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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Permit requested for relocation of historic Wilson Store building in Bethesda
Wilson Store, also known as Community Paint & Hardware
Carr Properties has requested a foundation permit from Montgomery County, a first step in the relocation of the historic Wilson Store (a.k.a. Community Paint & Hardware) to a county parking lot on Middleton Lane. The building is being relocated for the second time in its history - and also for the second time, to clear the way for a new development at 7272 Wisconsin Avenue.
Plans to move the building were revised to address concerns from residents on Middleton Lane, where the historic structure will be only feet away from an existing single-family home. The Wilson Store was built in 1890, and is the only 19th century building left in downtown Bethesda.