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American University Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Commerce

Tenleytown, DC

 

—Country Village to City Neighborhood —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
1. Early Commerce Marker
Inscription.
In the 1700s and 1800s Tenleytown's origin as a crossroad generated numerous commercial activities, such as tobacco trade, farms, dairies, and slaughterhouses, along with the "Tennallytown" Tavern. Murdock Mill Road led from Tenleytown to an early grain mill. A Masonic Lodge was started in Tenleytown and the building still stands today in the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue. The early 1900s saw the establishment of small "mom and pop" stores such as Scholl's Pharmacy (pictured here) which was located in the historic structure at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Grand Road.

Call box drawings by Lena Frumin.

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-
www.tenleytownhistoricalsociety.org
www.tenleytowndc.org

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Location. 38° 56.977′ N, 77° 5.169′ W. Marker is in American
Early Commerce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
2. Early Commerce Marker
University Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Brandywine Street NW and 44th Street NW, on the right when traveling east on Brandywine Street NW. 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 Inhabitants (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Set in Stone (approx. ¼ mile away); Churches and Cemeteries (approx. ¼ mile away); A Spirit of Community (approx. ¼ mile away); In Touch with the World (approx. 0.3 miles away); To the Rescue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reno City (approx. 0.4 miles away); On the Circle (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American University Park.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Early Commerce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
3. Early Commerce Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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