Enjoy the tour!
|Close up of the overhang from the station, next to the tracks.|
|Silver Spring Station as seen from Georgia Avenue|
On the left side is the new station, including pedestrian overpass... and on the right we have the historic station.
Click on the box above to pan around an immersive panoramic image in almost all directions... the pictures below show individual elements, but the photosynth panorama above allows you to see how all the pieces fit together.
|My understanding is that they restored the station after it falling into some amount of disuse and not being maintained. If I read correctly, the whole place was actually boarded up for a while before they fixed it up.|
|This door leads on to the rail platform and on the right you have lockers which date back to at least the 50's or 60's.|
|Nowadays you can reserve the room for meetings and private functions. In fact, I was actually there because of a local political club that I belong to. It's kind of an odd place to meet because of the arrangement of the waiting room furniture... however, I can't say that it was uncomfortable. :)|
|Ticket counter... I should have taken a picture of the typewriter they had... it was really classic with all the exposed machinery and the round keys!|
|That's not a joke... it's a telephone closet!|
|And it's a rotary dial phone|
|There's even a light that turns on when you close the door... the vent to cool the phone booth on the other hand, unfortunately no longer works.|
|They even had period announcements!|