Category:Neighborhood, Aspen Hill Park
Aspen Hill Park is north of Veirs Mill Road and/or Falcon Street; west of Evanston Street and/or Grenoble Drive; south of Kemper Street, Lance Court, Sloan Street, and Dowlais Court; and, east of Rock Creek. It is generally centered along Aspen Hill Road. Aspen Hill Park has two sections.
From 1953 to 1955, various parties (Thomas J Goebel, James E Dillon, William A Craig, Jr et ux.) deeded land to the Archbishop of Washington DC, Patrick A O'Boyle, which became the property of the St Jude Church and part of the Royal View subdivision. Another Goebel Tract was later developed as the Robindale subdivision.
In March, 1955, one Minnie Goodman Bobys (inheritrix of Nathan Goodman) and her husband Asa Bobys deeded the "Goodman Tract", a part of a larger tract which was referred to as "Hermitage" (liber 2036, folio 553), to Lawrence L Levin, conveying 279.209 acres ("more or less") of land for the unbelievable sum of $10.00 (ten and no/100 dollars). This is a traditional tax evasion value; probably considerable real money changed hands "under the table".
Many "owner dedications" were thereafter filed declaring subdivision of the land through 1957 or so.
In November 1957, we see owner declarations of subdivision by Metropolitan Homes, Inc. (Lawrence L Levin, President, Edith Matthews, Scty), after transfer of the property from Lawrence L and Regina Levin (liber 2397, folio 372).
One particular map with a declaration of the subdivision of the uphill side of Baltic Avenue shows the route of the historic Aspen Hill Road. Another small segment, though not labelled as such, may be seen in this map, indicated as "existing county r/w" (right-of-way). Interestingly, the new hiker-biker trail bridge over Veirs Mill Road, now under construction -- will in part overlay that original right-of-way.
In April 1958, we find a owner declaration of subdivision which mentions a deed (plat book 60, plat 4982) transferring swaths of land from Metropolitan Homes, Inc., to Conover Corporation, Inc. (Simon Wagman, President, Ruth Wagman, Scty), (liber 2456, folio 208). This would be the beginning of "Section 2" of Aspen Hill Park.
Subsequent owner declarations subdivide north of Aspen Hill Road.
One such indicates transfer of property from Metropolitan Homes, Inc., to Montgomery County Development Corp, Inc (of Maryland, Abraham Hurwitz, President, I. William Ashman, Scty) in a deed dated April 20, 1959, liber and folio not provided).
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Maryland transferred title with deed (liber 2609, folio 685, June 10 1959) to St John's Lutheran Church |St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church]] of Montgomery County, Maryland, for the property on Aspen Hill Road at Iris Street.
On a deed dated November 12, 1959, Teresa DiMaio -- noted as a widow -- transfers land to Adrian Corporation (liber 2672, folio 561) and to Crispin Corporation (liber 2672, folio 559). Both Adrian Corporation and Crispin Corporation have Sal DiMaio as President and Robert DiMaio as Secretary.
Other deeds from Teresa DiMaio of the same date were all recorded in liber 2672, as follows: to Bartlett Corporation (folio 560); to Dowlais Corporation (folio 562); Eades Corporation (folio 563); Iris Corporation (folio 564); Oriental Corporation (565). All of these corporations have Sal DiMaio as President and Robert DiMaio as Secretary.
In 1964, we see an owner declaration to subdivide a huge swath of "infill" that would complete connections between the Wheaton Woods and Bel Pre Woods neighborhoods, linking Iris Street and Iris Place in Wheaton Woods (and Aspen Hill Park Section 1) to Loree Lane in Bel Pre Woods. The titles transferred to Sandie Homes, Inc. (James E Cafritz, President, and Sandie Lu Cafritz, Scty), consolidating several previous titles to one holder (liber 3154, folio 107; liber 3182, folio 388; liber 3207, folio 275).
One swath of land, the so-called "Davis Tract", remains to be developed, and this will connect the length of Arctic Avenue and connect several subdivisions along its length. It is recorded as belonging to one Samuel Davis, et al., and interestingly it is not noted as such in the vast majority of owner declaration of subdivision maps in the history of the Aspen Hill Park subdivision.
This final swath appears on the record and is declared to be subdivided. The transfer is to F.G.N. Incorporated (Melvyn Friedman, President, Marvin D Gitelson,President), from Melvyn Friedman (liber 3953, folio 481, March 20, 1970; referencing liber JLB 212, folio 306, April 22, 1910, transferring from Governor Davis to Samuel Davis, James Davis, and Thomas Davis, with references to No. 187 Equity to 1870, with references to liber JA 1, folio 164 as an exception and to liber TD 12, folio 134 as an exception; mention of description in 187 Equity to 1870 as real-estate of Catherine F Noland with case references to Samuel S Noland et ux v Thomas Noland et ux).
