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“Victory Gardens”

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 27, 2018
1. "Victory Gardens" Marker
Inscription.

"Victory Gardens"
The community gardens at 42nd Street and Tunlaw Road and in Whitehaven Park were established as part of the Federal National Victory Garden Program during World War II as a way for average Americans to contribute to the war effort. These gardens reduced demand on commercial food supplies thus making more supplies available to the Armed Forces and Lend-Lease programs. After the War, these gardens not only continued to provide healthy and economical vegetables to local gardeners but also became social centers for urban communities.

Glover Park Artist: Michael Hagan, 39th Place NW

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

This box was restored by Friends of Glover Park in 2009.
Local funding was provided by ANC 3B.
www.gpcadc.org

 
Erected 2009 by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Location. 38° 55.29′ N, 77° 4.915′ W. Marker is in Glover Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Beecher
"Victory Gardens" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 27, 2018
2. "Victory Gardens" Marker
Street Northwest and 42nd Street NW, on the left when traveling west on Beecher Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4110 Beecher St NW, Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Emergency" (here, next to this marker); "Dischord Records" (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Herbert R. Morgan" (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Charles Carroll Glover" (approx. half a mile away); "Tunlaw Road" (approx. half a mile away); Dedication to the Dedicated (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Mapping Art On Call" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Through the Eyes of a Scientist (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glover Park.
 
Categories. AgricultureWar, World II
 
"Victory Gardens" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 27, 2018
3. "Victory Gardens" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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