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By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
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Maryland (Montgomery County), 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 . . . — Map (db m79236) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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 Spring . . . — Map (db m125280) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Forest Glen Railroad Station — 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 students arrived at . . . — Map (db m115992) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Formal Gardens — 1969 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
According to Carl Schoening, Chief of Horticulture for the Parks in 1969, "We're always kind of fashioned Brookside to be a miniature Longwood Gardens. To Some extent. Not a copycat, but along those lines." If you've ever visited Longwood . . . — Map (db m114206) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Fragrance Garden — 1972 — Re-designed 1994 —
The original design for this garden area was conceived as a Garden for the Senses, which included many features intended for blind visitors, including plants with notable fragrances and a water feature that ran the length of the garden—adding . . . — Map (db m114202) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Garden Lunch/Recess Lessons — School's Outside
What Plants Do You Eat? It's no secret that humans depend on plants for food. But, have you ever thought about what parts of the plant that you are eating? Take a look at the six basic plant parts: Seeds, Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers and . . . — Map (db m114211)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Gude Garden — 1973 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
The Gude Garden (dedicated by Congressman Gilbert Gude to his father and nurseryman, Adolph Gude) has a calming, Asian feel to it -- though it was not designed to be a Japanese garden in the strict sense. Its emphasis on forms (land, water, and . . . — Map (db m110642) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Guests at The Forest Inn — 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, students at . . . — Map (db m115987) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington
The only contingent of Confederate soldiers to enter Washington during the Civil War marched down Georgia Avenue, formerly called Seventh Street Pike, the 11th and 12th of July 1864 and attacked Fort Stevens. President Lincoln arrived at Fort . . . — Map (db m65510) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Kemp Mill
A 1794 map of Maryland indicates a mill at this site owned by Quaker minister and political activist Evan Thomas. Thomas' Mill, leased to Thomas Brown in 1803, was sold to Aaron Dyer in 1816. Francis Valdenar purchased the frame saw and grist mill . . . — Map (db m332) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — MARC Train #286
In memory of the passengers & crew of MARC Train # 286 who perished at this site on February 16, 1996, and to the heroic actions of those who aided in the rescue effort. Carlos Byrd Diana Hanvichid Claudius Kessoon Thomas Loatman . . . — Map (db m133994) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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 m114210) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Mica Mine Ruins
The mine was located in a wooded area on the western bank of the Northwest Branch, which is now adjacent to the Springbrook Forest subdivision. Mica is a silver-colored, heat resistant rock that can be split into thin transparent sheets. In the . . . — Map (db m110671) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Monarch Waystation
This site provides milkweeds, nectar sources, and shelter needed to sustain monarch butterflies as they migrate through North America. Certified and registered by Monarch Watch as an official Monarch Waystation. Create, conserve, & . . . — Map (db m110639)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Old Glory
Top section of marker: 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   . . . — Map (db m111567) WM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — One Tree's Life
Over a hundred years ago an acorn sprouted in this spot. During its long life, the oak provided food and shelter for animals. Tree rings tell the story of a tree's life. Wide rings mean years of good growth; narrow rings may mean drought when the . . . — Map (db m113949) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, North Cornerstone
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Maryland Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m140872) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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 m140899) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Prehistoric Rock Shelters
Beginning about 1000 B.C., local American Indian tribes used these rock shelters as "prehistoric motels." Although the tribes had adopted agriculture by that time, they supplemented their diet with wild plants and animals. These shelters provided a . . . — Map (db m110670) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Rachel Carson
Ms. Rachel Louise Carson was born on May 27, 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania, but spent most of her adult life in and around Montgomery County, Maryland. She was a renowned biologist and owed her love of nature to the encouragements of her mother, . . . — Map (db m74150) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Rachel Carson House
