Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The two brick Colonial Revival buildings housed offices and pumping equipment. The structures reflect a design that was popular for houses in the late 1820's, and are an interesting adaptation of a domestic look for a municipal structure.
This turbulent stream was the location of one of the county's earliest grist mills, which stood here starting in the 1700s. Originally called Bealle's Mill, it ground grain into flour for nearby residents.
Robert B. Morse Filtration Plant
This site represents the revolutionary move from on era to another —from the use of water in order to power simple machines for local production, to the multi-million-dollar industry of protecting the public water supply for a large region. This small site helped make possible the enormous growth that suburbanization brought to our region.
One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again? " - Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder (Posthumously 1965)
Erected by Montgomery County
Location. 39° 1.85′ N, 77° 0.363′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Pike (U.S. 29). Touch for map. The marker is behind the WSSC building along the Rachel Carson Greenway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10700 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring MD 20901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rachel Carson (here, next to this marker); The Rachel Carson Greenway (a few steps from this marker); The Fall Line and the Gorge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rachel Carson House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stream Restoration (approx. 2 miles away); Bioretention (approx. 2 miles away); Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park (approx. 2 miles away); Mother Jones (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 5, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.