McLean Gardens in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Country Village to City Neighborhood —
Since the 1700s, Tenleytown has served as a transportation hub, a role that is undiminished today. Tenleytown was strategically located at an early crossroad for travel and trade to Maryland and Virginia. Wisconsin Avenue follows a natural watershed and was declared a public turnpike in 1809. River Road was originally an Indian trail and predates white settlement. The electrified trolley (pictured here) provided service from Georgetown to the Maryland line. Today, the Tenleytown-AU Metro station and Metro buses continue to serve residents and visitors.
This call box is part of Art on Call, a program of Cultural Tourism DC, funded in part by the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, the District Department of Transportation, and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Neighborhood Sponsors are the Tenleytown Neighbors Association and Tenleytown Historical Society. A list of call box locations can be found at-
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Location. 38° 56.539′ N, 77° 4.603′ W. Marker is in McLean Gardens, District of Columbia Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); For the Children (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rest (approx. 0.3 miles away); Friendship Estate (approx. 0.3 miles away); On the Circle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Evalyn Walsh McLean and the Hope Diamond (approx. 0.3 miles away); Firehouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); To the Rescue (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McLean Gardens.
Categories. • Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.