Woodley Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
From Woodley to Woodley Park
Connecticut Avenue was extended in 1890 because of the private efforts of Senator Francis G. Newlands, who built the road to provide access to his new development of Chevy Chase. Senator Newlands, who owned the Woodley estate at the time, sought the advice of nationally known landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted regarding development of the area. Olmstead advised that Connecticut Avenue “be regarded as the main channel of a great river, with other streets and avenues as tributaries” — which it later became.
In Woodley Park, Connecticut Avenue bisected the older subdivision, becoming its most dominant thoroughfare and entirely overriding
The Woodley Park call boxes were developed by the Woodley Park Community Association as part of Art on Call, a program of Cultural Tourism DC with support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and the District Department of Transportation. Local support for this call box was provided by the Woodley Park Community Association and Shapiro & Company LLC.
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Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Art on Call marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 55.72′ N, 77° 3.444′ W. Marker was in Woodley Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker was at the intersection of Cathedral Avenue Northwest and 29th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west on Cathedral Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 2818 Cathedral Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Long & Winding Woodley Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mihran Mesrobian (about 500 feet away); Redwood (about 700 feet away); Woodley Estate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodley Road Neighbors (approx. 0.2 miles away); Black and Gray Squirrels (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); A Long and Winding Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conservation Geography (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodley Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on January 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.