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Archive for November, 2006

2 Famous Pioneer Women were Neighbors in Silver Spring, Md

carson-house-for-blog.jpgRachael Carson, this pioneer activist stirred up controversy with her book “Silent Spring” She wrote the book in her house in the Quaint Acres Neighborhood of Silver Spring, Md. This fairly modest rambler with english basement was built in 1957 and sits on a heavily wood lot of a little over an acre. A Conservation park in Brookville and an elementary school in Gaithersburg are named after Carson. Rumor has it that Rachel Carson lived in a cape cod style home on Williamsburg Drive in the Woodmoor Subdivision of Silver Spring, Md 20901, many years before moving to her “Quaint Acres” house. If anyone has also heard this or can verify it, Please let us know!? Read the rest of this entry »

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Proposed Subdivision in Silver Spring-Woodside 1.43 Acre Lot – 6 Homes

An Old Elegant Dutch Colonial Built in 1912 sits majestically on an elevated circular site, surrounded by old fragrant pine trees and a stone retaining wall. The grounds are abundant with mature trees including an old giant sized magnolia. The house is vacant and overgrown and suffers badly from deferred maintainence, but still retains the charm of a bygone era. It appears that at one time the house had a circular driveway coming in from edgevale road and going out to Watson Road. The Plans are to raze the old house and build 6 new houses. The Address is 9206 Watson Road, Silver Spring, Md 20910 Off of Dale Drive near Colesville Road.

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Where is the Katrina Cottage going to be in Silver Spring?

katrina-site.jpgIn reference to Silver Spring Singular’s blog post about the Katrina Cottage. Affordable Housing coming to Silver Spring –Article. The house being torn down and replaced by this cute new cottage was built in 1977 and sits at the very end of Michican Avenue on a drop-off that overlooks the railroad tracks. It’s very small and very beat up.

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