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Fallsmead@50 Fun Facts
The Battle of Pipestem Place
Posted on August 7, 2018 3:01 PM by Melani Miller Harig
For the first several years of Fallsmead's existence, the path around the Fallsmead pond was open to automobile traffic to allow residents living on the Fallsmead Way side of the neighborhood to drive to the pool and tennis courts (since Greenplace Terrace had not yet been built). It 1973, however, it was closed to cars when the pool entrance on Greenplace Terrace was opened. This caused a year-long battle between residents who wanted to keep the Pipestem driving entrance open, residents who did not, Kettler Brothers (Fallsmead's builder), and the City of Rockville. In the end, the entrance was never re-opened.
 
 
Pipestem Place entrance to Fallsmead Park in August 1969. Source: Fallsmead 25th Anniversary Book.
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This year is Fallsmead's 50th Anniversary! As part of our celebration, we are sharing weekly fun facts about Fallsmead's history and important events in Fallsmead's past here, on Facebook, and on the neighborhood email list. This "Fallsmead@50" campaign will be ongoing throughout the entire 2018 50th anniversary year.
 
Do you have memories that you would like to share? Please feel free to add your thoughts and memories throughout the year on our Facebook page, or contact us at communications@fallsmead.org or at mckennt3@comcast.net
 
 
 
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