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

Blair House

 
 
Blair House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2004
1. Blair House Marker
Inscription. In 1842, Francis Preston Blair built a country house very near this park and divided his time between his 300 acre farm and his city residence "Blair House", which is now the President's official guest house in Washington, D.C. Blair was a powerful newspaper publisher and a friend of President Andrew Jackson.

Blair called his estate "Silver Spring", after a beautiful natural spring on the property which bubbled up through mica rock, giving it the appearance of being lined with silver. The town that grew up near Blair's farm became known as Silver Spring.
 
Location. 38° 59.357′ N, 77° 1.755′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Newell Street near Kennett Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Acorn Park. 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. Early's Raid on Washington (a few steps from this marker); Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station (a few steps from this marker); Silver Spring Armory 1914 (a few steps from this marker); Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post Office (within shouting distance of
Blair House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
2. Blair House Marker
this marker); Silver Spring Shopping Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Silver Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Community of Silver Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Canada Dry Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
Blair House Mural image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 11, 2010
3. Blair House Mural
Mame Cohalon's Mural on the Discovery Communications building formerly Caldor.
Blair House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 11, 2010
4. Blair House
Detail of Cohalon Mural
Francis Preston Blair image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
5. Francis Preston Blair
Detail of Cohalon Mural.
Blair House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 11, 2010
6. Blair House
Photo from the nearby "Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post Office " marker.
Discovery Communications image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
7. Discovery Communications
Formerly Caldor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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