This case had evidently dragged on for years and years, but finally was concluded in the late 1960s (refs needed).
Shortly after this, Arctic Avenue is completed.
Perhaps you would like to see Historical Aerial Photography from 1957? (HistoricalAerials.com). This shows the Aspen Hill Park subdivision very early on in construction. Note the alignment of ""old Aspen Hill Road".
"Aspen Hill Road Relocation & Adrian Street"; Plat 4266; filed September 19, 1955
St Judes Church Property; plat 4384
Plat 6 part of block Z, previously filed in plat-book 54 plat 4266 (detail); filed January 2, 1956 (Adrian Street, part of Baltic Avenue
"Plat 1 blocks A-H & parts of blocks B, E, G, K, J & 1"; plat 4412; filed January 2, 1956 (parts of Eades Street, Glasgow Drive, Tallahassee Street, Wissahican Street, Magellan Avenue, all of Narada Street)
"Plat 2, blocks C, D, parts of blocks B, E, F, G"; plat 4413; filed January 2, 1956 (parts of Eades Street, Iris Street, Hallet Place, Magellan Avenue, Oriental Street)
"Plat 3, part of blocks F, G, K, L & M"; plat 4581; filed June 1 (7?) 1956 (part of Aspen Hill Road intersecting with part of Eades Street & part of Glasgow Drive, parts of Bartram Street and Arbutus Avenue)
"Section 2 Aspen Hill Park, parts of blocks A, AA, BB, CC DD & EE"; plat 4982; filed August 3 (5?) 1957 (north side of Aspen Hill Road SW of Margot Drive to Iris Street, including stubs of Margot Drive/Baltic Avenue, Arctic Avenue, Eades Street, Iris Street, and Oriental Street)
"Plat 4, part of blocks L, M, N, O & X"; plat 5007; filed September 18 1957 (S/E side of Aspen Hill Road from below Arctic Avenue to below Glasgow Drive, parts of McCall Street, Arbutus Avenue, Arctic Avenue, Bartram Street)
"Plat 5, part of blocks N, U, V, W, X, Y, & Z"; plat 5008; filed September 18 1957 (S/E side of Aspen Hill Road, part of Baltic Avenue, parts of Eloise Avenue, Margot Drive, McCall Street, Pacific Avenue)
"Plat 6-A, part of blocks T, U, V, Y & Z"; plat 5009, filed September 18, 1957 (Part of southern end of Aspen Hill Road, part of Adrian Street, part of McCall Street, Margot Court and part of Margot Drive)
"Plat 7, part of blocks Q, O, V, U, T, & T-1"; plat 5139, filed February 3, 1958 (part of Adrian Street, parts of Arbutus Avenue, Listra Road, Margot Drive, Mercury Drive)
"Plat 8, part of blocks V, W, X, O & J"; plat 5140, filed February 3, 1958 (parts of Arbutus Avenue, Eloise Avenue, Pacific Avenue, Tallahassee Avenue)
"Plat 9, blocks P R S & part of blocks I, J, O & Q"; plat 5167, filed (filing date illegible) 1958 (Larkin Place, Penrose Street, parts of Listra Road, Mercury Drive, Tallahassee Avenue and Wissahican Avenue)
"Plat 10, part of blocks J, K, L & O"; plat 5168, filed (filiong date illegible, may be February 25) 1958 (Payson Street, St Charles Place, parts of Arbutus Avenue, Tallahassee Avenue)
"Parts of Blocks A-A & Z, Section 2, Aspen Hill Park"; plat 5402, filed (unknown, possibly Fall 1958) (part of Baltic Avenue, shows county right-of-way and location of "former Aspen Hill Road")
"Lots 14, 15, 17 Block C-C, Section 2, Aspen Hill Park"; plat 5447, filed January 21, 1959 (parts of intersection of Aspen Hill Road and Arctic Avenue)
"Street Dedication Plat, Section 2, Aspen Hill Part"; plat 5500, filed (filing date not found) 1959 (Arctic Court, Dowlias Court, Oriental Court, Camelot Street, Camelot Court, parts of Arctic Avenue, Bartlett Street, Crispin Way, Eades Street, Iris Street, Oriental Street)
"Aspen Hill Park, block A-1 and part of block S"; plat 5501, filed March 26, 1959 (Parts of Adrian Avenue, Aspen Hill Road, Larkin Place, Mercury Drive, Penrose Street)
"Aspen Hill Park, block I-I and parts of blocks G-G, H-H, and J-J"; plat 5602, filed (filing date illegible), (Parts of Arctic Avenue, Bartlett Street, Crispin Way, Dowlais Drive (including Dowlais Court), Oriental Court) Shows location of "West line of Hermitage" between the Arctic Park Boundary Stone and a stone west of Dowlais Drive.
