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B.Y. Morrison Park

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 27, 2018
1. B.Y. Morrison Park Marker
Inscription.  Benjamin Y. Morrison (1891-1966) was a pioneer in horticulture and the first director of the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Morrison was also chief editor of the American Horticultural Society's magazine from its inception in 1926 until 1963. Due to Morrison's horticultural efforts during his residency, Takoma Park is now known affectionately as the Azalea City.
 
Erected by City of Takoma Park, Maryland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 38° 58.689′ N, 77° 0.352′ W. Marker is in Takoma Park, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Carroll Avenue (Maryland Route 195) and Ethan Allen Avenue (Maryland Route 410), on the right when traveling north on Carroll Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Takoma Park MD 20912, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Sgt. Christopher Thornton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scott H. Lawson
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Takoma (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roscoe (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Thomas / Siegler House and Garden (approx. half a mile away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 2 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Takoma Park.
 
More about this marker.
[Information on the bottom of the marker:]
Mural: "Guardians of the Neighborhood", 1992, James Colwell
Tile: "Tales of Mystery and Imagination", 2009, Sligo Creek Tile Company.
 
B.Y. Morrison Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 27, 2018
2. B.Y. Morrison Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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