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

5. Site of Red Top

President Cleveland's Cottage

 
 
5. Site of Red Top Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
1. 5. Site of Red Top Marker
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5. Site of Red Top
President Cleveland's Cottage


Cleveland Park derives it's name from it's most illustrious resident, President Grover Cleveland. In 1886, Cleveland purchased a stone farmhouse on the South side of now Newark Street, directly opposite Rosedale, which served as the Cleveland's country home during his first term as President. The family "Victorianized" the house adding a red roof, extensive porches, towers, balconies, and a turret. The house was called, "Red Top," after its distinctive roof color. Red Top was razed in 1927.

Photo Montage by John Woo based on an early advertisement, collection of Stephen J. Ackerman.

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Art on Call is a program of Cultural Tourism DC, with support from:
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
DC Creates Public Art Program
District Department of Transportation,
and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

The organizational sponsor for the Cleveland Park Call Box Restoration Project is: Cleveland Park Historical Society.

Call box locator map: Porter Street and 35th Street intersection.

This call box is supported by:
Lois Orr

 
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5. Site of Red Top Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
2. 5. Site of Red Top Marker
Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 38° 56.014′ N, 77° 4.124′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 35th Street Northwest and Macomb Street NW, on the right when traveling south on 35th Street Northwest. 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 Story of Rosedale (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington National Cathedral (about 800 feet away); 9. Rosedale (about 800 feet away); 7. Early Fire Fighting (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Woodley Inn (approx. mile away); The Nourse Farm (approx. mile away); 12. Map (approx. mile away); Why Are These Stones Here? (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland Park.
 
Also see . . .  Cleveland Park (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 8, 2018.)
 
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5. Site of Red Top Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
3. 5. Site of Red Top Marker
<i>Oak View, home of the President</i> image. Click for full size.
Courier Lithograph Co. (image courtesy of the Library of Congress), October 3, 1887
4. Oak View, home of the President
"The neighborhood acquired its name after 1886, when President Grover Cleveland purchased a stone farmhouse directly opposite Rosedale and remodeled it into a Queen Anne style summer estate called Oak View or Oak Hill (by other accounts, Red Top). When Cleveland lost his bid for re-election in 1888, the property was sold, and the Oak View subdivision was platted in 1890. The Cleveland Heights subdivision was platted around the same time, and the Cleveland Park subdivision soon thereafter." - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on January 8, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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