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

The Rest

Tenleytown, DC

 

— Country Village to City Neighborhood —

 
The Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
1. The Rest Marker
Inscription.  
Designated a D.C. Landmark in 1960, the Rest (pictured here) is Tenleytown's oldest residence (built around 1800) and is located at the corner of Windom Place and 39th Street. Local legend maintains that the bricks for the house were brought over from England but the "English" description more likely refers to the size of the brick. Another myth asserts that The Rest provided secret tunnels for escaping slaves and was used as a station on the Underground Railroad. The early owners were not abolitionists and no tunnels have been found.

Call box drawings by Lena Frumin.

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRArchitecture. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call series list.
 
Location. 38° 56.784′ N, 77° 4.615′ W. Marker is in North Cleveland Park in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Yuma Street Northwest and 39th Street
The Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
2. The Rest Marker
Northwest, on the right when traveling west on Yuma Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4409 39th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Country Road (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); On the Circle (about 700 feet away); Community Building Blocks (about 700 feet away); Tennally's Town: My, How You've Grown (about 700 feet away); Early Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beer, Popcorn, and Penny Candy (approx. 0.2 miles away); To the Rescue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Firehouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Cleveland Park.
 
The Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
3. The Rest Marker
The Rest image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
4. The Rest
Located at 4343 39th Street NW
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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