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

Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
1. Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station Marker
Inscription. One of the most significant reasons for Silver Spring's growth was its location along the Metropolitan Branch of the B&O Railroad. The railroad line stimulated the development of outlying commuter suburbs. It also allowed the County's agriculture products to be transported to market with greater speed and ease.

The trains began operation on the B&O line in 1873 and the original Silver Spring train station was built in 1878. This ornate building, designed by E. Francis Baldwin, stood until 1945 and was replaced the a station in the Colonial Revival Style.
 
Location. 38° 59.363′ N, 77° 1.746′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Newell Street. Click for map. Marker is in Acorn Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8060 Newell St, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Silver Spring Armory 1914 (here, next to this marker); Early's Raid on Washington (here, next to this marker); Blair House (a few steps from this marker); Silver Spring Shopping Center (a few steps from this marker); The Silver Spring (within shouting
Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
2. Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station Marker
distance of this marker); The Community of Silver Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Canada Dry Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
3. Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station Marker
In Acorn Park
Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 30, 2006
4. Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station
Mame Cohalon Mural on the wall of the Discovery Building, formerly Caldor.
Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2010
5. Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station
This Georgian revival station replaced the Victorian station in 1945.
Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 27, 2010
6. Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station Marker
"The [Silver Spring B&O] station, which is the only twentieth century railroad station in Montgomery County and one of only two twentieth century B&O stations extant in Maryland, represents the evolution of Silver Spring from a small, country town centered around the railroad depot, to a major suburban transportation, retail, and residential center. Located just seven miles from the Capitol, the station served the commuter and long distance needs of suburban residents for over fifty years, and the station site represents more than 120 years of continuous passenger railroad service by the B&O, Amtrak, and MARC." - National Historical Register Form M-36-15
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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