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4. Causeway at Tregaron

 
 
4. Causeway at Tregaron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
1. 4. Causeway at Tregaron Marker
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4. Causeway at Tregaron

In 1912, renowned country house architect, Charles Adams Platt designed several buildings on this 20 acre country estate in collaboration with landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman.

Initially named The Causeway for its stone bridges across Rock Creek, it became Tregaron in 1940 when it was purchased by Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband Ambassador Joseph Davies.

Washington International School occupies all of Tregaron's original buildings and six acres with the remaining land conveyed to the Tregaron Conservancy in 2008.

Artist: John Woo

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Cleveland Park
Historic District


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:
Washington International School
and nearby residents

 
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4. Causeway at Tregaron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
2. 4. Causeway at Tregaron Marker
Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 38° 56.013′ N, 77° 3.658′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Macomb Street Northwest and Ross Place NW, on the right when traveling west on Macomb Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3031 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tregaron Conservancy (within shouting distance of this marker); 6. Queen Anne Style (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8. Sherman Cottages (about 700 feet away); Commerce (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1. Roma Restaurant (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3524 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (approx. mile away); 7. Early Fire Fighting (approx. mile away); 11. Bungalow (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland Park.
 
Categories. ArchitectureBridges & ViaductsCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
4. Causeway at Tregaron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
3. 4. Causeway at Tregaron Marker
<i>"The Causeway," James Parmelee house, 3100 Macomb Street, Washington, D.C. Fountain</i> image. Click for full size.
Frances Benjamin Johnston (image of glass lantern slide courtesy of the Library of Congress), 1919
4. "The Causeway," James Parmelee house, 3100 Macomb Street, Washington, D.C. Fountain
Site History: House Architecture: Charles Adams Platt, 1912. Landscape: Charles Adams Platt, overall plan, 1912 and Ellen Biddle Shipman, 1913. Associated Name: Alice Maury (Mrs. James) Parmelee. Today: House owned by Washington International School; woodland garden, added in 1927, open to the public as "Tregaron." - Library of Congress
 
 
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 72 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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