McLean Gardens in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Friendship provided its owners with every luxury imaginable, and some that were surprising. Ned and Evalyn's children enjoyed a menagerie of domestic and exotic animals, including a white llama purchased from the Ringling Bros. Circus that roamed freely around the extensive grounds.
The Estate included a golf course built by Ned McLean. Presidents Harding and Coolidge played golf there, while Mrs. Coolidge enjoyed knitting on the front porch. Among Evalyn's friends was Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt. Alice was a leading social figure as well as an irreverent companion. She is still remembered for saying
Location. 38° 56.311′ N, 77° 4.48′ W. Marker is in McLean Gardens, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Wisconsin Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3756 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evalyn Walsh McLean and the Hope Diamond (within shouting distance of this marker); Live on Our Stage! (approx. half a mile away); For the Children (approx. half a mile away); Winning the War (approx. half a mile away); Washington National Cathedral (approx. half a mile away); Why Are These Stones Here? (approx. 0.6 miles away); All Hallows Guild (approx. 0.6 miles away); American University (approx. 0.6 miles away).
Also see . . . McLean Gardens - History (Submitted on September 17, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 17, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.