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

Motor Court

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 29, 2021
1. Motor Court Marker
Inscription.  
Marjorie Post designed Hillwood with the pleasure of her guests in mind. The diplomats, politicians, students, military veterans, public figures, and family members who arrived at Hillwood's stately gates followed the winding drive to the lushly landscaped motor court. At its center, a youthful Eros, the Greek god of love, welcomed visitors to, as their automobiles came to a stop at the porte cochère (covered drive). From there, footmen escorted guests into the mansion, while chauffeurs continued on to park their cars out of sight.

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Guests drove through these gates and uphill to the motor court during Post's residency at Hillwood.
 
Erected by Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens. (Marker Number 110.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicRoads & VehiclesWomen.
 
Location. 38° 56.638′ N, 77° 3.162′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 29, 2021
2. Motor Court Marker
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. Marker can be reached from Linnean Avenue Northwest, 0.1 miles south of Upton Street Northwest, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4155 Linnean Ave NW, 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. Mansion (here, next to this marker); Visitor Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Cutting Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lunar Lawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Lion (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Chauffeur's House and Garage (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
Additional keywords. landscape architecture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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