Thomas and Company Cannery

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Thomas and Company Cannery, September 2012
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Location Jct. of E. Diamond and N. Frederick Aves., Gaithersburg, Maryland
Coordinates 39°8′31.257″N77°12′6.5268″W / 39.14201583°N 77.201813000°W / 39.14201583; -77.201813000 Coordinates: 39°8′31.257″N77°12′6.5268″W / 39.14201583°N 77.201813000°W / 39.14201583; -77.201813000
Area 0.7 acres (0.28 ha)
NRHP reference # 90001025 [1]
Added to NRHP July 5, 1990

The Thomas and Company Cannery is a historic building located at Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland. It is a one to two-story tall, free-standing, load-bearing brick rectangular structure composed of four discrete, structurally independent but contiguous elements, built between 1917 and 1918. An addition was constructed in 1956. It was the first and largest vegetable cannery in Montgomery County. The cannery was the primary employer in Gaithersburg, providing regular full and part-time employment for more than 200 people, and hundreds of additional jobs for migrant workers employed picking vegetables grown in the surrounding area. It closed in 1963, after fire damage. [2]

Gaithersburg, Maryland City in Maryland, United States

Gaithersburg, officially the City of Gaithersburg, is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland. At the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, Gaithersburg had a population of 59,933, making it the fourth largest incorporated city in the state, behind Baltimore, Frederick, and Rockville. Gaithersburg is located to the northwest of Washington, D.C., and is considered a suburb and a primary city within the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gaithersburg was incorporated as a town in 1878 and as a city in 1968.

Montgomery County, Maryland County in Maryland

Montgomery County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Maryland, located adjacent to Washington, D.C. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 971,777, increasing by 9.0% to an estimated 1,058,810 in 2017. The county seat and largest municipality is Rockville, although the census-designated place of Germantown is the most populous place. Montgomery County is included in the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn forms part of the Baltimore–Washington Combined Statistical Area. Most of the county's residents live in unincorporated locales, of which the most built up are Silver Spring and Bethesda, although the incorporated cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg are also large population centers, as are many smaller but significant places.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. John J. Cullinane (October 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Thomas and Company Cannery" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.