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

Victory Gardens

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 27, 2018
1. "Victory Gardens"
Inscription.  
The community gardens at 42nd Street and Tunlaw Road and in Whitehaven Park were established as part of the Federal National Victory Garden Program during World War II as a way for average Americans to contribute to the war effort. These gardens reduced demand on commercial food supplies thus making more supplies available to the Armed Forces and Lend-Lease programs. After the War, these gardens not only continued to provide healthy and economical vegetables to local gardeners but also became social centers for urban communities.

Glover Park Artist: Michael Hagan, 39th Place NW
 
Erected 2009 by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call series list.
 
Location. 38° 55.29′ N, 77° 4.915′ 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
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 27, 2018
2. Victory Gardens Marker
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. "Emergency" (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.
 
Victory Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 27, 2018
3. Victory Gardens Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 18 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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