Friday, July 28, 2006

Historic Silver Spring Fire Department Building on Market


Continuing the march of development along the upper Georgia Avenue corridor in south Silver Spring, this week the Silver Spring Fire Department – which recently moved into its new modern space across the street - has put its old building at 8131 Georgia Avenue on the market for $2.5 million. The station, which the department bought in 1918 for $5,500, is on the Montgomery County’s Index of Historic Places. The two-level station is about 6,000 sf and the building sits on a 7,500 sf lot. The department is looking for a quick sale in order to pay for a new ladder truck. The department is also working with the Silver Spring Historical Society to ensure a proper buyer, adaptation, and preservation of this space, which is seen as perfect for retail, a restaurant, office, or entertainment use.

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