Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hilleary's Smiling Corner
"Pops" Hilleary was small of stature, but large of heart. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, he gave away groceries to neighbors in need with little expectation of payment. Many people credited Albert and Flora Hilleary with getting them through the Depression.
The store was originally built around 1805, shortly after the Federal government moved to Washington. The exterior remains largely unchanged from the days of "Hilleary's Smiling Corner," but it is now a private home.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 38° 54.758′ N, 77° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3402 Reservoir Road Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freed Slave and Future President (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple of Learning and Talent (about 500 feet away); The Original Georgetown Reservoir (about 600 feet away); 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW (about 700 feet away); The Georgetown Heights (about 700 feet away); In Memory of Grosvenor Chapman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Volta Bureau (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Origins of Burleith (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.