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Object ID 2009.1055.23
Title CCHS Newsletter: 1991
Object Name Newsletter
Date 1991
Creator CCHS
Description Fall 1991
Joan Marsh, President
Next meeting listed as October 9, 1991

Chevy Chase Historical Society

NEWSLETTER
Fall 1991

FALL LECTURE ON DECORATING PERIOD HOUSES SET FOR OCTOBER 9
On Wednesday, October 9 join noted interior decorator C. Dudley Brown for a talk on decorating the older and historic residences of Chevy Chase. Find out what to look for in selecting an interior decorator. Learn how to select appropriate fabrics, window treatment and paint colors.

Mr. Brown, who is a frequent Smithsonian guest lecturer, will bring his many years of experience to Chevy Chase. The audience is encouraged to participate with questions of their own.

Chevy Chase Historical Society board member Fran Schorr has assembled resource material to guide Chevy Chase homeowners on developing appropriate period interior decorating schemes for their older homes. The information on decorating tips will be available both before and after the lecture.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will begin at 8 p.m. in the Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue.

1991-1992 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE BEGINS
The Chevy Chase Historical Society is launching its fall membership drive. With current membership expiring on September 30, 1991, it is now time for members to renew their commitment to the educational programs and activities of the Chevy Chase Historical Society.

Members receive a quarterly newsletter, invitations to exciting lectures, tours and special events. So come join your neighbors as part of the Chevy Chase Historical Society.

Fill out the application form on the back of the newsletter and return it with your check to the Chevy Chase Historical Society, P.O. Box 15145, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20825.

D.C. GROUP OFFERS INFORMATION ON EARLY 20th CENTURY HOUSES
As a follow up to its September 19 lecture by Robert Schweitzer's on early 20th century houses in Chevy Chase, Historic Chevy Chase, D.C., is offering for sale Mr. Schweitzer's and Michael W.R. Davis' book on catalog homes, America's Favorite Homes. The preservation group is also selling copies of a newly published bi monthly publication, American Bungalow which highlights this style of architecture common to Chevy Chase as well as many of the suburban developments in Montgomery County. For more information on ordering these publications, contact Mary Rowse at (202) 362 9279.

ROCKVILLE GROUP TO PUBLISH PRESERVATION CONSULTANT LIST
Peerless Rockville is compiling a list of architects, contractors and artisans who work on older and historic homes and buildings in Montgomery County. The Rockville group is asking anyone who knows of professionals and skilled help to call Peerless Rockville at (301) 762- 0096 or the project's director, Bobbi Hahn, at (301) 495- 7340.

TWO CHEVY CHASE PROJECTS HONORED BY COUNTY
The Chevy Chase Land Company and James and Judith Robinson received Montgomery County Awards for Historic Preservation on May 15 during National Historic Preservation Week. Jointly sponsored by the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission and Montgomery Preservation, Inc., the annual awards honor outstanding preservation accomplishments in the county.

The Chevy Chase Land Company was recognized for its meticulous restoration efforts of the Francis G. Newlands Fountain at Chevy Chase Circle. The fountain, originally dedicated in 1933 to U.S. Senator Newlands, founder of Chevy Chase Land Company, was restored and rededicated as part of the company's centennial in 1990. Constructed as the "Gateway to the Federal City," the fountain now sits on federally owned land and maintained by the National Park Service. The Chevy Chase Land Company restored the fountain at no cost to the government.

James and Judith Robinson were commended for their renovation and expansion of their home on Georgia Street in Chevy Chase Section Three. The house was a model house whose design and layout was frequently repeated by builders throughout the Chevy Chase area in the 1920s. The Robinsons were applauded for designing a sensitive and compatible addition that respected original proportions of the house. Ms. Robinson is former president of the Chevy Chase Historical Society and now serves as Immediate Past President and board member.

IN MEMORIAM
Jane Goldsmith
Kevin P. Charles

HISTORIC CHEVY CHASE, D.C. LECTURE SET FOR NOVEMBER 12
"The Design of Chevy Chase" will be the topic of Historic Chevy Chase, D.C.'s upcoming fall lecture scheduled for Tuesday, November 12. Discover why the blocks, streets, alleys, landscape, houes and commercial district of Chevy Chase all fit into an intricately designed overall form that is quite different from suburban development today.
The lecture begins at 8 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Community Center, McKinley Street and Connecticut Avenue. For more information, contact Mary Rowse at (202) 362 9279.

GENEALOGY CLASSES OFFERED THIS FALL
The Genealogical Club of the Montgomery County Historical Society is offering a series of classes starting in late September. Both daytime and evening courses are introductory intermediate and advanced in design. In addition, the Genealogical Club is sponsoring sessions that introduce researchers to computers for genealogical application and to the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Family History Center. The classes are $45 per session. To find out more about the classes, contact the Genealogical Club at (301) 340 9853.

GLEN ECHO PARK CELEBRATES ITS CENTENNIAL
To celebrate the 100th birthday of Glen Echo, the Glen Echo Foundation has designed a travelling exhibit that illustrates the history of the Glen Echo from a Chautauqua Park to amusement park to center for the arts. The show will open Monday, September 17 at the Montgomery County Historical Society. For more information contact MCHS at (301) 762-1492.
Montgomery Preservation, Inc. and the Montgomery County Historical Society are -planning an October walking tour of the Glen Echo neighborhood and a November
workshop on old house renovations. For more information on these events, contact
Bobbi Hahn at (301) 495 -7340.

ROCKVILLE'S RED BRICK COURTHOUSE TURNS 100
The City of Rockville has planned a weekend long series of events beginning Friday, October 25 to celebrate the centennial of Montgomery County's handsome Romanesque Revival courthouse. Festivities include a Chautauqua, exhibit and art show, a mock trial and Victorian tea. For more information contact, the Friends of the Red Brick Courthouse at (301) 762-0096.

SOCIETY PHOTOGRAPH ON DISPLAY AT LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
To celebrate the Bicentennial of the City of Washington, the Library of Congress will be showcasing an exhibit, "City of Magnificant Distances: The Nation's Capital." Included in the exhibit, which runs from January 12 through October 17, 1992, is a photograph from the Society's historical collection.