November 30, 2022

‘A Wide Place in the Road—The Roots of Modern Bethesda’ to be Featured Montgomery History Presentation on Thursday, Dec. 8

The evolution of Bethesda will be the subject of a free Montgomery History online presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. “A Wide Place in the Road—The Roots of Modern Bethesda” will be guided by Bethesda Historical Society Secretary and Tour Chair Hank Levine.

The presentation will span the area’s history between 1750 and 1920. It will cover how a fall line, a ridge line, a turnpike, a trolley line, rail lines, the coming of the automobile and Chevy Chase set the stage for the development of Bethesda into the affluent suburb and urban center it is today.

Mr. Levine will talk about stories of early churches, stores and real estate moguls. He also will examine the decades in which Bethesda was bypassed and almost died; the experimental animal farm that struck many as less than heaven scent; and the founding of the town’s first neighborhoods.

To join the event, register at Webinar Registration - Zoom.