Rachel Carson House Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This property possesses national significance in the commemorating the history of the United States of America. 1991 National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m75694) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — RainScapes — Harvest the Heavens... for Healthy Watersheds
Rainscapes recreate natural ecosystems to help soil capture and filter rain water, which prevents pollution runoff and erosion, while also recharging groundwater supplies. From simple rain barrels to elaborate rain gardens, Rainscapes are a . . . — Map (db m110608)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — RainScapes — Harvest the Heavens... for Healthy Watersheds
Rainscapes recreate natural ecosystems to help soil capture and filter rain water, which prevents pollution runoff and erosion, while also recharging groundwater supplies. From simple rain barrels to elaborate rain gardens, Rainscapes are a . . . — Map (db m110612) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Regional Parks — Balancing Recreation with Conservation
Wheaton Regional Park was established in 1961, making it Montgomery County's first park. It remains one of the finest parks in the County today. Visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational and educational opportunities within its 536 acres. . . . — Map (db m110633) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Safeway — Serving Wheaton Since 1951
On this site in 1951, Wheaton welcomed Safeway into the community with a supermarket located at 11215 Georgia Avenue. Safeway was one of the ?rst to offer free parking, refrigerated produce and "Cool Shopping Comfort" in the air conditioned . . . — Map (db m113224) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Shorefield
"The Stubbs Farm" As of 2014 there were five regional parks in Montgomery County, collectively encompassing over 8060 acres. Wheaton Regional Park became the first regional park in the County when it opened in 1961. Defined by a noticeably . . . — Map (db m110631) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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, . . . — Map (db m82236) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Silver Spring in the Civil War
On July 11-12, 1864, General Jubal Early's 20,000 Confederate troops marched down Georgia Avenue (formerly Seventh Street Turnpike), in their attack on Fort Stevens in the District of Columbia (1). Francis Preston Blair's vacant home (2) "Silver . . . — Map (db m37580) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Sororities — 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 to sororities that . . . — Map (db m115991) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Stream Restoration
Wheaton Branch The health of Wheaton Branch affect the condition of all the waterways into which it flows, from Sligo Creek to the Atlantic Ocean. Wheaton Branch is a tributary of Sligo Creek which flows into the Northwest Branch of the . . . — Map (db m110607)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Suggestions for Walking the Labyrinth
What is a Labyrinth? The Labyrinth is a silent walking meditation. Unlike a maze, which challenges the mind with choices and dead ends, labyrinths have only one clear, winding path leading the walker from the edge to the center. Labyrinths . . . — Map (db m110643)
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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 . . . — Map (db m79247) HM

Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Aloha Cottage — 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 in 1898 as a . . . — Map (db m115988) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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 . . . — Map (db m82293) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Bridge to Understanding — 1963 - 2012 — 50th Anniversary —
The Tradition of Friendship Continues Between Girl Scouts of Japan and Girl Scouts of America. — Map (db m109838) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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 the . . . — Map (db m74684) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Expansion of the Seminary — 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 connected buildings . . . — Map (db m115994) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Fall Line and the Gorge
You are about to enter the most scenic and rugged section of the Northwest Branch. This rocky gorge marks the "Fall Line," where the tough metamorphic rocks of the Piedmont, meaning "foot of the mountain," give way to the sandy sediments of the . . . — Map (db m113739) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Forest Inn — 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 1887 as a summer . . . — Map (db m115993) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Global Refugee Mural — by Joel Beringer ©2009 — creative director Tom Block —
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Gymnasium — 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 gymnasium, built . . . — Map (db m115989) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Harper Family Homestead
Take a moment to think about your home and family life. Thomas Harper and his wife Elizabeth raised six children in this home. Later, their son Richard and his wife Rachel raised fifteen children there. They kept chickens and pigs, had vegetable . . . — Map (db m109224) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Northwest Branch
This stream has flowed here for millions of years, gradually changing its course and meandering back and forth across its floodplain to widen and level the valley floor. Regular floods after heavy rains deposit sediments creating rich soils that . . . — Map (db m110673) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Pond in Autumn — Brookside Nature Center
