Congratulations to the residents of Carderock Springs. The mid-century modern neighborhood of celebrated its 50th anniversary this past Saturday night. The event was dubbed, “50 Years of Modern Living. A community celebrates!” Edmund J. Bennett, 92, the builder/developer of the Bethesda community, made a surprise visit from Arizona via video link on the community’s big screen TV. He was introduced by his son Bruce and welcomed by Phil Rider, the president of the Carderock Springs Citizens Association, which sponsored the event attended by 225 current and former residents. Bennett built the 275-home National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood and between 1962 and 1966. It was designed by local modernist architectural firm Keys, Lethbridge, and Condon. The evening included a slide show of the community’s early years, displays of memorabilia, a trivia contest and dancing until midnight. Here’s to another 50 years.