Historic Silver Spring
Images of America: Historic Silver Spring celebrates the community's past, beginning with founder Francis Preston Blair's 1840 discovery of the mica-flecked spring and the 1873 arrival of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Vintage photographs document the progressive growth of the "Main Streets," Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road, and the construction of the Silver Spring Armory and National Dry Cleaning Institute in 1927 and the Silver Theatre and Silver Spring Shopping Center in 1938. The volume culminates with modern pictures of downtown Silver Spring's 21st-century revitalization, which continues to preserve the past and secure the future of the area. In a pictorial journey through the community's Central Business District and bordering residential neighborhood, East Silver Spring, Historic Silver Spring honors the people and places that have come before.
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ACORN GAZEBO Avenue and Colesville B&.O Railroad Baltimore Blair Lee Blair Lee III Blair Station Post BOUNDARY STONE Brooke Lee Brookeville Turnpike CANADA DRY BOTTLING Cissel Colesville Road community's construction cornerstone DCPL District of Columbia downtown Silver Spring DRY BOTTLING PLANT East-West Highway EASTERN AVENUE Ephraim Francis Baldwin facade Francis Preston Blair Frozen Custard Georgia Avenue Georgia Avenue underpass Gramax John left to right Little Tavern located Maryland Montgomery County murals opened operated photograph was taken Pitney-Bowes postcard depicts postmaster Reindeer Frozen Custard restaurant Rockville Ross POSTCARD Samuel Phillips Lee SIDE OF GEORGIA Silver Spring Armory Silver Spring Avenue Silver Spring Historical Silver Spring National Silver Spring Park Silver Spring Post Slatick Sligo Avenue South Silver Spring Spring Historical Society Spring Post Office Spring Shopping Center SSHS Star Station Post Office structure was razed Suburban Tastee Diner THAYER AVENUE TRANSORMA Washington and Brookeville Wayne Avenue