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Site of the National Bureau of Standards

Forest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
1. Site of the National Bureau of Standards Marker
Inscription.
Forest Hills Neighborhood
Art on Call


Site of
The National Bureau of Standards


In 1901, the National Bureau of Standards began developing a large complex of 89 buildings on 70 acres west of Connecticut Avenue near this site. The NBS was devoted to testing new materials and establishing industry standards. The NBS physicists developed radio technology, which led to guiding airplanes with radio waves.

This artistic work reflects the history of technological scientific research in the Van Ness neighborhood and natural beauty of Rock Creek Park.

Artists: Anna Glist, Burke School

Art on Call is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC,
the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
the District Department of Transportation
and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

Additional Sponsors: Councilmember Mary Cheh,
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3F,
The Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance,
and Duron and Sherwin-Williams Paint.

The Call Boxes in Forest Hills are located at Albemarle and 30th Street, Albemarle and Linnean, Connecticut and Tilden, Connecticut and Windom, Ellicott and 30th Place, Tilden and Linnean, and the 2900 block of Upton Street.

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
2. Site of the National Bureau of Standards Marker
Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Location. 38° 56.72′ N, 77° 3.866′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue Northwest and Windom Place NW, on the left when traveling north on Connecticut Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4250 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Music of the Spheres" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock Creek Park (about 600 feet away); Soapstone Valley (approx. mile away); First Atomic Clock, 1948 (approx. mile away); Cultural Institutions (approx. 0.3 miles away); Connecticut Avenue Streetcars (approx. 0.3 miles away); Firehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flora and Fauna of Rock Creek Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceCommunicationsScience & Medicine
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
3. Back of Site of the National Bureau of Standards Marker
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
4. Site of the National Bureau of Standards Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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