"



maple spring farm
garrett farm in gaithersburg

Maple Spring Farm was located at the corner of Darnestown and Dufief Mill Roads. Built by Alexander Garrett in 1879, the house is an example of typical vernacular architecture constructed in Montomgery County during the mid-19th to early-20th centuries. The structure was significantly altered during the construction of an attached brick medical center. The outbuildings include a large dairy barn, a hay barn and two garages. The dairy barn was used as a veternary clinic for years, but just recently moved to the old CompUSA building, across from the fairgounds. "Then" photograph (early 1980s) courtesy of Tom Marchessault. "COMMENTS"




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