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North Cleveland Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Firehouse

Tenleytown, DC

 

— Country Village to City Neighborhood —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 11, 2017
1. Back of Firehouse Marker
Inscription.  
The Tenleytown Firehouse (pictured here) dates to 1903. Its location on Wisconsin Avenue near Tenley Circle provides access and coverage to the greater Tenleytown area. Prior to the introduction of motor driven fire vehicles in the 1920s, the original hook and ladder trucks were pulled by horses. The firehouse, listed on the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites in 2000, has been home to Engine Co. 20 since 1907 and Truck Co. 12 since 1913. A project to modernize the firehouse, retaining the original exterior walls, started in 2003.

Call box drawings by Lena Frumin.

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 38° 56.737′ N, 77° 4.339′ W. Marker is in North Cleveland Park in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 37th Street Northwest and Windom
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 11, 2017
2. Front of Firehouse Marker

signed L Frumin '04
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Place Northwest on 37th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4321 37th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Homes (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hon. Walter Gresham Andrews (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wormely Family Estate Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans and 9/11 Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rest (approx. ¼ mile away); Community Building Blocks (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Country Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Suburban Style (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Cleveland Park.
 
Also see . . .  Art-On-Call in Tenleytown. (Submitted on December 31, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
Firehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 11, 2017
3. Firehouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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