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{FIRST EDITION.)



Garrett Park.



WHERE IT IS AND WHAT IT OFFERS.



INFORMATION FOR HOME-SEEKERS
AND INVESTORS.



Branch Office of the Metropolitan Investment and Biiildino Company

OF Montgomery County, Maryland, No. 822 Eighth Street N. \V.,

Washington. D. C.

1887.

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GARRETT PARK,

so named in honor of Robert Garrett, esq., President of the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad, embraces 500 acres of land about 12 miles northwest
from the city of Washington, on the heights through which passes the
Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The Park
extends for about a mile and a quarter on both sides of the railroad, with
an undulating surface and high plateaus 390 feet above tide water, admira-
bly adapted to villa and village sites. The railroad station is Garrett
Park. The Park is easily reached by carriage on the west by the Rock-
ville pike, and on the east by the Seventh street road.

The Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad starts
from the station, on New Jersey avenue, on the north side of the Capitol,
leaving the city through the historic Gales and Chase estates, extends
ill rough a beautiful valley overlooked by the remains of grim forts of the
latfe war, until it reaches Silver Springs, the home of the distinguished
Blair family, wlience it ascends, through hills and glens, to the high hills
and table-lands at Garrett Park, on its way to Rockville and Harper's -
Ferry, near which it again unites with the main track.

The high land tlirough which this branch road extends is acknowledged
to be the one place around Washington which is entirely free from
malaria. Within a brief period the hills westward from Silver Springs
will be dotted with beautiful villas and fine residences, and the land,
now so cheap and easily obtained, will then command fabulous jjrices.

A railroad ride to Garrett Park from Washington consumes about
thirty minutes, which is time enough to enable the Washington business
man to peruse his evening newspaper and to reach a safe distance from
the marauders that always infest the suburbs of a large city.

Garrett Park's Attractions.

Of all the charming places in the Montgomery County highlands
Garrett Park is by far the most attractive.

Rock Creek, famous for tlie beautiful scenery on its banks, winds its
shimmering course for nearly 2 miles within the Park's boundaries. Tliis
stream is from 40 to 75 feet wide, and affords fine opportunities for bath-
ing in sequestered spots, rowing in the cool shade beneath wide-spreading
trees, and fishing in quiet nooks or rapid waters.



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HoMirr*' Iltn pUioly viaible.

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brsutifut thBde trrv* alxand. In the manr |{lrn« thn>ii]{h the I'ark UurrI,
Ik " I arr found in abundance; while rinr* and pine* are

(ilrhdarfUKh, thr muat brautiful icirn in thi* oetghborhood, leads frooi

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trrra, «ho«e (ciant forma tower toward the nkiea, aff»rd a gratFful chade,
and .^ more delighlful place for pirnics and rxruraiona can be found in
ihi* entire region.

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meat, to whom the t'llj of \V i owra ao much oi lU braulv

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the eolrr|*ri*ing proitortf -owner* between it and Uarrett I'ark, which will

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thow eojojred in snj other suburban town, affording the cunvcniencea ol

city life without ila discomforta.

lUvidi'nta of (iarrt'tl I'ark will ei^oj tuiR-riur railroad faiilitiri. Many
train* pa«* ' " "'' ' . m , aii i

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