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"Emergency"

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 27, 2018
1. "Emergency" Marker
Inscription.  Police and fire call boxes were installed throughout Washington, D.C. neighborhoods to provide emergency communication links between neighborhood streets and local police and fire stations. With the introduction of the 911 emergency call system in the 1970s these call boxes became obsolete. By 1995 all electronic components had been removed but the boxes remained and, through the support of the D.C. government, became neighborhood art projects. The Glover Park Call Box renovations were completed in 2009.

Glover Park Artist: Michael Hagan, 39th Place NW

Art on Call is a program of Cultural Tourism DC, with support from:
DC Commission of Arts and Humanities,
DC Creates Public Art Program,
District Department of Transportation,
Office of Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

This box was restored by Friends of Glover Park in 2009.
Local funding was provided by ANC 3B.
www.gpcadc.org

 
Erected 2009 by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement
"Emergency" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 27, 2018
2. "Emergency" Marker
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Location. 38° 55.29′ N, 77° 4.914′ W. Marker is in Glover Park in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Beecher Street Northwest and 42nd Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west on Beecher Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4110 Beecher 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. Victory Gardens (here, next to this marker); Dischord Records (approx. 0.3 miles away); Herbert R. Morgan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Carroll Glover (approx. half a mile away); Tunlaw Road (approx. half a mile away); The Kengla Farms (approx. half a mile away); Dedication to the Dedicated (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mapping Art On Call (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glover Park.
 
"Emergency" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 27, 2018
3. "Emergency" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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