Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Silver Spring Heritage Trail Map

The Silver Spring Heritage Trail was dedicated on April 17, 2010 and is Montgomery County's first trail dedicated to the exploration of a community's local history.  The first six of twenty planned signs are located on a four block stretch of historic "Main Street" Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring.  Each sign relates unique stories of the men, women, and places that contributed to making Georgia Avenue a rare surviving example of an early to mid 20th century commercial street scape.
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"Early Family Businesses" heritage trail marker located in front of
8223 Georgia Avenue.  Photo by Jerry A. McCoy

Dedication day crowd gathers around the "Lumber, Lunch & Lyrics" heritage trail
marker at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Ripley Street.  Photo by George French.

(Left to right) Charlotte Coffield, Jerry A. McCoy, and Patricia Tyson pose next to the
 Maryland News/Gifford's heritage trail marker at the corner of Georgia Avenue and
Sligo Avenue.  Photo by George French.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for creating these signs. The majority of the people who live here are ignorant of what came before them. All they care about is what new restaurant is opening.

J.W. said...

I appreciate the signs too and the preservation of historical Silver Spring. It is important to remember what once was, but just as important to look forward to what is yet to come. One day we will look back at the new places with fond nostalgic memories, as we do now with the old. Cheers to Silver Spring: Then & Again!