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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Silver Spring, Maryland

 
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1 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Aspen Hill — Matthew Henson — A Lifetime of Exploration
August 8, 1866 - Born in Charles County, Maryland. 1877-1879 - At the age of 12, leaves home to live in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. 1879-1884 - Joins the crew of the ship "Katie Hines" as a cabin boy and explores the . . . Map (db m205930) HM
2 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Aspen Hill — Old Glory
I am the Star Spangled Banner.....   conceived in 1777 out of love   America bore for Liberty and Honor. I am the memorial of countless heroes who   shed their blood to preserve this   sacred heritage. I have inspired generations of . . . Map (db m111567) WM
3 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Colesville — Edmonston's Mill
Outside the Mill In searching for the remains of a mill, an archaeologist is forced to ask the same questions a miller pondered years ago — where should the mill be built and what should this building look like. Of prime importance to . . . Map (db m115376) HM
4 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Colesville — Fawcett's Mill
Whirl of the Wheel, Clickety-Clack of the Loom In 1850, there were 9,780 sheep raised in Montgomery County - more than double the amount of horses or cows in this agrarian setting. Sheep were highly valued for their outer coat of wool, a . . . Map (db m115378) HM
5 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Colesville — Khmer Rouge Genocide Memorial
In memory of the Khmer Route Genocide beginning April 17, 1975. Dedicated on this anniversary day, April 17, 2015Map (db m219661) HM WM
6 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Colesville — Smithville Colored School — A Julius Rosenwald School
Built in 1927, the Smithfield Colored School was one of sixteen schools for African Americans constructed in the county with financial assistance from the Julian Rosenwald Fund. The Smithville school was built near Colesville, Maryland to provide . . . Map (db m109226) HM
7 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Colesville — Snowden's Mill
Inside the Mill Built by 1723, the grist mill that Richard Snowden operated here is considered the earliest commercial enterprise in Montgomery County. Local resident patronized his "custom" mill where neighbors paid a "toll" to have flour . . . Map (db m115789) HM
8 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Colesville — Valley Mill
Recording the Past In 1936, John Brostup came to Colesville to take photographs for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), a New Deal federal works project established to capture pre-1860s structures on film before they disappeared. . . . Map (db m115372) HM
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9 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Colesville — Valley Mill
Several water powered mills operated along Paint Branch from as early as 1723. In the 1790s, Peter Kemp built a saw and grist mill and brick miller's cottage on this site. Two subsequent mills replaced the original in the nineteenth century. The . . . Map (db m115373) HM
10 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — ‘Most Lonesome Spot’ — Tools for the Trades — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
In 1912 John H. and Thomas Hunter opened Hunter Bros., a hardware and implements business, on what John described as "the most lonesome spot between Glenmont and the city of Washington." Housed in a two-story wood frame structure, the hardware . . . Map (db m67613) HM
11 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — 24-Hour Service — Switching Places — Silver Spring Georgia Avenue Heritage Trail —
From 1946 to 2000, Tastee Diner's 24-hour service could be enjoyed three blocks south at 8516 Georgia Avenue. Designated a Montgomery County Master Plan Historic Preservation site in 1994, this classic Streamline Moderne-style diner was . . . Map (db m157692) HM
12 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — A Community Grows — Wayne Avenue Landmarks — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
With a burst of new development in 1927, downtown Silver Spring's commercial center -- originally located around the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station (8100 Georgia Avenue at Sligo Avenue) -- firmly re-established itself three blocks to the north. . . . Map (db m62161) HM
13 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — A Downtown is Born — Local Institutions — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
The Establishment of Silver Spring's first bank and Newspaper, traditional institutions required for a community to grow and prosper, occurred on this corner with the opening of the Silver Spring National Bank in 1910 and publication of The . . . Map (db m62165) HM
14 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — A New Deal in Town — Silver Spring Post Office — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
Silver Spring During the Civil War If you has used our post office between 1937 and 1981 you would have seen a mural depicting a possible Civil War scenario. Opened on March 1, 1937, the Georgian Revival style Silver Spring post office at . . . Map (db m76411) HM
