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Maryland Historic Property, Kentlands Mansion

Maryland Historic Property, Kentlands Mansion


The Kentlands Mansion at 320 Kent Square Road, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland is a well know landmark in our home community. The building was constructed around 1900 by Frederick A. Tschiffely, Jr.  Records show that the cost was $10,000.  The Mansion is currently owned by the City of Gaithersburg and is used as a rental space for public and private functions.  The City of Gaithersburg approved a historic designation for the property in 2012.

The Kentlands Mansion and the other historic buildings that are nearby are features that are enjoyed when I take photowalks through the neighborhood.

The Gaithersburg Arts Barn, a location for many art and community events, is located directly behind the Mansion. By the way, the Mansion faces one of the several lakes in the community.

The neo-traditional community of Kentlands is one of the favorite communities for families that are relocated to the metropolitan area of Washington, DC. Gaithersburg is located in the heart of Montgomery County, a jurisdiction with over a million residents.



Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road IMG_4802

Photographs by Roy Kelley, Canon PowerShot G11 Camera

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 15 commentsRoy Kelley • April 10 2018 02:19PM


Good morning,Roy... that is quite a beautiful building. It must be nice to be able to walk by it and see it regularly.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 6 months ago

Thank you for sharing the information. I learned a lot from your post. I can’t believe it cost only $10,000. I wonder what it is worth now.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 6 months ago

Good morning Roy.  The Kentlands Mansion looks like a very majestic home that must have some wonderful history to tell.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 6 months ago

Good morning Roy. What a lovely post about a place you know well. Neat building.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 6 months ago

Good morning Roy. What a great home! Hard to imagne it being built for $10,000! Enjoy your day.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

What a lovely landmark in Kentlands Roy. Another fine example of days gone by!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 6 months ago

This is a lovely home - thanks for sharing the history of the Kentlands Mansion

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 6 months ago

Roy, this is a stunning building, and thank you for its history.   No wonder you enjoy photographing it! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 6 months ago

How nice to walk by that wonderful building on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing the photo - and the history. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 6 months ago

Roy - when I look at that beautiful building built in 1900 and compare that to what I see in many major cities in the United States that are built between 1970-1980, there is no comparison. 

Builders, engineers, and contractors built to last back then and it shows well today with quality. May this historical building always be put to good use and preserved. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 6 months ago

Good afternoon Roy - the Kentlands Mansion is a beautiful masonry structure.  Thanks for sharing a photo.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 6 months ago

This is one more reason that the Kentlands is a wonderful place to walk, enjoy life and own real estate there, Roy.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 6 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago
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