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The Broadmoor

 
 
The Broadmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
1. The Broadmoor Marker
Inscription.  
The Broadmoor epitomizes the luxury apartment/hotels built along Connecticut Avenue in the 1920s. Designed in 1927 by prominent architect Joseph H. Abel, the Broadmoor featured a pioneering underground garage, restaurant and bar, beauty salon, pastry shop, newsstand, and valet. Among notable residents were business founder Sidney Hechinger and family, Rep. and Mrs. Richard Nixon, George Meany, Archduke Otto of Hapsburg, and Richard Todd Lincoln Beckwith, the last living descendant of President Lincoln.

Artist: John Simpson is a member of the Art Enables Studio for adults with developmental and/or mental disabilities.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #37 Richard M. Nixon series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 38° 56.263′ N, 77° 
The Broadmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
2. The Broadmoor Marker

Signed John L. Simpson
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3.578′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Park in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Connecticut Avenue Northwest north of Porter Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3601 Connecticut Avenue 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 location. Garden of the Righteous (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bungalow (about 400 feet away); 3524 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (about 500 feet away); Commerce (about 700 feet away); Sherman Cottages (approx. ¼ mile away); Queen Anne Style (approx. ¼ mile away); Connecticut Avenue Streetcars (approx. ¼ mile away); Causeway at Tregaron (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland Park.
 
More about this marker. Marker appears to have weather damage
 
The Broadmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
3. The Broadmoor Marker
Plaque on the Broadmoor Building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 30, 2020
4. Plaque on the Broadmoor Building
Cleveland Park
Historic District
Erected
1928
<i>The Broadmoor Apartment Hotel - Connecticut Avenue at Porter - Washington, D. C.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Curt Teich Co., 1935
5. The Broadmoor Apartment Hotel - Connecticut Avenue at Porter - Washington, D. C.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on May 30, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   5. submitted on December 20, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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