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

Soapstone Valley

Forest Hills Neighborhood

 

—Art on Call —

 
Soapstone Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
1. Soapstone Valley Marker
Inscription.

Forest Hills Neighborhood
Art on Call


Soapstone Valley


Here the Nacotchtank Indians quarried soapstone and carved vessels. Archaeologist William Henry Holmes studied prehistoric workshops in this valley and other parts of the Rock Creek Watershed in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Artist: Mary Belcher

Art on Call is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC,
the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
the District Department of Transportation
and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

Additional Sponsors: Councilmember Mary Cheh,
Advisory Neighborhood Alliance, and Duron and Sherwin Williams Paint.

The Call Boxes in Forest Hills are located at Albemarle and 30th Street,
Albemarle and Linnean, Connecticut and Tilden, Connecticut and Windom
Ellicot and 30th Place, Tilden and Linnean, and the 2900 block of Upton Street.

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Location. 38° 56.88′ N, 77° 3.703′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 30th Street Northwest and Albemarle Street NW,
Soapstone Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
2. Soapstone Valley Marker
on the right when traveling south on 30th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3001 Albemarle Street NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock Creek Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the National Bureau of Standards (approx. ¼ mile away); Flora and Fauna of Rock Creek Park (approx. ¼ mile away); "Music of the Spheres" (approx. ¼ mile away); Forest Hills at Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Atomic Clock, 1948 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cultural Institutions (approx. 0.4 miles away); Connecticut Avenue Streetcars (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
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Soapstone Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
3. Soapstone Valley Marker
Sign at the entrance of the Soapstone Valley nearby on Albemarle St NW, west of Connecticut Ave NW image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
4. Sign at the entrance of the Soapstone Valley nearby on Albemarle St NW, west of Connecticut Ave NW
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on February 24, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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