Category Archives: Maryland

Bethesda Fire Department, Chevy Chase, MD

This fire station is located at 6600 Wisconsin Avenue, at the corner of Bradley Boulevard. The building dates from 1971. Its most prominent feature is the panels over the garage doors which seem to protrude from the surface.  

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Bethesda, MD

  Someone could do a whole blog on mundane modern fire stations and other emergency services buildings (like this rescue squad). A few have been done by renowned architects, such as the Dixwell Fire Station in New Haven, Connecticut and … Continue reading

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Office Building, Kensington, MD

3930 Knowles Avenue, Kensington, MD.

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2nd District Police Station, Bethesda, MD

Pictured is the 2nd District Police Station at 7359 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland. Unfortunately this building continues to be under development threat because the site it sits on is so valuable. It was built in 1961.

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Silver Spring Intersection, MD

As mentioned in my last post there is a huge amount of mid-century architecture in downtown Silver Spring, much of it fitting into a “low” modern definition, but nonetheless instantly recognizable. Near the intersection of Fenton Street and with both … Continue reading

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More Silver Spring, MD

Another great building courtesy of Jerry McCoy of the Silver Spring Historical Society. He posted about this recently on his website Silver Spring: Then and Again http://www.takoma.com/ssthenagain/. And his photo of this building is much better than mine which had … Continue reading

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Maryland National Capital Parks & Planning Commission, Silver Spring, MD

After my trip to Lynchburg, I traveled up to Washington DC and Maryland. Part of my time was spent photographing in downtown Silver Spring, MD, which has a plethora of fast-disappearing mid-century buildings. Special thanks to Jerry McCoy, president of … Continue reading

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