The Heritage at Silver Spring
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will join representatives of Priderock Capital Partnership LLC and DLJ, the developers, to cut the ribbon and celebrate the grand opening of The Heritage at Silver Spring luxury apartment complex that includes the buildings from the historic National Association of Dyers and Cleaners (NADC) headquarters built in 1927 on Nov. 14.
The familiar golden brick buildings on Georgia Avenue, with yellow and green terra cotta roofs, were designed by renowned master architect, and Washington, DC resident, Arthur B. Heaton (1875-1951). The two structures reflect his love of Colonial architecture and of the Mediterranean.
This is the first renovation of an historical site into a luxury, class A apartment community in downtown Silver Spring
After a national search, Silver Spring was chosen as the site for the NADC Headquarters and ground was broken in February 1927. The buildings served as a permanent school, research laboratory and model dry cleaning plant. In October 1927, the school opened to students from 22 states and the District of Columbia — 30 men and two women. At the same time, the association provided the public with dry cleaning services until the mid-1970s. The buildings were later named National Dry Cleaning Institute
The Heritage at Silver Spring project consists of a nine-story structure that houses more than 200 one- and two-bedroom units, in addition to two-level townhouse units.