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

Introduction to Burleith

 
 
Introduction to Burleith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 2, 2019
1. Introduction to Burleith Marker
Inscription.  As you read this plaque, you are standing at the dot • on the map facing one of the five fire call boxes in the Burleith neighborhood. A star indicates each of the other four.

Each call box has a plaque focusing on an aspect of Burleith's history. Take a stroll through our neighborhood and visit all five. Learn about the origins of the name Burleith, famous residents, the evolution of the neighborhood, and patriotism and espionage.

Fire call boxes were installed throughout Washington, D.C. neighborhoods to provide emergency communication links between neighborhood streets and local fire stations. With the introduction of the 911 emergency call system in the 1970s, these fire call boxes became obsolete.

The Burleith Citizens Association, which has represented the interests of Burleith citizens since 1925, sponsored the restoration of the fire call boxes. This call box was restored in 2015 with generous donations from the residents and friends of Burleith through the Burleith Community Fund.
 
Erected 2015 by Burleith Citizens Association.
 
Topics. This historical
Introduction to Burleith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 2, 2019
2. Introduction to Burleith Marker
marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 38° 54.99′ N, 77° 4.168′ W. Marker is in Burleith in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 35th Street Northwest and Whitehaven Parkway Northwest, on the left when traveling west on 35th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3500 Whitehaven Parkway 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. The Georgetown Departed (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Rolling Tobacco Road (about 500 feet away); Holy Rood Cemetery (about 700 feet away); The Origins of Burleith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple of Learning and Talent (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedication to the Dedicated (approx. 0.2 miles away); Famous Burleith Residents (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patriotism and Espionage (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burleith.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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