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Continuation of the scene last glimpsed here, with the Acme supermarket at right. Silver Spring, Maryland, circa 1948. "Acme Market. Four Corners -- Woodmoor Shopping Center, Colesville Pike and Old Bladensburg Road. Schreier & Patterson, architects." Photo by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.