silver spring houses: McNeills Addition to Silver Spring Park - Quiet, Charm Filled Pocket of Homes in Downtown Silver Spring - 11/03/11 02:13 AM
A Mature, Established and Vibrant  Neighborhood of Unique and Charming Single Family Homes on Shady Tree Lined Streets, just 2 Blocks from the Downtown Silver Spring Central Business District.
Robert Hayes Mc Neill was a 40 year old Washington DC attorney from North Carolina, living with his wife Cora and 2 Children on the "Mc Neill Farm" - Silver Spring in 1918.  At this time in the 1900's Silver Spring was mostly open land and forests dotted with a few farms and 3 Large Country Estates. 
In 1923 Robert Mc Neill subdivided his farm into lots that today is Robert H. Mc Neills' Addition to Silver Spring Park.  … (0 comments)

silver spring houses: Famous People from Silver Spring, Md - Dominique Dawes - 09/01/07 07:44 AM
Dominique Dawes was born in Silver Spring, MD and grew up in this house on Ritchie Avenue in Silver Spring, MD 20910.  She attended Blair High School at the "old original" Blair Campus in Silver Spring on Wayne Avenue.Dawes was a member of the 1996 Gold Medal Olympic Team where she also became the first African-American to win an individual event medal with her bronze on floor. She and her teammates appeared on the Wheaties cereal box and have also appeared on numerous television shows since their gold medal win. Dawes won all four events at the 1996 Coca-Cola National Championships … (2 comments)

silver spring houses: 8400 Queen Annes Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 - 07/25/07 07:09 AM
                                             Elegant Story Book  House in for Sale in Downtown Silver Spring!
Enchanted 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom Cape Cod within walking distance to Silver Spring METRO, 3 Beautiful Parks and all that is new and exciting in Downtown Silver Spring! Private Garage Parking in Rear Alley! Gorgeous Back yard with white picket fence, Deck , Hot Tub and Water Feature. Sumptuous "Knock Your Socks Off" Master Bedroom Suite with 2 Walk-in Closets and huge Master Bathroom! One of a kind "Ship Shape" Finished Lower Level with Cool Media/Game Room, Large Screen TV, Delightful LaundryRoom, Workshop and Half Bathroom. Built in 1933 this house … (0 comments)

silver spring houses: East Silver Spring's Bungalows and Bungalow Streets - 06/24/07 03:38 AM
The bungalow, in Silver Spring, MD, is one of the most popular home styles that vintage home buyers will ask me to look for. 
 When I think of, or hear the word Bungalow, the first streets that come to mind are Silver Spring Avenue, Thayer Avenue, Easley Street, Sligo Avenue, Gist, Richmond and all their cross streets.  The subdivisions are Silver Spring, Silver Spring Park and Blair.  Developed from the early 1900's to early 1930's, this is a Vintage Bungalow Lover's Heaven!  Every imaginable Bungalow type and style is represented and concentrated in this part of Silver Spring.
One  the first homes I ever … (3 comments)

silver spring houses: A Mid Century Modern House Lovers Heaven in Quaint Acres, Silver Spring, Md - 05/27/07 06:52 AM

 Tucked away in a wooded sylvan setting off New Hampshire Avenue near White Oak is the Neighborhood of Quaint Acres in Silver Spring, Md.  A recent Washington Post Article describes the setting in this neighborhood to a tee.  The setting is perfect for the Mid Century Modern houses that were built there in the early to late 1950's. Contemporary Mid Century Modern architects and builders such as Charles Goodman and Frank Lloyd Wright  loved to make their homes seem as if they were one with nature.  Mid Century Modern Homes have simple, clean lines without a lot of embellishments. They use a lot … (0 comments)

silver spring houses: Older Than the Oldest House in Silver Spring MD - 05/02/07 03:51 AM

Since my recent post about the Oldest House in Silver Spring an EVEN OLDER ONE has come on the market for sale. It's the original Kinsman Farmhouse out Colesville Road between 4 corners and Burnt Mills.  It dates back to 1783!, and I thought 1833 was OLD!! It's on almost an acre hidden from the Road in the midst of  newer houses and townhouses.  
You won't believe the restoration that's been done on this 7 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, 2 Fireplace Historic House or the fact that it is OVER 200 years old and is in the 4 Corners/Northwood Park area of Silver Spring.

silver spring houses: Famous People from Silver Spring, Md - Harold Solomon - 04/06/07 01:18 AM

The 1970's and 80's Tennis Star Harold Solomon grew up in this big custom-built split level home in the Springbrook Estates Subdivision of Silver Spring.  The house was built in 1958 and has 7 Bedrooms and 4 Full Baths, an inground swimming pool and (of course) a Tennis Court. The house is located within one block of the former home of Lefty Driesell.  Harold Solomon graduated from Springbrook High School in 1970 and became known with fellow tennis star Eddie Dibbs as one of the "BAGEL TWINS".  Solomon's parents sold the home in 1977 and moved to Florida. Harold Solomon runs the Harold Solomon Institue … (2 comments)

silver spring houses: Famous People's Houses in Silver Spring, Md - Lefty Driesell - 04/04/07 04:46 AM
Built in 1968, this big contemporary split level was the private home of Charles "Lefty" Driesell until it was sold by him in 1988. 
This unique custom built home is on a short, no-thru street in the subdivision known as Valleybrook. The home is set on a densely wooded 1/2 acre within walking distance to Springbrook High School.
The bright main level of the house has vaulted ceilings and extra windows everywhere. The home has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the upper level; plus an extra bedroom and full bathroom in the lower level.  The backyard is level and private, it has (of course) a half court basketball court with lighting! … (0 comments)

silver spring houses: Famous People from Silver Spring, Md - Nora Roberts - 03/30/07 03:21 AM

Romance Novelist Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb grew up in this adorable bungalow off of Sligo Avenue near the heart of Downtown Silver Spring.  This area used to be known as "Takoma Park" and is now known as North Takoma Park with a Silver Spring Address. 
Nora Roberts' real name is Eleanor M Robertson and her 85+ year old mother still owns this house.  She grew up the youngest and "an only girl", with a slew of brothers, who still live in the area.
Nora went to Parochial School, probably Saint Michaels Elementary, and then for High School she attended The Academy of the Holy Names  When she transferred to public school, the … (0 comments)

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