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Chevy Chase in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Woodend

 
 
Woodend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
1. Woodend Marker
Inscription.  
This Property Has Been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of Interior

 
Location. 39° 0.194′ N, 77° 4.047′ W. Marker is in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Jones Mill Road half a mile south of Woodhollow Drive, on the right when traveling south. On the grounds of the Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodend Manor House (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Clean Drinking Manor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Guests at The Forest Inn (approx. ¾ mile away); The Aloha Cottage (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Gymnasium (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ament Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); The National Park Seminary Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Forest Inn (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chevy Chase.
 
Regarding Woodend. “The Woodend Manor House was designed in Georgian style by John Russell Pope in 1927, … The house was originally the residence of Chester and Marion Wells, who wanted the house to recreate
Woodend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
2. Woodend Marker
Marker is to right of the west entrance of the Woodend mansion.
the atmosphere of English country living in their American home. Captain and Mrs. Wells decided to build the mansion after discarding the idea of rebuilding and enlarging the ruins of the Clean Drinking Manor House. Clean Drinking was the name of the property, which was at one time about 14,000 acres, from the time it was "taken up" by John Courts in 1680 and patented in 1699, until it was purchased by Captain and Mrs. Wells in 1916 … In 1967 following the death of Mrs. Wells, Woodend was donated to the Audubon Naturalist Society, which was founded in 1897.” – From the now missing HMdb marker #61560.
 
Also see . . .
1. The House at Woodend. Mark Walston, Bethesda Magazine, July-August 2010. (Submitted on March 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Woodend. (PDF)Wells Estate, Audubon Society Headquarters, National Register Form, MDIHP. (Submitted on March 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. About Woodend. Audubon Naturalist Society. (Submitted on March 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Woodend - West Façade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 2, 2012
3. Woodend - West Façade
Woodend - South Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
4. Woodend - South Entrance
Woodend - South Façade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
5. Woodend - South Façade
5 Car Garage image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
6. 5 Car Garage
Also designed by John Russell Pope
Weather Vane<br>on the Garage image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
7. Weather Vane
on the Garage
House Sparrow on a Downspout image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
8. House Sparrow on a Downspout
Corinthian Capital image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
9. Corinthian Capital
Fireplace in the Main Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
10. Fireplace in the Main Hall
Great Horned Owl image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
11. Great Horned Owl
In the Reception Room
Passenger Pigeon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 9, 2015
12. Passenger Pigeon
In the Library
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on March 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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