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

Connecticut Avenue Streetcars

Forest Hills Neighborhood

 

—Art on Call —

 
Connecticut Avenue Streetcars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
1. Connecticut Avenue Streetcars Marker
Inscription.

Forest Hills Neighborhood
Art on Call


Connecticut Avenue Streetcars

Beginning in 1892, streetcars ran from Chevy Chase Circle to downtown Washington, leading to development along Connecticut Avenue. In 1906, twelve houses were built on Tilden Street in a new neighborhood known then as "Fernwood Heights," now called Forest Hills.

Artist: Simon Friedland,
Edmund Burke School


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 Commission 3F,
The Forest Hills 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,
Ellicott and 30th Place, Tilden and Linnean and the 2900 block of Upton Street.

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Location. 38° 56.457′ N, 77° 3.695′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills, District
Connecticut Avenue Streetcars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
2. Connecticut Avenue Streetcars Marker
of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tilden Street Northwest and Connecticut Avenue NW, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Atomic Clock, 1948 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cultural Institutions (about 600 feet away); Science Has Its Traditions As Well As Its Frontiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3. The Broadmoor (approx. ¼ mile away); 11. Bungalow (approx. ¼ mile away); "Music of the Spheres" (approx. 0.3 miles away); 15. Landscape (approx. 0.3 miles away); 3524 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Connecticut Avenue Streetcars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
3. Connecticut Avenue Streetcars Marker
Connecticut Avenue Streetcars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
4. Connecticut Avenue Streetcars Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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