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Chevy Chase in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Woodend Manor House

 
 
Woodend Manor House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 20, 2002
1. Woodend Manor House Marker
Inscription. The Woodend Manor House was designed in Georgian style by John Russell Pope in 1927, on what was once the hunting grounds for Algonquin Indians. The house was originally the residence of Chester and Marion Wells, who wanted the house to recreate the atmosphere of English country living in their American home. Captain and Mrs. Wells decided to build the mansion after discarding the idea of rebuilding and enlarging the ruins of the Clean Drinking Manor House. Clean Drinking was the name of the property, which was at one time about 14,000 acres, from the time it was "taken up" by John Courts in 1680 and patented in 1699, until it was purchased by Captain and Mrs. Wells in 1916.

The Mansion contains 30 rooms, has 10,000 square feet (not including the basement), and has a partial third floor, which is not visible when looking up at the house from the outside. Forty acres of land surround the mansion, although Captain and Mrs. Wells once owned 100 acres, including part of what is now Rock Creek Park. In 1967 following the death of Mrs. Wells, Woodend was donated to the Audubon Naturalist Society, which was founded in 1897. Today, these grounds have numerous paths running through them, and are home to more than twenty-nine different species of birds. As the headquarters of the Audubon Naturalist Society, the manor house provides space
Stump of Woodend Manor House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 2, 2012
2. Stump of Woodend Manor House Marker
The signboard can be seen to the left of the empty post. No writing has survived.
for classrooms, a library, and a bookstore on the first floor, and office space on the second. Just inside the entrance is the great hall with high ceilings and an elegant fireplace. A spacious terrace extending across the lawn, just outside the great hall, can comfortably set 150 people for a variety of occasions.
 
Erected by Boy Scout Troop 461.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 0.199′ N, 77° 4.04′ W. Marker was in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker was on Jones Mill Rd, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in the Woodend Sanctuary. Marker was at or near this postal address: 8940 Jones Mill Rd, Chevy Chase MD 20815, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Woodend (a few steps from this marker); Clean Drinking Manor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Carroll of Rock Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away); Walter Reed Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Walter Reed Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); "All are Welcome to the Healing Plaza" (approx. 1.4 miles
Woodend Manor House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 20, 2002
3. Woodend Manor House
away); Original Federal Boundary Stone NW 9 (approx. 1.4 miles away); National Naval Medical Center (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chevy Chase.
 
Also see . . .  Woodend Sanctuary - Audubon Naturalist Society. (Submitted on January 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Woodend Manor House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 20, 2002
4. Woodend Manor House
Woodend Manor House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 20, 2002
5. Woodend Manor House
National Register Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 20, 2002
6. National Register Marker
This property has been
placed on the
National Register>
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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