Woodley Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1921, he emigrated to the United States and became chief designer for Washington’s premier real estate developer, British-born Harry Wardman, just as Wardman was developing large tracts of Woodley Park. Mesrobian was the architect of several majestic apartment buildings that have long defined Woodley Park, including a section of the Cathedral Mansions complex (1922-1924), the Wardman Tower (1928), and the Devonshire/Cortland Streets Apartments (1936). He also designed about two-thirds of the houses in the northern part of the community in subdivisions Wardman named English Village and Woodley Park. Wardman’s elegant 16th Street hotels - the Carlton (1926), now the St. Regis, and the Hay-Adams (1927)
The Woodley Park call boxes were developed by the Woodley Park Community Association as part of Art on Call, a program of Cultural Tourism DC with support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and the District Department of Transportation. Local support for this call box was provided by the Woodley Park Community Association and Shapiro & Company LLC.
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Location. 38° 55.79′ N, 77° 3.481′ W. Marker is in Woodley Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Cortland Place near 29th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. From Woodley to Woodley Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long & Winding Woodley Road (about 700 feet away); Woodley Estate (about 700 feet away); Redwood (about 800 feet away); Black and Gray Squirrels (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodley Road Neighbors (approx. ¼ mile away); Roma Restaurant (approx. ¼ mile away); Harry Wardman (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodley Park.
Also see . . .
1. Mihran Mesrobian Call Box. The Armenicana Project. (Submitted on August 21, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Mihran Mesrobian. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 21, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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