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Object ID 1000.102.02
Title "100 Years of Newlands Family Support of Chevy Chase Libraries and Schools through the Chevy Chase Land Co."
Object Name Exhibit
Date 2000
Creator Eleanor Ford
Description "100 Years of Newlands Family Support of Chevy Chase Libraries and Schools through the Chevy Chase Land Co."
Exhibit produced by Eleanor Ford for the Chevy Chase Historical Society; Opening of new Chevy Chase Elementary School Library, 2000

1913 (1991.05.04)

The Land Company provided a parcel of land southeast of Rosemary Circle (along the side of Rosemary Street) for the community which rasied $5000 for four temporary school buildings, used until the first county-builty school opened in 1917 on Valley Place across Rosemary Street.

c. 1921 (2008.182.06)

The Land Company lent their former Fisher Sales office (present site of Long and Foster Realtors, #20 Chevy Chase Circle) to the Presbyterian Church accross Connecticut Avenue for their classes.

1917-1936 (2008.322.02)

The Land Company donated the land for the first Rosemary School built by the county and fr the two succeeding buildings (picture shows the 1936 wing along Hillcrest).

1948-1952 (2008.229.01)

The Land Company donated the land for the North Chevy Chase Elementary School (3700 Jones Bridge Road)

2000 (2008.322.07)

The Land Company underwrote the distinguished architectural detailing, interior and exterior, for the new state-of-the-art Chevy Chase Elementary School, making it possible to construct a building coherent in design and compatible with the original school, and with its unique location in thye heart of the community.

The Newlands Family Library thus commemorates 100 years of partnership between the Land Company and the community it created.

Exhibit 2 of 2 (see 1000.102.01)