Autumn Wildlife—Autumn's shorter days bring cooler weather. Leaves begin changing from green to yellow, gold, orange and red. Animals get ready for colder days by building up fat and energy reserves. Some eat leaves, seeds, nuts, and . . . — Map (db m110721)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Pond in Spring — Brookside Nature Center
Spring Wildlife—In the spring, a flurry of activity takes place in and around the pond. Animals that were inactive during winter become active as the days get longer and warmer. Many begin selecting territories and mates. The pond is . . . — Map (db m110555)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Pond in Summer — Brookside Nature Center
Summer Wildlife—In the summer, animals that were born in spring have left their dens and nests and begin to make their own way in the world. In the Pond—The pond provides habitat for painted, red-bellied and snapping . . . — Map (db m110557)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Pond in Winter — Brookside Nature Center
Winter Wildlife—Some animals that live around the pond remain active, foraging for food to sustain them in the winter. A thick layer of fat keeps them warm, and provides energy reserves when food is hard to find. Most animals within the . . . — Map (db m110554)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Rachel Carson Greenway
In 2004, this trail corridor was named in honor of the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson. When complete, the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail will be 25 miles long, connecting the Anacostia Trail System in Prince George's County . . . — Map (db m114368) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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 also . . . — Map (db m113018) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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 . . . — Map (db m113010) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Spirit of Wheaton
[This historical mural depicts the] Graeves Home, 1922; Lieshner Radio Repair, 1948; Little Tavern Cafe, 1950; Hickerson Station & Store, 1925; Getty Farm, 1912. Design and Art Work [by The] Maryland College of Art and Design, Edward Glynn, . . . — Map (db m115055) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Trial Garden — 1974 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
The first Trial Garden was a temporary display that tested new varieties of vegetables and annual plants for use in home landscapes. The permanent Trial Garden (pictured far right after completion) continues with this mission, but with more emphasis . . . — Map (db m114204) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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. Of . . . — Map (db m115372) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Veterans Plaza
(left panel) "... 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) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Welcome to Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park
This carousel, circa 1915, was operated by Jim Wells on the National Mall for many years as the Herschell-Spillman Carousel. It was purchased and renamed by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission as part of the dedication of the . . . — Map (db m111571) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — What Are Rain Gardens?
Rain gardens are designed to capture stormwater runoff, holding it until the water soaks into the ground. The water may come from any impervious surface including roofs, streets, sidewalks, or even lawns. Normally this water (along with sediments . . . — Map (db m110547)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — What Happened Here? — Brookside Gardens
On July 25, 2010 a microburst (similar to a tornado) tore through this section of the Gardens, breaking and toppling many large trees in a matter of seconds. As this old tuliptree fell, parts of the substantial root system lifted an entire section . . . — Map (db m114207) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Wheaton Veterans Park — M-NCPPC Department of Parks Montgomery County
Dedicated to America's courageous men and women veterans — Map (db m115554) WM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Xeriscape Demonstration Project — at Woodside Urban Park
This demonstration garden was installed on October 30, 2010 to promote landscaping methods that conserve water. These methods have become increasingly important as our global climate changes. D&R International, an environmental consulting firm . . . — Map (db m111214) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Somerset — One Hundred Years a Town — The Town of Somerset — Incorporated in 1906 —
As the 19th century drew to a close, the trolley car made it possible to work in downtown Washington and live in Maryland. That inspired five government scientists to invest in Somerset Heights, each building a home near this corner. On April 5, . . . — Map (db m129429) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Stronghold — Sugarloaf Mountain — A Signalman’s Lot — Antietam Campaign 1862 —
You are at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain, where on September 5-6, 1862, Union observers watched the Army of Northern Virginia cross the Potomac River to invade Maryland. A signal station had been established here in the summer of 1861, one in a . . . — Map (db m1749) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — "The Presidents Tree"