15 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — 4 — Ben Carson — Biowalk of Fame — Reported permanently removed
Pediatric Neuro SurgeonMap (db m188791) HM
16 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Blair House
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 . . . Map (db m75736) HM
17 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post Office — TRANSORMA/TRANSFORMA © 2005
[Panel 1:] Blair Mansion: Silver Spring Prior to the development of modern Silver Spring, this immediate area was a bucolic, rural landscape in a portion of Montgomery County then known as Sligo. The property was owned by Francis . . . Map (db m23488) HM
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18 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Blumen Lumen — By FoldHaus Collective, 2021 — Material: Stainless Steel
Blumen Lumen is a kinetic installation that balances the modern tension between technology and nature. The flowers respond to to weather patterns and open and close as the sun rises and sets. At night, their colorful display can be influenced by . . . Map (db m212546) HM
19 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Building Blocks — A Penny for Your Thoughts — Silver Spring Heritage - Colesville Road —
"Shop Along the Silver Strip, Suburban Washington's Newest and Finest Shopping Community," proclaimed the January 8, 1942 Silver Spring Standard newspaper upon its opening. Businesses residing in these storefronts offered a variety of . . . Map (db m68578) HM
20 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Canada Dry Building
Designed in 1946 by New York City architect Walter Monroe Cory, the Canada Dry Bottling Plant is the most architecturally significant Streamline Moderne industrial structure in Montgomery County and a landmark in downtown Silver Spring. The . . . Map (db m75058) HM
21 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — 4 — Charles Drew — Biowalk of Fame
Developed blood banksMap (db m220153) HM
22 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Early's Raid on Washington
Washington, D.C. was raided in 1864 by 14,000 Confederate troops led by General Jubal Early. Skirmishes took place in Silver Spring and Washington, with the attack finally being stopped at Fort Stevens - just a few miles south of this site. . . . Map (db m76026) HM
23 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — 5 — Ellen Stofan — Biowalk of Fame
Leading planetary geologistMap (db m188787) HM
24 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Enticing Business — ‘Buy-Appeal’ through ‘Eye-Appeal’ — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
In 1945, John H. Hunter sold his hardware business to Lawrence B. Maloney, Sr. a former International Harvester Co. branch manager from Richmond, Va. Maloney was assisted in his new position by sons Lawrence (Larry), Jr. and Leonard. Renamed . . . Map (db m67665) HM
25 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — 2 — Eugenie Clark — Biowalk of Fame
Worlds leading shark expert and zoologistMap (db m188782) HM
26 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Expressions of Community — Works by Students of the Visual Arts Center at AEHS
Established in 1974, the Visual Art Center (VAC) is a nationally recognized portfolio preparation program at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, MD. The VAC is the honors level, pre-college, art portfolio development countywide magnet . . . Map (db m216716) HM
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27 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler
(Center Plaque): Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler October 7, 1770 - November 20, 1843The first superintendent of the United States' survey of the coast, founded in 1807, led America's efforts in establishing the geodetic framework for all land . . . Map (db m54502) HM
28 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Finding a Niche — Early Family Businesses — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
“…A Full Line of Dry Goods and Clothing” was available at Moses Sclar's Grand Leader Store (8221 Georgia Avenue), which opened in 1926 and adjoined John and Joseph Dolan's project (see opposite side) to the south. In operation for over a . . . Map (db m79236) HM
29 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — First Bank, First Heist — West Side Development — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
Silver Spring's First Bank Robbery occurred in 1928, here on the southwest corner of Georgia Avenue and Oak Street (today's Bonifant Street). Commerce in this block began on September 1, 1925, when the Colonial Revival-style Silver . . . Map (db m125280) HM
30 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Geodetic Marker — & Time Capsule
This geodetic mark was established to commemorate 200 years of science, service, stewardship to the nation by NOAA and its predecessor agencies and to mark the location of NOAA's 200th Celebration Time Capsule. The materials reflect the essence of . . . Map (db m66195) HM
31 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Heat Up, Cool Down — Local Institutions — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
