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

Woodend

 
 
Woodend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
1. Woodend Marker
Inscription.
This Property Has Been
Placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of Interior

 
Location. 39° 0.194′ N, 77° 4.047′ W. Marker is in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Jones Mill Road. Click for map. On the grounds of the Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road. Marker is in this post office area: Chevy Chase MD 20815, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodend Manor House (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); 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 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.
 
Regarding Woodend. “The Woodend Manor House was designed in Georgian style by John Russell Pope in 1927, … The house was originally the residence of
Woodend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
2. Woodend Marker
Marker is to right of the west entrance of the Woodend mansion.
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 … In 1967 following the death of Mrs. Wells, Woodend was donated to the Audubon Naturalist Society, which was founded in 1897.” – From the now missing HMdb marker #61560.
 
Also see . . .
1. Woodend. (PDF)Wells Estate, Audubon Society Headquarters, National Register Form, MDIHP. (Submitted on March 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. The House at Woodend. Mark Walston, Bethesda Magazine, July-August 2010. (Submitted on March 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. Woodend Nature Sanctuary. Audubon Naturalist Society (Submitted on March 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Woodend - West Façade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 2, 2012
3. Woodend - West Façade
Woodend - South Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
4. Woodend - South Entrance
Woodend - South Façade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
5. Woodend - South Façade
5 Car Garage image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
6. 5 Car Garage
Also designed by John Russell Pope
Weather Vane<br>on the Garage image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
7. Weather Vane
on the Garage
House Sparrow on a Downspout image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
8. House Sparrow on a Downspout
Corinthian Capital image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
9. Corinthian Capital
Fireplace in the Main Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
10. Fireplace in the Main Hall
Great Horned Owl image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
11. Great Horned Owl
In the Reception Room
Passenger Pigeon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
12. Passenger Pigeon
In the Library
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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