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September 15, 2009 Charles Goodman, Rock Creek Woods Silver Spring MD, Silver Spring Maryland

Rock Creek Wood’s Marks 50th Anniversary

Congratulations to the current and former residents of Rock Creek Woods, the Charles Goodman-designed community off Connecticut Avenue in Silver Spring for marking the community’s 50th anniversary with a Labor Day weekend celebration. The residents kicked off the festivities on Saturday with a reception at the neighborhood’s Good Shepherd Church to reminisce and socialize. This was followed by a 1960s themed pot luck dinner. After dinner, the residents enjoyed dessert and a slideshow focused on the history of the community.

An original marketing sign was on display at one of the homes on the tour.

On Sunday, residents (and this lucky blogger) enjoyed a Home and Garden Tour of 10 different residences in the 76-home community, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Place in 2004. Several of the homes hosted live music performances, while one hosted a wine tasting party. In addition to the activities to mark the occasion, members of the community created a book containing such items as original brochures and essays about the neighborhood by residents. Here’s to another 50 years to a great mid-century modern neighborhood, not to mention a great group of people.

Does this house look familiar? It is the one
in the Modern Capital logo
.

One of the signatures of Goodman’s Rock Creek Woods designs:
large exterior chimneys as seen above and below.