Silver Spring Train Station, c. 1911
Dimensions: 16" x 20"
Materials: #3-cut wool on linen
Adapted from a photograph and hooked by Sarah Lee Province, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2006.
Featured in: Celebration XVII
"I found this picture in a calendar of historic sites in Silver Spring. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad built these lovely brick and slate stations at the turn of the century. Ours was built in 1878 and was rebuilt modern in 1940 and is now a railroad museum. However there is an identical one from the 1800s in Rockville that has been restored and is being used for offices, so I could see the original coloring of the brick and the slate roof.
The vehicle in the calendar photo was newer, so I replaced it with a colorful 1911 International Harvester "High Wheeler" Depot Hack that I had seen and photographed at a car show. It was used to transport passengers to and from the station. This was a fun hooking, and I feel like I have saved a part of the history of Silver Spring. In fact, I had an exhibit of my hookings in the restored station recently, and it was a good opportunity for the locals to see it."
- Sarah Lee Province, Celebration Hall of Fame 2018