Wheaton in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Spirit of Wheaton
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Communications • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 39° 2.305′ N, 77° 3.081′ W. Marker was in Wheaton, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker was at the intersection of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97) and Readie Drive, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Safeway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheaton Veterans Park (about 600 feet away); RainScapes (about 600 feet away); Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stream Restoration (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bioretention (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park (approx. one mile away); Shorefield (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheaton.
Also see . . . The Spirit of Wheaton. A fresh photo of the mural on the Silver Spring Daily Photo website. (Submitted on March 18, 2007.)
1. Chuck Levin’s 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 Minister’s daughter, Cherie Blair, purchased a guitar for her husband here. The Post also reported that the store does more
This was reported recently, but there is plenty of history at the Washington Music Center. The Beatles purchased instruments here. 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 can’t 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 Powell, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,254 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on March 15, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3. submitted on March 16, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 4. submitted on March 15, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 6, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 11. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 12, 13. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 14. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.