Woodley Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Long and Winding Road
The first map of Woodley Park, called Kervand's Woodley and dated 1875, shows Woodley Lane (now called Woodley Road) as the only road through the area and the heart of the new subdivision. As recently as 1887, Woodley Lane was described as "a country road winding its way down the hillside, crossing the creek on wooden bridges a few feet above the level of the stream, and thus making the difficult and circuitous ascent to greater elevation of the Tennallytown Pike" (now called Wisconsin Avenue). An iron truss bridge was built over Rock Creek at Woodley Lane in 1888-1889.
You can still trace the path of old Woodley Lane. From Rock Creek walk up the hill on what is now Shoreham Lane, up 24th Street to Connecticut Avenue, go north for half a block on Connecticut to Woodley Road, left on Woodley Road to 29th Street, then right on 29th Street to Cathedral Avenue. The old Woodley Lane continued up what is now Cathedral Avenue and turned left to go in front of "Woodley" (now Maret School). Today, Cathedral Avenue curves again to the right past the current west gate of Maret, and continues on what is still called Woodley Road, before making the ascent to Wisconsin Avenue.
The small triangle of land at the corner of Woodley Road and 29th Street was formed when the rectangular street system was imposed over a bend in the
This Call Box was originally restored by the Woodley Park Community Association (WPCA), as a project of Art on Call, a program of Cultural Tourism DC. Support for this Call Box was provided by WPCA, Sheila, John, Angelica & Maria Mooney, and Open City. Visit www.wpcaonline.org for more information.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Location. 38° 55.567′ N, 77° 3.391′ W. Marker is in Woodley Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 28th Street Northwest and Woodley Road NW, on the left when traveling east on 28th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2700 28th Street NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry Wardman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodley Road Neighbors (about 400 feet away); Walsh Memorial (about 500 feet away); Long & Winding Woodley Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Woodley to Woodley Park (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Redwood (approx. ¼ mile away); Mihran Mesrobian (approx. ¼ mile away); Million Dollar Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodley Park.
Also see . . . Woodley Park Community Association. (Submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.