In 1890, a new kind of neighborhood began to take shape on former farmland at the edge of Washington, D.C. The modern planned community of Chevy Chase, Maryland was designed to take advantage of a revolutionary mode of rapid transit: the streetcar. This electric-powered conveyance made commuting from a home in the country to work in the nation’s capital fast, easy and convenient. Residents of Chevy Chase enjoyed the best of both worlds – and they made the most of each!
Today’s residents and members of the Chevy Chase Historical Society protect and treasure the character of their community while they welcome the best aspects of the future. We welcome you to join us – and to explore our history.
CCHS Spring History-Go-Round Tour:
“A Tour of Peirce Mill with Steve Dryden”
Author and preservationist Steve Dryden, who gave the CCHS Spring Lecture on March 22nd, will lead a special tour of historic Peirce Mill.
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 am
Includes lunch; for reservations, click HERE.
School Photographs and Children’s Newspapers
Our collection of class photographs of students at Chevy Chase Elementary School is growing, thanks to the kind donations of alumni. Please let us know if you have school photos that you would like to donate to CCHS for our collection.
And if you are interested in yearbooks, we have lists for both Leland Junior High HERE and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School HERE. (Just click on the links.) Take a look at the lists and let us know if you would like to donate a copy that we do not already have in our collection.
The children in this photograph were students at Chevy Chase Elementary, then known as Rosemary. Those standing in the front row were also well-known in the neighborhood as the writers/publishers of the Thornapple Street News. Read all about their newspaper HERE.
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