Silver Spring 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.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 39° 2.305′ N, 77° 3.081′ W. Marker was in Silver Spring, 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 Avenue. Touch for map. One block north of the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Veirs Mill Road (State Route 586). Marker was in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this location, measured as the crow flies. Safeway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheaton Veterans Park 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); Emerald Ash Borer (approx. one mile away); Bioretention Gardens (approx. one mile 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.)
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
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 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,200 times since then and 73 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.