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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Visitor Center

Gardener's House

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 29, 2021
1. Visitor Center Marker
Inscription.  In 1955, Marjorie Post built a home for the head gardener on this house. He supervised a staff of about fifteen that maintained Hillwood's extensive gardens and grounds. The gardener's house was razed in 1996 to make way for the visitor center, the exterior of which reflects the aesthetic qualities of Hillwood's historic buildings.
 
Erected by Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureHorticulture & ForestryWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 38° 56.649′ N, 77° 3.149′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia. 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. Greenhouse (a few steps from this marker); Motor Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Cutting Garden
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 29, 2021
2. Visitor Center Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Butler's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lunar Lawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Chauffeur's House and Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Dina Merrill Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
 
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 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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