Walking Tour to Silver Spring's Original "Silver" Spring
Saturday, July 6, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join Silver Spring Historical Society president Jerry A. McCoy on a walking tour to the spring after which our community was named and other historic sites surrounding the B & O RR Station. McCoy is the author of Historic Silver Spring(2005) and Downtown Silver Spring(2010), both by Arcadia Publishing. Cost $10.00, children under 13 free. Signed copies of both books available for purchase, $20 each, cash or check..
The Silver Spring Historical Society and Montgomery Preservation Inc. sponsor this monthly open house at the historic 1945 B&O Railroad Station. Featured are local historic railroad photographs by Robert Davis, exhibit of Silver Spring advertising memorabilia and artifacts, and a model train display that kids will love!
Limited free parking is available in front of the station (please do not park next door at the fire station!) with ample street parking and a parking garage available nearby. The railroad station is also an easy four block walk from the Silver Spring Metro station on the Red Line. The station is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. FREE. Information (301) 495-4915.
B&O Railroad Station
8100 Georgia Avenue (at Sligo Avenue)
Silver Spring, MD
Jerry A. McCoy (center) points out architectural detailing on the 1936 Silver Spring Post Office to attendees of the Fall 2008 Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference meeting, held November 6-8, 2008. Photo by George French.