Wakefield in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Country Village to City Neighborhood —
Tenleytown's earliest elementary school, located where Saint Anne's School is today, first welcomed students in 1882. The Jesse Reno School for African-American children was built in 1903 on the grounds of Fort Reno. The Immaculata Preparatory School, a parochial school for Catholic girls, opened next at Tenley Circle. The building is now part of American University. Janney Elementary School opened in the mid 1920s, followed by the Alice Deal Junior High School (pictured here) in 1931 and Woodrow Wilson High School in 1938.
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° 57.04′ N, 77° 4.49′ W. Marker is in Wakefield, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4626 38th Street NW, Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Three R's (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Suburban Style (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Reno (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Reno (about 700 feet away); Reservoir/Reno City (about 800 feet away); The Civil War Defenses of Washington (about 800 feet away); Reno City (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 59 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.