Tenleytown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Country Village to City Neighborhood —
Fort Reno is located at the highest elevation in D.C. A city water reservoir was constructed in the 1890s to serve the city's growing population. The red brick water tower (pictured here) was built in 1903 to provide water pressure to the immediate Tenleytown area. A stone water tower was constructed in 1929. Reno City was a mostly African-American community, home to emancipated slaves, which was built on the grounds of Fort Reno after the Civil War. By the 1960s, the last remaining homes had been demolished.
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° 57.041′ N, 77° 4.651′ W. Marker is in Tenleytown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Chesapeake Street 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. The Civil War Defenses of Washington (a few steps from this marker); Fort Reno (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Reno City (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Reno (about 700 feet away); Schools (about 800 feet away); Three R's (approx. 0.2 miles away); Suburban Style (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tenleytown.
Also see . . .
1. Tenleytown, D.C. (Submitted on January 2, 2018.)
2. Tenleytown Historical Society. (Submitted on January 2, 2018.)
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.