From Coal and Horse Feed to Ice Cream, a variety of businesses fronting Georgia Avenue have occupied the corner across Sligo Avenue from where you stand. The earliest documented business was Wilkins & Jordan dealers in flour, feed , hay, grain, . . . Map (db m62168) HM
32 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — In Memory of Eugene “Gene” Raymond Lynch III, 1957-2008
As a labor organizer, civic leader, political activist, and small business owner, Gene led a life dedicated to family, community, and public service. He served in many roles working to promote positive community change, including Montgomery County’s . . . Map (db m225758) HM
33 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — 6 — J. Craig Venter — Biowalk of Fame
Decoded human genomeMap (db m188788) HM
34 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Jesup Blair House
Francis Preston Blair brought his family to Washington from Kentucky at the invitation of President Andrew Jackson to publish a newspaper supporting his administration. Between 1842 and 1854, the Blair family built three summer homes in Silver . . . Map (db m61875) HM
35 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Land, Lumber & Lyrics — Silver Spring Entrepreneurs — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
"Three ace promoters of Silver Spring in those days [1920s & 30s], they had a finger in almost every pie." So wrote editor Blair Lee III in August 29, 1947 Maryland News describing his father E. Brooke Lee, James H. Cissel and Frank L. . . . Map (db m75761) HM
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36 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — 3 — Martin Rodbell — Biowalk of Fame
Nobel Laureate in medicine for discovering that cells were like computer chipsMap (db m188783) HM
37 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Modern Banking — Landmark Architecture — Silver Spring Georgia Avenue Heritage Trail —
The 1958 Perpetual Building Association office at 8700 Georgia Avenue is the finest example of Mid-Century Modern architecture in Silver Spring. The University of Maryland study Modern Movement in Maryland extols Perpetual as a "pristine . . . Map (db m66947) HM
38 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 1
This plaque marks the site of the District of Columbia North-East Boundary Stone No. 1 originally placed here 1791 - 1792 Presented by The Mary Washington Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and United States . . . Map (db m154777) HM
39 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Silver Opportunity — Live, Work , Play, Dine & Shop — Silver Spring Heritage Colesville Road —
The commercial Vitality of this block sprang to life in the late 1930s. Across the street, where homes with front porches once stood, the 1938 construction of the Silver Spring Shopping Center served as the "Magnet" attracting future . . . Map (db m69171) HM
40 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Silver Spring Armory
The Silver Spring Armory, completed in 1927, was significant for its association with the Maryland National Guard 29th Division's service during World Wars I and II. It was one of the major civic buildings constructed in Silver Spring during the . . . Map (db m75275) HM
41 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Silver Spring Armory 1914
The first decades of this century saw Silver Spring transformed from a 19th century rural village into an early 20th century residential community and center of commerce. Major E. Brooke Lee and Captain Frank L. Hewitt, returning World War I . . . Map (db m76024) HM
42 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station
One of the most significant reasons for Silver Spring's growth was its location along the Metropolitan Branch of the B&O Railroad. The railroad line stimulated the development of outlying commuter suburbs. It also allowed the County's agriculture . . . Map (db m75802) HM
43 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Silver Spring Experienced by a Mother and Child, 1861-1865
6 August 1863: “Our weather continues intensely hot, so far Blair endures it well — cheerful as a bird — out under the trees all day about the Spring where it is cool from the dense shade & the cool waters, he makes mill dams, mud cakes & runs . . . Map (db m82236) HM
44 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Silver Spring Shopping Center
The 1938 Silver Spring Shopping Center is a superb example of moderne architecture with art deco elements. Designed by noted architect John Eberson, it is a rare example of an early planned shopping center with parking forming Montgomery County's . . . Map (db m75065) HM
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45 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Silver Spring Shopping Center
Silver Spring's heyday as a commercial center began in 1938 with the opening of the Silver Theatre and Shopping complex, designed by John Eberson. These streamlined buildings housed a wide variety of shops, as well as a 1,100 seat movie theatre, and . . . Map (db m76002) HM
46 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Spirited Entertainment — West Side Development — Silver Spring Heritage - Georgia Avenue —
Silver Spring's First Movie Theater, the 500-seat SECO (Suburban Electric Company), which opened on November 7, 1927 with the silent film "Fireman Save My Child," was located at 8242-8244 Georgia Avenue. The theater, renamed Roth's Silver . . . Map (db m125279) HM
