Electric Trolley Power Station

The rubble stone building at the Bradley Blvd trailhead provided power to the trolleys of the 1910s.

As you enter the trail headed south, you see a vestige of the trolley days in Montgomery County​. The rubble stone building was built in 1912, boosting electricity to the Washington and Great Falls streetcars running from Chevy Chase to the Great Falls Tavern. It was built in the style of a period farmhouse to blend in with its surroundings. When the trolley was discontinued in 1920, the architect, James Richards, converted it into a private residence and is still a residence today.


So… where are the trolley tracks? They now lay beneath Bradley Blvd.

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Funding provided by: Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Fund

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