Woodley Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1929 Wardman tore down his mansion to erect in its place the Wardman Tower residential hotel, which is still standing. Designed by noted architect Mihran Mesrobian, Wardman tower is said to have been home to more U.S. presidents, vice presidents and cabinet members than any other commercial residence in Washington. Other notable residents included actress Marlele Dietrich and Washington's “Hostess with the mostes”, Perl Mesta.
Wardman Tower was also home to embassies, and from its television studios the original broadcasts of “Meet the Press” starting in 1947, and broadcasts of the “Today” show's Washington new bureau and the “Arthur Murray Dance Program.”
By the time Harry Wardman died in 1938, 80,000 Washingtonians — on tenth of the population — lived in homes that were among the 400 apartment buildings and 5,000 houses built by Wardman.
The Woodley Park
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Location. 38° 55.557′ N, 77° 3.328′ W. Marker is in Woodley Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Woodley Road near 27th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. In front of the Aidan Montessori School at 2700 27th Street Northwest. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walsh Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodley Road Neighbors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Long and Winding Road (about 300 feet away); Long & Winding Woodley Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Woodley to Woodley Park (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported Million Dollar Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Redwood (approx. ¼ mile away); Black and Gray Squirrels (was approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodley Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.