Modernism Training, May 12 7-9 pm

Peerless Rockville is proud to co-host with the City of Rockville and City of Gaithersburg Historic District Commissions and Montgomery Preservation Inc.:

Skill Session: Modernism for Maryland’s Historic Preservation Commissions

Mid-century modern places represent a boom time in American building and architecture, and embody the stories of the generations who lived through our modern century—from the World Wars to the computer age. Yet in Maryland, people often fail to appreciate the significance of modern resources.

Commissioners are in a position of influence and can take action to preserve these resources; however, they can’t do so effectively without having a firm understanding of modernism in Maryland: when it started, where it’s found, and what it looks like. Commissioners also need to understand the common objections against preserving mid-century modern and how to respond to them confidently. Only then can they start applying a number of strategies to save these resources.

At the end of the Skill Session, the participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the mid-century built environment historic context in Maryland
  • Defend the preservation of mid-century resources in their communities
  • Actively promote preservation of the period’s resources using a variety of strategies

Who should attend

Historic preservation commissioners, city and county staff, elected officials, and all who interested in advocating for the preservation of Maryland’s mid-20th century resources.


Red Brick Courthouse, Grand Courtroom, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville, MD 20850


Tuesday, May 12, 7-9 PM

Click here to purchase tickets ($20).

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Annual Meeting to be held at Wire Hardware!


Wire Hardware in 1969 (Picture from Peerless Rockville’s Collections)

Please join friends and fellow members at:
Peerless Rockville’s 
Annual Meeting
June 4th, 2015
7 pm – 9 pm
Wire Hardware Store
22 Baltimore Ave

Peerless Rockville cordially invites our members to the historic Wire Hardware Store for our Annual Meeting, Thursday, June 4, 7 pm – 9 pm.

Please attend to meet and mingle with new staff, old friends, and new members as we reflect on our successes of the year. Executive Director Emerita Eileen McGuckian will speak about the hard work which preserved this historic building. Join us for a chance to see what adaptive reuse can look like in this beautiful, modern office and enjoy some light refreshments. We thank BioHealth Innovation Inc., the current occupants, for their generosity in allowing us this unique opportunity to revisit this example of a successful historic preservation partnership.


 Parking available at 22 Baltimore Avenue and public parking garage on Church Street

RSVP: 301-762-0096 or

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Board of Directors Election to be held at Annual Meeting on June 4

Click here to see the Nominating Committee’s Report

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“Modern Living” Series returns this Spring

The postwar era population boom created lasting communities in Rockville. This spring, Peerless Rockville invites the public to learn more about this recent period of the City’s development as it continues its popular “Modern Living for a Modern City” series. Through illustrated presentations and guided walks, Peerless Rockville offers a glance into the histories of Rockshire and Lincoln Park, as well as car culture on Rockville Pike.


Saturday, April 11, 12-2
Lincoln Park: Challenges, Changes, & Conservation
at the Lincoln Park Community Center
featuring former Rockville Preservation Planner Judy Christensen

Saturday, April 25, 10-12
On the Go: Rockville Pike and Car Culture
At the Rockville Senior Center
featuring historian Terry Lachin

Saturday, May 16, 10-12
Rockshire: Environmental Planning in Suburbia
at the Rockshire Community Center
featuring former City Preservation Planner Robin D. Ziek

Click Here For Details, Times, and Locations

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Montgomery Preservation Award

Peerless Rockville is excited to announce that we are the recipients of a Special Achievement Award for our heritage education programs and events from Montgomery Preservation. Please join us this Friday, March 27th, at the Montgomery County Awards for Historic Preservation to celebrate excellence in historic preservation in Montgomery County.


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