Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early Family Businesses
—Silver Heritage - Georgia Avenue —
The residential character of this section of Georgia Avenue soon gave way to development pressure. In 1924, with the increasing commercialism and value of property fronting Georgia Avenue, Dolan decided to move his residence several hundred feet around the corner to 918 Thayer Avenue and construct commercial buildings on the vacated site. The December 1, 1924 Washington Post article "Program of Construction Extends to Maryland" reported that Dolan "...expects to erect three stores on his original home site. All of these stores on the east side of Georgia Avenue are expected to be more valuable construction than some of the present improvements on that side of the street."
By 1926 Dolan had completed work on three adjoining, two-story brick buildings at 8223-25-27 Georgia Avenue. The First businesses to occupy these buildings were Richard J."Pop" Dietle's Silver Spring Bakery (8223), Marcel Zimmerman's
Location. 38° 59.542′ N, 77° 1.587′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Georgia Avenue (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8223 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Finding a Niche (here, next to this marker); The ‘Mayor’ of Silver Spring (a few steps from this marker); The Burger King (within shouting distance of this marker); Land, Lumber & Lyrics (within shouting distance of this marker); ‘Most Lonesome Spot’ (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Enticing Business (about 300 feet away); Spirited Entertainment (about 400 feet away); First Bank, First Heist (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
Regarding Visions Realized. Today 8223 is The Big Greek Cafe and 3225 is Zed's Cafe.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.