Faces & Places of Yesterday Ruins of Montgomery Blair’s Home at Silver Spring Jun 29, 2013 This is a photograph of Montgomery Blair’s home, known as Falkland, burnt on July 12th, 1864. Also, don’t forget to read our post on how Silver Spring got it’s name. Photo shows the mansion called Falkland, built in the 1850s as a summer residence and burned by either Confederate troops or camp followers on July 12, 1864. Source: Library of Congress Ghosts of DC via EmailWant to get our great content sent to you by email? Sign up here and we'll stay in touch!