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

Silver Spring Shopping Center

 
 
Silver Spring Shopping Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 5, 2013
1. Silver Spring Shopping Center Marker
Inscription.  The 1938 Silver Spring Shopping Center is a superb example of moderne architecture with art deco elements. Designed by noted architect John Eberson, it is a rare example of an early planned shopping center with parking forming Montgomery County's first real downtown.

"Preserving Our Past is Our Gift to the Future" - Douglas M. Duncan, County Executive, 2004.
 
Erected 2004 by Montgomery County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
 
Location. 38° 59.74′ N, 77° 1.618′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Ellsworth Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 916 Ellsworth Drive, 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. The Silver Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Silver Spring Shopping Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver Spring Armory
Silver Spring Shopping Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 5, 2013
2. Silver Spring Shopping Center Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); E. Brooke Lee III (about 500 feet away); Springing Up (about 600 feet away); A Community Grows (about 600 feet away); Silver Opportunity (about 700 feet away); Building Blocks (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Silver Spring Shopping Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 5, 2013
3. Silver Spring Shopping Center Marker
Brush Strokes image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 5, 2013
4. Brush Strokes
Designed and carved by John Sonnier, Sculptor
Design assistance from Constantine Serferlis, Sculptor
Hand Carved of Indiana Limestone
2004
Commissioned by Montgomery County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 28, 2020