Endangered: Wheaton Rec Center

Wheaton Rec Center

Looks like Montgomery County is moving ahead with plans to demolish the award-winning 1964 Wheaton Community Recreation Center designed by Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon. The county is looking to combine the rec center with the nearby Wheaton Library on Georgia Avenue. Two public meetings are scheduled on June 5 and June 24.  The June 5 meeting will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Wheaton Library in Meeting Room 100. The center is said to have served as a premier spot for concerts back in the day, including Alice Cooper, Bob Seger and Rod Stewart. Some even say that Led Zeppelin played a show there in 1969.

Wheaton Rec Center

Wheaton Rec Center

Wheaton Rec Center

A close up of the wavy window screens.

Wheaton Rec Center

The side of the gym. Did Led Zeppelin play in there?

 

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May 20th, 2013

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Mid-Century Mike

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