North Cleveland Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Country Village to City Neighborhood —
Designated a D.C. Landmark in 1960, the Rest (pictured here) is Tenleytown's oldest residence (built around 1800) and is located at the corner of Windom Place and 39th Street. Local legend maintains that the bricks for the house were brought over from England but the "English" description more likely refers to the size of the brick. Another myth asserts that The Rest provided secret tunnels for escaping slaves and was used as a station on the Underground Railroad. The early owners were not abolitionists and no tunnels have been found.
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° 56.784′ N, 77° 4.615′ W. Marker is in North Cleveland Park, District of Columbia, in Washington 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. A Country Road (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); On the Circle (about 700 feet away); Early Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); To the Rescue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Firehouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Suburban Style (approx. ¼ mile away); Transportation Hub (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Reno (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Cleveland Park.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Architecture •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 13 times this year. 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.