Dedicated April 26, 1948 as a living memorial to the men who "Gave their last full measure of devotion to their county" in the War, 1861-1865. The unique inscriptions on this American Beech Tree were carved by the nimble finger of Samuel M'Closky . . . — Map (db m73813) HM WM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — B.Y. Morrison Park
Benjamin Y. Morrison (1891-1966) was a pioneer in horticulture and the first director of the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Morrison was also chief editor of the American Horticultural Society's magazine from its inception in 1926 until . . . — Map (db m125510) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Belle Ziegler Park
This park land, originally called North Takoma Park, was donated by city founder Benjamin Franklin Gilbert as part of his effort to create public spaces within the city. By the mid-1920's it had been renamed Washington Park and was the scene of . . . — Map (db m58459) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Carroll Avenue Bridge
Three bridges have been built across Sligo Creek at Carroll Avenue. The first bridge, built about 1878, was a simple wooden structure located about 150 feet below the site of the present bridge. When the Seventh-day Adventist Church established a . . . — Map (db m110246) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Davis-Warner House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m128835) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Early Takoma — Laurel and Carroll Avenues
In 1888 B. F. Gilbert, the founder of Takoma Park, built a log cabin to celebrate the presidential campaign of Benjamin Harrison. The cabin stood on the east side of Laurel at Carroll Avenue until it burned to the ground on Halloween in 1915. It was . . . — Map (db m64507) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Founding of Takoma Park
Erected by the citizens in commemoration of the founding of Takoma Park by Benjamin F. Gilbert November 24, 1883 Dedicated July 4, 1939 — Map (db m58378) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Lee Jordan — Coach Extraordinaire & Civil Rights Leader
Lee Jordan was one of the most influential citizens in Takoma Park history. By the time of his death in 1988 he achieved legendary status for his inspirational role in the lives of hundreds of children through the Takoma Park Boys & Girls Club and . . . — Map (db m75220) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Lee Jordan Field — From Cows to Games, Fireworks & Festivals
When Takoma Park was founded in 1883 the parcel of land that today is Lee Jordan Field was part of a large farm belonging to the Brashears family. A stream known as Brashears Run flowed here across a lush, soggy pasture. A son-in-law, Roger Hodges . . . — Map (db m75214) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Living in Takoma Park
Humans first crossed the Bering Strait from Asia between 25,000-14,000 years ago. People may have started living in the Maryland area very soon after the crossing. This was during the Pleistocene Epoch when giant mammals such as saber-toothed cats, . . . — Map (db m58399) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 2
Jurisdiction of the United States Miles 2 1792 Maryland Var. 1.12 — Map (db m140900) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Roscoe — (a.k.a. Chick Chick) — 1989 - 1999 —
This free spirited rooster, who chose to live in our town, was fed and protected by Alan Daugharthy and Alma Keating, and brought joy into our urban lives. Friends of Roscoe. — Map (db m64533) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Scott H. Lawson
He lived for peace Scott H. Lawson 1949-1984 Takoma Park Nuclear Freeze Task Force — Map (db m96082) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Sligo Creek Waterworks
The Dam and building foundations seen here are the remains of the Sligo Creek Waterworks which served the town of Takoma from 1900 to 1930. At times, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Kensington and Bethesda also received water from this plant until these . . . — Map (db m73796) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Takoma Park Veterans Memorial
Enshrined here is eternal tribute to those who fought our country's battles — Map (db m126923) WM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — The Metropolitan Branch and Takoma Park
Geology This section of the trail is on the border of two physiographic provinces, the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont Region, display traces of two different times on Earth.

The Coastal Plain stretches south and east from where you are . . . — Map (db m58425) HM

Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — The Source — Senior Class Gift — July 31, 1976 —
The Source Senior Class Gift July 31, 1976 Symbolism of Living-Water Fountain "But the water I give them... becomes a perpetual spring within them, watering them forever with eternal life." John 4:14 L.G. The water flows . . . — Map (db m110249) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — The Thomas/Siegler House and Garden
The home of Horace and Amanda Thomas built in 1884 was the first house to be completed in Takoma Park. It is a fine example of early residential development in Montgomery County. The house, carriage house, and spacious garden illustrate life as it . . . — Map (db m110245) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Walt Penney Field
In honor of Walt Penney who found enjoyment on Takoma Park's sports fields and returned it ten fold. The spirit of “Coach Walt” will be alive in the glee of children at play and the pride of cheering parents. — Map (db m2489) HM

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