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Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring, 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. Touch 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 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Safeway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bridge to Understanding (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fragrance Garden
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.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Daniel Carroll of Rock Creek (approx. 1.6 miles away); Daniel Carroll II (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Carroll (approx. 1.6 miles away); Reforestation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Composting (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Also see . . .  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
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.
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 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 Powell, Ohio.

 
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
The Spirit of Wheaton Markers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2009
5. The Spirit of Wheaton Markers
The Spirit of Wheaton Mural image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2009
6. The Spirit of Wheaton Mural
The Spirit of Wheaton Mural image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2009
7. The Spirit of Wheaton Mural
Graeves Home 1922 & Lieshner Radio Repair 1948 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2009
8. Graeves Home 1922 & Lieshner Radio Repair 1948
Little Tavern 1950 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2009
9. Little Tavern 1950
Hickerson's Station and Store 1925 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2009
10. Hickerson's Station and Store 1925
Getty Farm 1912 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2009
11. Getty Farm 1912
Chuck Levin<br>on the former Little Tavern sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2009
12. Chuck Levin
on the former Little Tavern sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,118 times since then and 120 times this year. Last updated on October 25, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones 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, 12. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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