47 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Springing Up — Masonic Temple — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
At three stories, this was Silver Springs tallest building. Occupying the prime corner lot at 8435 Georgia Avenue was the Masonic Temple, home of the Silver Spring Lodge No. 215 A.F. & A.M. of Maryland. (Ancient and Free Accepted Mason). About three . . . Map (db m62102) HM
48 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — The Blair Family and the Civil War
In his declaration of war on April 15, 1861, President Lincoln made an urgent request: “I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate and aid said effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, . . . Map (db m82166) HM
49 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — The Blair Family and their Silver Spring Homes
“…[They] have to an unusual degree the spirit of [a] clan. Their family is a closed corporation.” Secretary John Hay recorded a White House conversation in which the President Abraham Lincoln, spoke of the Blair family: . . . Map (db m194704) HM
50 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — The Burger King — Silver Spring Entrepreneurs — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
"Buy 'em by the Bag," the motto urged. For more than half a century, hamburger-hungry customers came to Maryland's first Little Tavern to do just that. Harry F. Duncan founded Little Tavern Shops, Inc., which specialized in 5’ little . . . Map (db m75468) HM
51 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — The Civil War in Silver Spring
Just west of the Jesup Blair House was "Falklands," home of President Lincoln's Postmaster General, Montgomery C. Blair, and "Silver Spring," home of his father, Francis Preston Blair. During the attack on Ft. Stevens, July 11 and 12, 1864, . . . Map (db m3972) HM
52 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — The Community of Silver Spring
The Community of Silver Spring, Maryland, derives its name from this spring, discovered in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair and his daughter, Elizabeth. While riding on horseback in the woods beyond Washington, rays of sun on mica sand particles in . . . Map (db m74684) HM
53 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — The Global Refugee Mural — by Joel Beringer ©2009 — creative director Tom Block — Reported damaged
This mural tells the stories of 3 refugees who live here in Maryland, who were interviewed for this project. Georges, a former mayor of his city in eastern Congo (DRC), fled with his family when the war came to his region. Mai, from Myanmar (aka . . . Map (db m114527) HM
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54 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — The 'Mayor' of Silver Spring
"Don't Worry About It" The 'Mayor' of Silver Spring. Norman Lane 1911-1987. Remembering the Loving Kindhearted Forbearance of the People of Silver Spring The "Mayor of Silver Spring" was our official town drunk. Although he was . . . Map (db m79247) HM
55 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — The Silver Spring
The community of Silver Spring derives its name from a mica flecked sparkling spring which existed in the immediate area and is now commemorated in this park. Francis Preston Blair, who came to Maryland from Kentucky to publish a newspaper in . . . Map (db m101) HM
56 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — The Silver Spring Shopping Center
The 1938 Silver Theatre and Silver Spring Shopping Center complex is a landmark of early 20th-century commercial architecture. It profoundly affected the development of suburban Silver Spring as well as helped shape the growth of the region. It . . . Map (db m113018) HM
57 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — The Silver Theatre
Just around the corner, on Colesville Road, is the American Film Institute (AFI) Silver Theatre and Cultural Center — an architectural treasure and state-of-the-art movie theater saved from the wrecker's ball by the citizens of Silver Spring and . . . Map (db m113010) HM
58 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Two Roads
This sculpture, titled Two Roads, is a kind of open book that stands where two paths diverge, reflecting visitors and their world. The pages, with passages of caution, insight, beauty and hope, are quietly disintegrating dissolving into the . . . Map (db m114002) HM
59 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — Veterans Plaza
"… We take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion … that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom …" Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg . . . Map (db m113541) WM
60 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver spring — Visions Realized — Early Family Businesses — Silver Heritage - Georgia Avenue —
Silver Spring in the early 1900s saw the construction of several private dwellings fronting the east side of Georgia Avenue, originally named the Washington and Brookeville Turnpike. One of these was an American four-square house built in 1909 . . . Map (db m79226) HM
61 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — William L. Chaplin Arrested!
