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Wheaton in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Spirit of Wheaton

 
 
The Spirit of Wheaton Brass Tablet No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 2, 2006
1. The Spirit of Wheaton Brass Tablet No. 1
Inscription. [This historical mural depicts the] Graeves Home, 1922; Lieshner Radio Repair, 1948; Little Tavern Cafe, 1950; Hickerson Station & Store, 1925; Getty Farm, 1912.

Design and Art Work [by The] Maryland College of Art and Design, Edward Glynn, President. Artists: Mike Anthony, Roger Chavez, Kevin Denley, Sharon Hoover, Ginau Mathurin, Tony Williams. Concept and Coordination: Wheaton Government Service Center.
 
Erected 1990 by Wheaton Urban District Committee, Kensington/Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Task Force, Montgomery County Government.
 
Location. 39° 2.305′ N, 77° 3.081′ W. Marker is in Wheaton, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97) and Readie Drive, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue. Click for map. One block north of the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Veirs Mill Road (State Route 586). Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Carroll of Rock Creek (approx. 1.6 miles away); Garrett Park, Md. (approx.
The Spirit of Wheaton Mural image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 2, 2006
2. The Spirit of Wheaton Mural
Click on the image to examine it in detail.
2.3 miles away); Garrett Park Waiting Room (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kemp Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Wheaton. (Submitted on March 15, 2006.)
2. Remberances of Chuck. Viginettes and photos of Chuck Levin. (See Comment No. 1.) (Submitted on March 16, 2006.) 

3. The Spirit of Wheaton. A fresh photo of the mural on the Silver Spring Daily Photo website. (Submitted on March 18, 2007.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Chuck Levinís Washington Music Center
There is a sixth institution in Wheaton which did not make the mural, most likely because it is still in business. Moved to Wheaton in 1968, the Washington Music Center is world-renown in the music industry. “World-renown” is a tall boast, but true. The Washington Post recently reported that the British Prime Ministerís daughter, Cherie Blair, purchased a guitar for her husband here. The Post also reported that the store does more business in Los Angeles and in New York than any local music store there.

This was reported recently, but there is plenty of history at the Washington Music Center. The Beatles purchased instruments here.
Levin-Greenberg Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 2, 2006
3. Levin-Greenberg Building Marker
October 26, 2005, “Chuck Levin Day” . . . featuring the Levin-Greenberg Sextet. Created by the artist Phillip Ratner and gifted by The Leonard A. and Linda K. Greenberg Charitable Foundation in loving memory of Chuck Levin, “a man who brought music to the world”. This marker is at the sidewalk at the corner Veirs Mill Road and Readie Drive; the site of the Little Tavern depicted on the mural.
So did the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, The Beach Boys, The Animals, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Jimmy Hendrix, and the list goes on and on.

Chuck Levin got his own marker recently (Photo No. 3), a memorial of sorts in front of a new office building named after him. Unfortunately it does not pass muster as a historical marker so it canít have its own page on this site. A real historical marker should be planted in front of the store on Veirs Mill Road as soon as possible.
    — Submitted March 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.

 
Categories. 20th Century
 
The Spirit of Wheaton Brass Tablet No. 2 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 2, 2006
4. The Spirit of Wheaton Brass Tablet No. 2
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,004 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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