This old farmhouse sits at the highest point on a hill overlooking Colesville Road from the top of Greyrock Road and Harvey Roads in The Woodside Park Neighborhood of Silver Spring. Built in 1833, it is by far the oldest house I have ever encountered in Silver Spring.
Surrounded now by homes built in the 1940's on Harvey Road and Greyrock Road, it looks to me like before these homes were built around it, it must have looked out on Colesville Road and down at Mrs K'sTollhouse with lots of acreage around and probably had a Colesville Road address. The address now is Greyrock Road, Silver Spring, the street address is at the back of the 3/4 acre property. The front of the property (front of the house with the porch) is at the end of Harvey Road facing Colesville
I was surprised to find out that this was the home of David and Elizabeth Scull. They purchased it from the Watson family in 1949 and Elizabeth Scull lived in the house until her death in 1981. Elisabeth L. Scull was a descendant of the Blair and Lee Families of Silver Spring and had a tremendous career on the Montgomery County Council. I found it cool that she was a Champion of Affordable Housing and Housing for the poor in Montgomery County.