Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of the National Bureau of Standards
Forest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call
In 1901, the National Bureau of Standards began developing a large complex of 89 buildings on 70 acres west of Connecticut Avenue near this site. The NBS was devoted to testing new materials and establishing industry standards. The NBS physicists developed radio technology, which led to guiding airplanes with radio waves.
This artistic work reflects the history of technological scientific research in the Van Ness neighborhood and natural beauty of Rock Creek Park.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Communications • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 38° 56.72′ N, 77° 3.866′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue Northwest and Windom Place Northwest, on the left when traveling north on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4250 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 marker. "Music of the Spheres" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock Creek Park (about 600 feet away); Soapstone Valley (approx. ¼ mile away); Science Has Its Traditions As Well As Its Frontiers (approx. ¼ mile away); First Atomic Clock, 1948 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ponce de Leon Apartment Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hon. Walter Gresham Andrews (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wormely Family Estate Site (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.