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In Memory of Grosvenor Chapman

1911-1993

 
 
In Memory of Grosvenor Chapman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
1. In Memory of Grosvenor Chapman Marker
Inscription.

His half-century of articulate, constructive and untiring activism on behalf of urban planning and historic preservation helped shape the face of Georgetown and the City of Washington.

President and Fellow, Washington Chapter of the AIA
President, Citizen's Association of Georgetown
Chair, Committee of 100 of the Federal City
Member, Georgetown's first ANC
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy (World War II)

Led the effort to create the Georgetown Historic District
Fought to preserve the natural beauty of the Potomac Palisades
Inspired the preservation of Lafayette Square
Architect and advocate for the Eastgate Gardens public housing (Anacostia)
Supported renewal of the Maine Avenue Waterfront
Influential proponent of the D.C. Metro System
Friend and neighbor of Volta Park
He made this community — and this city — an appreciably better place


Dedicated 1997
 
Erected 1997.
 
Location. 38° 54.628′ N, 77° 4.032′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Q Street Northwest east of 34th Street NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1555 34th Street NW, Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
In Memory of Grosvenor Chapman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
2. In Memory of Grosvenor Chapman Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freed Slave and Future President (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Volta Bureau (about 500 feet away); 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW (about 700 feet away); Hilleary's Smiling Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ambassador David K. E. Bruce (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Original Georgetown Reservoir (approx. 0.2 miles away); Political Salons of Georgetown (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's: 200 Years of History (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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