Post Office (former) – Silver Spring MD

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The historic post office building in Silver Spring MD was constructed in 1936-7 by the Treasury Department. Its construction is sometimes mis-attributed to the WPA (Works Progress Administration).  

It is a typical Colonial Revival style building, often used in the eastern states for post offices during the interwar period.

The U.S. Postal Service sold off the building in 1981, which is now privately owned and occupied by a medical office.  The interior was completely redone by the new owners. The Silver Spring Historical Society is in possession several items salvaged from the renovation.

A New Deal mural originally installed in the post office has been moved to the Silver Spring Public Library.

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Location Info


8412 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Coordinates: 38.9938, -77.0271

3 comments on “Post Office (former) – Silver Spring MD

  1. The structure is currently occupied by a medical office. Tragically, the interior was completely gutted over twenty years ago. The Silver Spring Historical Society has possession of the metal dedication plaque that graced the lobby as well as a set of interior/exterior architectural drawings.

  2. Some updates to my October 15, 2012 post!

    The Silver Spring Historical Society has added to its collection one of the original metal and glass tables that graced this post office lobby. This item and other 1936-37 Silver Spring Post office artifacts will go on display when our SSHS museum opens.

    Oh, and Nicolai Cikovsky’s Silver Spring Post Office mural “The Old Tavern” is now located at the “new” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/silverspring.html

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