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Woodley Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Long & Winding Woodley Road

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 16, 2015
1. Long & Winding Woodley Road Marker
Inscription. The first map of Woodley Park, called Kervand's Woodley, and dated 1875, shows Woodley Lane (now called Woodley Road) as the only road through the area and the heart of the new subdivision. As recently as 1887, Woodley lane was described as “a country road winding its way down the hillside, crossing the creek on wooden bridges a few feet above the level of the stream, thus making the difficult and circuitous ascent to the greater elevation of the Tennallytown Pike” (now called Wisconsin Avenue). An iron truss bridge was built over Rock Creek at Woodley Lane in 1888-1889.

You can still trace the path of old Woodley lane. From Rock Creek walk up the hill on what is now Shorham Lane, up 24th Street to Connecticut Avenue, go north for half a block on Connecticut to Woodley Road, left on Woodley Road to 29th, then right on 29th to Cathedral Avenue. The old Woodley Lane continued up what is now Cathedral Avenue and turned left to go in front of “Woodley” (now the Maret School). Today Cathedral curves again to the right by the current west gate to Maret, and continues on what is still called Woodley Road, before making the ascent to Wisconsin Avenue.

The small triangle of land at the corner of Woodley Road and 29th Street was formed when the rectangular street system was imposed over a bend in the original
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By Allen C. Browne, August 16, 2015
2. Long & Winding Woodley Road Marker
Woodley Lane.

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.
Visit www.woodleypark.org for map and more information.

 
Location. 38° 55.706′ N, 77° 3.377′ W. Marker is in Woodley Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 28th Street near Woodley Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2700 28th Street Northwest, 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 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Redwood (about 500 feet away); Woodley Road Neighbors (about 700 feet away); Mihran Mesrobian (about 700 feet away); Black and Gray Squirrels (about 800 feet away); Harry Wardman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walsh Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodley Estate (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodley Park.
 
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Long & Winding Woodley Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 16, 2015
3. Long & Winding Woodley Road Marker
Long & Winding Woodley Road image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 16, 2015
4. Long & Winding Woodley Road
Close-up of map on marker
28th and Woodley Road image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 16, 2015
5. 28th and Woodley Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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