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

Cultural Institutions

Forest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
1. Cultural Institutions Marker
Inscription.  
Forest Hills has two major cultural institutions in the neighborhood, the Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, and the Levine School of Music.

Built in 1926, the Hillwood Museum houses the remarkable collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post in the estate she purchased in 1955.

The Upton Street Campus (Sallie Mae Hall) of Levine School of Music opened in 1997. It occupies the former Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Built in 1906, scientists working at the laboratory conducted vital research for the military during World War I and World War II.

Artist: Rebecca Osten


 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationScience & MedicineWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call series list.
 
Location. 38° 56.522′ N, 77° 3.595′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills in Washington
Cultural Institutions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
2. Cultural Institutions Marker
, District of Columbia. Marker is on Upton Street Northwest west of 29th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2924 Upton Street 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. Connecticut Avenue Streetcars (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Atomic Clock, 1948 (about 700 feet away); "Music of the Spheres" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peirce Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Broadmoor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Science Has Its Traditions As Well As Its Frontiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the National Bureau of Standards (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bungalow (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
Cultural Institutions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
3. Cultural Institutions Marker
Cultural Institutions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
4. Cultural Institutions Marker
 
 
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 170 times since then and 47 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.
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