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

Early Inhabitants

Tenleytown, DC

 

—Country Village to City Neighborhood —

 
Early Inhabitants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
1. Early Inhabitants Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  
As an early country village, Tenleytown inhabitants held occupations such as farmers, millers, tavern owners and shopkeepers. Since horses provided the primary method of transportation until the early 1900s, blacksmithing was a popular occupation in Tenleytown's crossroads location. One such blacksmith shop (pictured here) was located at the present day intersection of Wisconsin Avenue, Brandywine Street and 41st Street. Tenleytown was named after John Tennally who settled here in 1735. His tavern was located at the current 4539 Wisconsin Avenue site.

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
Early Inhabitants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
2. Early Inhabitants Marker
Tourism DC.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 38° 56.976′ N, 77° 5.091′ W. Marker is in American University Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Brandywine Street Northwest and 43rd Place NW on Brandywine Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4308 Brandywine Street NW, Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Early Commerce (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Set in Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Spirit of Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Touch with the World (approx. ¼ mile away); Churches and Cemeteries (approx. ¼ mile away); To the Rescue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reno City (approx. 0.3 miles away); On the Circle (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American University Park.
 
More about this marker. Image side of marker has graffiti damage
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Early Inhabitants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
3. Early Inhabitants Marker
Early Inhabitants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
4. Early Inhabitants 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 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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