Cleveland Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Shops and restaurants followed the development, with the Roma Restaurant and its Italian Garden at 3419 Connecticut Avenue remaining popular from the 1930s until it closed in 1997.
Artist: Mary Belcher
Erected by Cleveland Park Historic District, Art on Call. (Marker Number 1.)
Location. 38° 56.018′ N, 77° 3.433′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street, on the right when traveling north on Connecticut Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in an old police call-box on the corner in front of Imaj Hair Salon, across from the Cleveland Park Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3301 Connecticut Ave, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commerce (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3524 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mihran Mesrobian Black and Gray Squirrels (approx. 0.3 miles away); Redwood (approx. 0.3 miles away); From Woodley to Woodley Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodley Estate (approx. 0.4 miles away); Long & Winding Woodley Road (approx. 0.4 miles away).
1. Prom Nights
As one who grew up in the DC area, The Roma was one of many area restaurants that we took our Prom Dates, or Valentine Dates to dinner, and Christmas Dance dates.THE place for Italian food.
Good times, fond old memories from the 50's - 60's for me. I want to say it was a Thai restaurant, later, as well
— Submitted August 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
2. Good lunch place.
I worked at the Safeway between Ordway and Porter streets in the early '60s. The Roma was my favorite place in the area for lunch. I wonder what happened to all the stuffed animal heads that decorated the restaurant?
— Submitted July 12, 2015, by John Strother Anderson of Spartanburg,
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