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 from County Sligo, Ireland, was located at the corner of Georgia and Colesville Road, our other main street. A mica-flecked spring discovered in 1840 by U.S. presidential advisor Francis Preston
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 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. Touch for map. The marker is on the south west corner of Georgia Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Community Grows (here, next to this marker); A New Deal in Town (within shouting distance of this marker); You Are Here - 1931 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); The Burger King (about 600 feet away); Land, Lumber & Lyrics (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.)
Categories. • 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 354 times since then. 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.