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

Schools

Tenleytown, DC

 

—Country Village to City Neighborhood —

 
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Inscription.
Tenleytown's earliest elementary school, located where Saint Anne's School is today, first welcomed students in 1882. The Jesse Reno School for African-American children was built in 1903 on the grounds of Fort Reno. The Immaculata Preparatory School, a parochial school for Catholic girls, opened next at Tenley Circle. The building is now part of American University. Janney Elementary School opened in the mid 1920s, followed by the Alice Deal Junior High School (pictured here) in 1931 and Woodrow Wilson High School in 1938.

Call box drawings by Lena Frumin.

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-
www.tenleytownhistoricalsociety.org
www.tenleytowndc.org

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Location. 38° 57.04′ N, 77° 4.49′ W. Marker is in Wakefield, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the
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intersection of Chesapeake Street Northwest and Nebraska Avenue NW, on the right when traveling east on Chesapeake Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4626 38th Street NW, Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Three R's (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Suburban Style (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Reno (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Reno (about 700 feet away); Reservoir/Reno City (about 800 feet away); The Civil War Defenses of Washington (about 800 feet away); Reno City (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tenleytown, DC: Country Village to City Neighborhood
 
Also see . . .  Art-On-Call in Tenleytown. (Submitted on January 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Last updated on January 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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