"Aspen Hill Park, part of blocks B-B, C-C, F-F, G-G, J-J, K-K"; plat 5603, filed (illegible), 1959 (parts of Arctic Avenue (including Arctic Court), Camelot Court, Camelot Street, Oriental Street west of Arctic Avenue, and stubs of Bartlett Street, Dowlais Drive, and Oriental Court). Also indicates several stones.
"Aspen Hill Park, parts of blocks C-C, D-D, E-E, F-F"; plat 5604, filed June 24, 1959 (Parts of Camelot Street, Eades Street, Iris Street, Oriental Street)
"Aspen Hill Park Section Two, Parcel one, block K-K"; plat 5781, no filing date (part of Aspen Hill Road, Iris Street). St John's Lutheran Church lot.
"Aspen Hill Park, lot 33, block C-C, and lots 1A, 2A, 13A, 14A, 41A", block F-F; plat 5886, no filing date (parts of Arctic Avenue, Arctic Court, Camelot Street)
"Aspen Hill Park Section Two, parts of blocks DD-FF and G-G"; plat 5894, filing date not legible (parts of Arctic Avenue, Camelot Street, Eades Street, Oriental Court, Oriental Street). Shows partial abandonment of plat 5604, re-alignment of Oriental Street east of Arctic Avenue.
"Aspen Hill Park, Section 2, resubdivision of part of blocks CC and EE"; plat 6025, filed August 10, 1960 (parts of Aspen Hill Road, Camelot Street, Eades Street, Iris Street, Oriental Street)
"Aspen Hill Park, Section Two, lot 2, block K-K"; filing date not legible, (part of Arctic Avenue, Eades Street, Oriental Street) Notes refer to Equity case 22991 and resultant abandonment of part of Oriental Street.
"Aspen Hill Park, Section Two, block II and parts of blocks GG and HH"; no plat number, no filing date (Parts of Arctic Avenue, Bartlett Street, Crispin Way, Dowlais Drive (including Dowlais Court), Oriental Court). Shows location of "West line of Hermitage" between the Arctic Park Boundary Stone and a stone west of Dowlais Drive. Adjoins "Rock Creek Manor, Plat One" in the Rock Creek Manor subdivision.
"Aspen Hill Park, lots 10 and 11, block T-1"; plat number illegible, filing date illegible (parts of Adrian Street, Mercury Drive, Veirs Mill Road). Shows detail of outlot exchange with St Jude's Catholic School southwest corner. See also Goebel Tract.
"Aspen Hill Park, Section Two, 13th Election District, part of blocks EE, LL and MM"; plat 7386, filed (illegible) 1964 (Iris Court, Loree Court, parts of Iris Place, Iris Street, Kemper Street, Loree Lane, Oriental Street). This plat shows the common bounds of the Aspen Hill Park subdivision and the Bel Pre Woods and Wheaton Woods subdivisions. The provides a lot of clues about the lines of older Tracts.
"Aspen Hill Park, Section Two, 13th Election District, part of blocks EE, LL, MM"; plat 7564, filed October 22, 1964 (parts of Iris Place, Iris Street, Loree Lane). Includes elements not included in the plan of subdivision from plat 7386.
"Aspen Hill Park, Section Two, 13th Election District, lot 33, block EE"; plat 7638, filed (illegible) 1964 (part of Oriental Street). "Outlot B". Infill near Arctic Court.
"Aspen Hill Park, Section Two, Plat of Correction part of block EE, 13th Election District"; files (illigible) 1971 (Arctic Terrace)
"Aspen Hill Park, Section Two, part of blocks EE and GG"; plat 9601, filing date illegible (Arctic Terrace, part of Arctic Avenue). Also shows location of Arctic Park. Adjoins on the east "Rock Creek Manor, Plat Two" and on the north Bel Pre Woods.
Also good for clues to older Tracts.
"Aspen Hill Park, Section Two, part of block EE, 13th Election District"; plat number illegible, filed July 20, 1970 (part of Arctic Terrace, outline of Oriental Street)
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