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Friendship Heights in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Oh, It's You, Welcome!"

by J. Seward Johnson, Jr.

 
 
"Oh, It's You, Welcome!" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 26, 2018
1. "Oh, It's You, Welcome!" Marker
Inscription.  The name McAuliffe on the officer's badge honors a prominent former resident of the Village, Colonel James S. McAuliffe, Sr., who served as Montgomery County Chief of Police for 16 years and was a police officer for 42 years. Col. McAuliffe was a Village resident for more than 55 years, and his family lived on High Street (now South Park Avenue) near the present site of the North Willoughby. He also served on the Friendship Heights Citizens Committee from 1961 to 1965. Two of Col. McAuliffe's brothers were police officers, and both of his sons became Montgomery County judges.
 
Erected 2000 by Village of Friendship Heights.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
 
Location. 38° 57.805′ N, 77° 5.297′ W. Marker is in Friendship Heights, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of The Hills Plaza and South Park Avenue, on the left when traveling north on The Hills Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5500 The Hills Plaza, Chevy Chase MD 20815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
"Oh, It's You, Welcome!" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 26, 2018
2. "Oh, It's You, Welcome!"
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marker. Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 7 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Washington and Glen Echo Railroad (approx. half a mile away); One Hundred Years a Town (approx. half a mile away); Fort Bayard (approx. half a mile away in District of Columbia); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 6 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland (approx. 0.7 miles away in District of Columbia); Francis Griffith Newlands (approx. 0.7 miles away in District of Columbia); Colonel Joseph Belt (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
Plaque in front of statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 26, 2018
3. Plaque in front of statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 78 times this year. Last updated on September 23, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022