Baltimore City has the distinction of being the location of the very first umbrella factory. The Beehler Umbrella Factory was founded in 1828 by German immigrant Francis Beehler. The company’s motto was, “Born in Baltimore, Raised Everywhere!”
Undated historic photo of the Pleasant View School.
Six-to-Fix Event: Pleasant View Historic Site Anniversary Party
06/19/2018 By Preservation Maryland
The Pleasant View Historic Site is comprised of the Quince Orchard Colored School, the Pleasant View Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Pleasant View Cemetery – each different resource with different needs for preservation. The trustees and community are launching a $1 million dollar fundraising campaign to address those needs.
The Pleasant View Historic Site invites families to help celebrate a special anniversary and learn more about Montgomery County’s unique history. In April 1868, shortly after the Civil War, three black men bought three acres of land in Gaithersburg, Maryland to establish a church and school for the spiritual and educational needs of the African American community. This year we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of that land purchase and honor the role this site has played in our community. As part of the celebration, speakers will share the history and significance of the Pleasant View Site and the surrounding community of Quince Orchard.
150TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
PLEASANT VIEW HISTORIC SITE
11810 DARNESTOWN ROAD
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018
Digital rendering of the Pleasant View Church. Drawn by My Ly, 2015.
Digital rendering of the Pleasant View School. Drawn by My Ly, 2015.
Over the course of an our multi-year Six-to-Fix engagement, Preservation Maryland has assisted the Trustees of the Historic Site in developing a strategic plan with Patricia Williams, a preservation consultant that works throughout Maryland. Preservation Maryland also called on structural engineers from Keast & Hood (now Simpson Gumpertz & Heger), to conduct a structural conditions assessment to outline the preservation priorities of each resource. These are now guiding documents for the Trustees to kick-off their fundraising campaign.