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

Lunar Lawn

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 29, 2021
1. Lunar Lawn Marker
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The mansion's portico, or porch, offers a panoramic view across the Lunar Lawn to the Washington Monument in the distance. Marjorie Post hosted garden parties here, welcoming friends, veterans, students, leaders in politics and the arts, and groups involved in her philanthropic interests. American elms encircle the lawn along the understory of spring-blooming azaleas, rhododendrons, cherry trees, and magnolias. Hillwood's horticulture staff and volunteers continue Post's tradition of creating seasonal displays, planting thousands of spring tulips, summer annuals, and fall chrysanthemums in the beds rimming the half moon-shaped lawn.

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Vietnam War and other veterans mingle on the Lunar Lawn, where the late 1960s through the early 1970s Post regularly hosted receptions at which they enjoyed refreshments and musical entertainment
 
Erected by Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens. (Marker Number 160.)
 
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Lunar Lawn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 29, 2021
2. Lunar Lawn Marker
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Location. 38° 56.611′ N, 77° 3.153′ 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 right when traveling north. 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. Stone Lion (here, next to this marker); French Parterre (within shouting distance of this marker); Japanese-style Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaque on the Reverse Side / Lake Merriweather (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Dog Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Motor Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Dacha (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
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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 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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