On August 8, 1850 a hired carriage was forcibly stopped in the middle of Brookeville Pike (Georgia Avenue) near this spot by a Sheriff's posse from Washington, D.C. and a shoot-out ensued. The carriage was driven by William Chaplin, who was unarmed, . . . Map (db m109230) HM
62 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — 1 — William Osler — Biowalk of Fame
Father of modern medicine and HopkinsMap (db m188786) HM
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63 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring — You Are Here - 1931 — Mapping Silver Spring's Success — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
Brick Is Enduring. In 1931, the Lansdale, PA engineer Frank HM Klinge published the Atlas of Montgomery County; Volume One. Real estate atlases were created to assist fire insurance companies in assessing the risk associated with insuring a . . . Map (db m75302) HM
64 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Fairland — Lee Family Cemetery
Sarah Lee and her family received their freedom and 137 acres of land by the will of Evan Shaw, 1857.Map (db m187500) HM
65 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — A Pioneering Woman Suffragist — Lavinia Margaret Engle (May 23, 1892 - May 29, 1979) — Remarkable Montgomery: Untold Stories —
Lavinia Margaret Engle was a lifelong advocate for women's rights and social services. Born here in 1892, before women had the right to vote, she joined the women's suffrage movement, led the state's League of Women Voters, and became . . . Map (db m240327) HM
66 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — Another Time — National Park Seminary
Imagine this landscape as it was a century ago. National Park Seminary was then a highly regarded private school for young women. The campus showcased small, simple gardens and wide lawns graced with European sculpture. Paths wound through . . . Map (db m213231) HM
67 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — Army Medical Museum
Army Medical Museum has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provision of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the . . . Map (db m17095) HM
68 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — Daniel Carroll II
In Memory of Daniel Carroll II Member Continental Congress Signer Articles of Confederation and Constitution July 22 1730 † May 7, 1796Map (db m109918) HM
69 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — Daniel Carroll of Rock Creek — July 22, 1730 - May 7, 1796 — Reported missing
Near this spot was the home of Daniel Carroll, member of the Second Continental Congress and of the Federal Constitutional Convention. He was a Representative from Maryland in the first United States Congress and served as one of the three . . . Map (db m168741) HM
70 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — Fair Housing In The Suburbs
On June 9, 1966, nine civil rights demonstrators walked onto I-495 in an act of civil disobedience. Attorney C. Charles Jones led the three-day, 64-mile march around the beltway to protest the lack of rental housing for African Americans in the DC . . . Map (db m215312) HM
71 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — General George W. Getty, U.S.A.
George Washington Getty was born in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 1819. He graduated from the U.S Military Academy in West Point in 1840 and served in Michigan at Fort Monroe, Virginia. He was a captain of artillery in the Mexican War (1847-48), . . . Map (db m113877) HM
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72 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — In Memory of LTC Karen J. Wagner
Born February 22, 1961 Washington, DC A dedicated and loyal Army Medical Service Corps Officer Died September 11, 2001 At the Pentagon Serving her country during the Terrorist attacks of that Day Dedicated September 11, 2003 . . . Map (db m116029) WM
73 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — John Carroll — 1735 - 1815
John Carroll 1735-1815 First resident pastor here 1774 First Prefect Apostolic - 1784 First Bishop - 1789 First Archbishop - 1808 of the Catholic Church in the United States Erected by Order of the Alhambra . . . Map (db m109925) HM
74 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — Memorial to LTC Karen J. Wagner
This memorial to LTC Karen J. Wagner was previously installed in the gymnasium named in her honor at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Working with the Surgeon General of the United States Army, NMHM relocated the . . . Map (db m198861) HM WM
75 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. Guests at The Forest Inn, . . . Map (db m115987) HM
76 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. The Aloha cottage was built . . . Map (db m115988) HM
77 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. The classical style of the . . . Map (db m115989) HM
78 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. The massive Ament Hall, . . . Map (db m115990) HM
79 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. Seminary students belonged . . . Map (db m115991) HM
80 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. Hotel guests and seminary . . . Map (db m115992) HM
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81 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. The Forest Inn was built in . . . Map (db m115993) HM
82 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. A panorama of five . . . Map (db m115994) HM
83 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. This corner marks the . . . Map (db m213232) HM
84 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — The National Park Seminary Historic District — Historic District
The National Park Seminary Historic District has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior 1972 for its architectural significance and its role in women’s . . . Map (db m115821) HM
