Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
A Chevrolet and Nash automobile dealership originally occupied the ground floor of the Masonic Temple, while the second floor contained a large dining hall, kitchen, and office. The Lodge's ceremonial hall occupied the top floor.
Sparkling Spring to Community
Welcome to the Silver Spring, Georgia Avenue, one of our two original main streets, was constructed in the 19th century as the Seventh Street Turnpike, a dirt road connecting Washington City to Brookeville, Md. A village named Sligo, was established in the 1830s by Chesapeake and Ohio Canal workers
Silver Spring's original Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station , built in 1878, formed the nucleus from which today's community radiated. The majority of these early-to-mid century buildings still grace Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road and their many side streets. Explore the area and discover the fascinating history of the pioneering entrepreneurs, businesses, and institutions that developed our vibrant and diverse community.
Learn more about Historic Downtown Silver Spring at www.sshistory.org
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
Location. 38° 59.649′ N, 77° 1.594′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97) and Wayne Avenue on Georgia Avenue. The marker is on the south west corner of Georgia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Community Grows (here, next to this A New Deal in Town (within shouting distance of this marker); You Are Here - 1931 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Global Refugee Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver Spring Armory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Bank, First Heist (about 300 feet away); Spirited Entertainment (about 300 feet away); Silver Spring Shopping Center (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These two markers are back to back on the same post.
Also see . . . www.sshistory.org. This URL appears on the marker. (Submitted on December 24, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 7, 2013. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 24, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.