A Maryland Realtor emailed to let me know that Silver Spring, Maryland’s 1939 World’s Fair Town of Tomorrow home is on the market. Built as a marketing gimmick and used as collateral advertising for the New York fair, the home has had only two owners since it was completed in the summer of 1939.
I wrote about the Silver Spring home in earlier blog posts and it was featured in the National Building Museum’s 2010 exhibit, Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s.
Below are a few historic (1940s) and contemporary photos (from the Long and Foster listing site) showing the kitchen, bathroom, basement, and dining room. I sent the link for the Realtor’s Website to Ann Scandiffio. Her parents bought the home in 1939 from builders and subdivision developers Garden Homes, Inc. Ann’s mother was an amateur photographer who took many pictures of the home during the decade the family lived there. Ann saw the Realtor’s photos and wrote, “I REMEMBER that stove!!” She added, “The floor in the basement is the same, so are the doors.”
© 2012 D.S. Rotenstein