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

The Original Georgetown Reservoir

National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

 
 
The Original Georgetown Reservoir Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 15, 2016
1. The Original Georgetown Reservoir Marker
Inscription.  
Site of the original
Georgetown Reservoir
1859-1932

Stone wall and iron fence
1871

 
Erected 2005 by District of Columbia State Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 38° 54.759′ N, 77° 3.96′ W. Marker is in Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Reservoir Road Northwest east of Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1670 Wisconsin Avenue 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. 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW (within shouting distance of this marker); The Georgetown Heights (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hilleary's Smiling Corner (about 600 feet away); Freed Slave and Future President (about 700 feet away); Dumbarton Oaks
The Original Georgetown Reservoir Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 15, 2016
2. The Original Georgetown Reservoir Marker
The marker is to the left along the recently restored original 1871 fence and wall. This is near the entrance to Book Hill Park.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Garage (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Grosvenor Chapman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple of Learning and Talent (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
The 1871 fence and stone wall image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 15, 2016
3. The 1871 fence and stone wall
The small marker on this, the right side of the entrance to Book Hill park, notes that additional funding for park improvements came from the Georgetown Garden Club.
Marker on Fence image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2017
4. Marker on Fence

Historic Book Hill park fence restoration
made possible through the generosity
of the
Georgetown Garden Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on November 30, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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