Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Memory of Grosvenor Chapman
His half-century of articulate, constructive and untiring activism on behalf of urban planning and historic preservation helped shape the face of Georgetown and the City of Washington.
President, Citizen's Association of Georgetown
Chair, Committee of 100 of the Federal City
Member, Georgetown's first ANC
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy (World War II)
Led the effort to create the Georgetown Historic District
Fought to preserve the natural beauty of the Potomac Palisades
Inspired the preservation of Lafayette Square
Architect and advocate for the Eastgate Gardens public housing (Anacostia)
Supported renewal of the Maine Avenue Waterfront
Influential proponent of the D.C. Metro System
Friend and neighbor of Volta Park
He made this community — and this city — an appreciably better place
Location. 38° 54.628′ N, 77° 4.032′ W. Marker is in Georgetown Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1555 34th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freed Slave and Future President (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Volta Bureau (about 500 feet away); 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW (about 700 feet away); Volta Place: A Place in History (about 800 feet away); Hilleary's Smiling Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ambassador David K. E. Bruce (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Original Georgetown Reservoir (approx. 0.2 miles away); Political Salons of Georgetown (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Categories. • Architecture • Politics • Railroads & Streetcars • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.