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3. The Broadmoor

 
 
3. The Broadmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
1. 3. The Broadmoor Marker
Inscription.

3. The Broadmoor
The Broadmoor epitomizes the luxury apartment/hotels built along Connecticut Avenue in the 1920s. Designed in 1927 by prominent architect Joseph H. Abel, the Broadmoor featured a pioneering underground garage, restaurant and bar, beauty salon, pastry shop, newsstand, and valet. Among notable residents were business founder Sidney Hechinger and family, Rep. and Mrs. Richard Nixon, George Meany, Archduke Otto of Hapsburg, and Richard Todd Lincoln Beckwith, the last living descendant of President Lincoln.
Artist: John Simpson is a member of the Art Enables Studio for adults with developmental and/or mental disabilities.
Art on Call is a program of Cultural Tourism DC, with support from:
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
DC Creates Public Art Program,
District Department of Transportation,
and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.
The organizational sponsor of the Cleveland Park Call Box Restoration Project is: Cleveland Park Historical Society.
Call box locator map: Porter Street and 35th Street intersection.

This call box is supported by:
Broadmoor Residents
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location.
3. The Broadmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
2. 3. The Broadmoor Marker

Signed John L. Simpson
Marker has been reported damaged. 38° 56.263′ N, 77° 3.578′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Connecticut Avenue NW north of Porter Street NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3601 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. 11. Bungalow (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3524 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (about 500 feet away); Commerce (about 700 feet away); 8. Sherman Cottages (approx. mile away); 6. Queen Anne Style (approx. mile away); Connecticut Avenue Streetcars (approx. mile away); 4. Causeway at Tregaron (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roma Restaurant (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland Park.
 
More about this marker. Marker appears to have weather damage
 
Also see . . .  The Broadmoor: A Short History. (Submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
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3. The Broadmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
3. 3. The Broadmoor Marker
<i>The Broadmoor Apartment Hotel - Connecticut Avenue at Porter - Washington, D. C.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Curt Teich Co., 1935
4. The Broadmoor Apartment Hotel - Connecticut Avenue at Porter - Washington, D. C.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on December 20, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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