85 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Forest Glen — Welcome to Seminary Park — National Park Seminary
Stroll into an oasis of native plants. This garden is designed to absorb and filter stormwater. It features many local plant species you may recognize and some you may have never seen. Conservation landscapes like this shelter wildlife and . . . Map (db m213230) HM
86 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Glenmont — Cisterns — Project Summary
In 2015, Glen Waye Gardens Condominiums and Bethesda Green undertook three major methods to reduce Glen Waye's stormwater runoff: • Reforestation project: 60 native trees were planted. • Cisterns: 6 concrete pads and rainwater collection . . . Map (db m112542) HM
87 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Glenmont — Conservation Landscaping — Project Summary
In 2015, Glen Waye Gardens Condominiums and Bethesda Green undertook three major methods to reduce Glen Waye's stormwater runoff: • Reforestation Project: 60 native trees were planted. • Cisterns: 6 concrete pads and rainwater . . . Map (db m112543) HM
88 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Glenmont — Reforestation — Project Summary
In 2015, Glen Waye Gardens Condominiums and Bethesda Green undertook three major methods to reduce Glen Waye's stormwater runoff: • Reforestation project: 60 native trees were planted. • Cisterns: 6 concrete pads and . . . Map (db m112540) HM
89 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Kemp Mill — Luther Rice — 1783 • 1836
The Royal Ambassadors of the Southern Baptist Convention made possible this memorial by their gifts and dedicated it to the memory of Luther Rice on August 14, 1963 during the Third National • Royal Ambassador Congress •Map (db m114892) HM
90 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Kemp Mill — Rice The Educator
Luther Rice always considered himself primarily a missionary; his all-encompassing concern was missions; his persistent purpose was to facilitate mission advance. Only against this background of mission dedication was he an educator. For him . . . Map (db m114894) HM
91 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Kemp Mill — Rice The Journalist
The entry of Luther Rice into the field of journalism was not based upon his love of writing or his desire to be an editor. Rather, it was an outgrowth of his complete devotion to the missionary outreach of Baptists. Rice had himself experienced the . . . Map (db m114895) HM
92 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Kemp Mill — Rice The Missionary
Luther Rice was one of the first foreign missionaries from the United States. Along with Adoniram Judson and three others, he was ordained a Congregationalist missionary in 1812. In India he and the Judsons accepted the Baptist view of Baptism, . . . Map (db m114888) HM
93 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Kemp Mill — Rice The Organizer
Luther Rice has been described as a denominational statesman. His critics--and they were many--would probably have labeled him a "Baptist politician"! Rice had the traits both of the polished diplomat and the grass-roots office seeker. He was . . . Map (db m114891) HM
94 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Layhill — Conduit Track Switch and Crossover
D. C. Transit System 1540, shown to the right on the turning loop at 11th and Monroe Streets NW, will soon operate south on 11th Street to east on E Street to south on 9th Street to east on Pennsylvania Avenue. Just east of 7th Street, the car will . . . Map (db m115996) HM
95 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Layhill — Matthew Henson — A Lifetime of Exploration
August 8, 1866 - Born in Charles County, Maryland. 1877-1879 - At the age of 12, leaves home to live in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. 1879-1884 - Joins the crew of the ship "Katie Hines" as a cabin boy and explores the . . . Map (db m114209) HM
96 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Montgomery Knolls — Natural Treasures
Pictured here is Rachel Carson exploring this stream valley with local children in the 1960s. Rachel Carson (1907-1964) was a scientist who had a remarkable talent for making complicated scientific information easy to understand. Her most . . . Map (db m229725) HM
97 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Norwood — Children Growing Up in Montgomery County — 1861 - 1865
Mothers and fathers alike sought to ensure that their sons and daughters had continual access to education between 1861 and 1865. At the height of the Civil War, public primary schools in Montgomery County were closed due to deficient state . . . Map (db m162739) HM
98 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Sandy Spring — The Holland Red Door Store
In 1860 James Holland purchased this land and built the general store that still stands today. Located at the intersection of the toll roads to Baltimore and Olney, the store was at the heart of a community that became known as Holland's Corner. . . . Map (db m49924) HM
99 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Sligo Creek Park — Invasive Plants / Plantas Invasivas — Sligo Creek Interpretive Trail / Sendero de Sligo Creek — Montgomery Parks —
Some of the plants in Sligo Creek Park may not belong here. Many plants from other parts of the world have been brought in, on purpose or by accident, and have established themselves all over our region. They have left behind animals . . . Map (db m231318) HM
100 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Wheaton — Azalea Garden — 1970 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
Hans Hanses, the M-NCPPC landscape designer responsible for designing the original gardens, was asked by several people what his design concept was for the gardens: "They were disappointed because there was no such [thing as a garden concept]. We . . . Map (db m114203) HM

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