Walking Tour to Silver Spring's Original "Silver" Spring
Saturday, September 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join Silver Spring Historical Society president Jerry A. McCoy on a two-hour walking tour to the spring after which our community was named and other historic sites surrounding the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station. McCoy is the author of Historic Silver Spring(2005) and Downtown Silver Spring(2010), both by Arcadia Publishing. Cost is $10.00 per person (cash only).
Signed copies of both books available for purchase after each tour, $20 each, cash or check..
Tours begin and end at theBaltimore & Ohio 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.
100th Anniversary Silver Spring Fire Department & Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony
Friday, May 15th, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Fire Station 1 Restaurant
8131 Georgia Avenue (corner of Silver Spring Avenue)
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
The Silver Spring Fire Department, in conjunction with the Silver Spring Historical Society, will conduct a public wreath laying ceremony to honor its two members killed in the Line of Duty over the past century. In addition, those associated with the department "who have gone before" wil also be remembered with a bell tolling.
This event will take place in front of old Fire Station 1 on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the department, May 15, 1915. Old Fire Station 1 was constructed in 1914 and is listed on the Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites in Montgomery County.
Scheduled to speak will be former SSFD Chief Roger McGary and SSHS President Jerry A. McCoy.
Everyone is encouraged to attend to honor our fallen and to celebrate the 100th birthday of our Silver Spring landmark.
(Below left to right: Original 1915 Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Deptartment, SSFD insignia featuring Silver Spring's 1850 Acorn Gazebo, the original 1914 Silver Spring Armory and SSVFD, 8131 Georgia Avenue. Photos courtesy SSHS and Jerry A. McCoy.)