Historical Markers in Burleith, District of Columbia
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As one of Washington's oldest commercial corridors, Wisconsin Avenue has been a direct route to the Potomac River for more than 250 years. Originally an Indian trail, the route became known as Frederick Pike and linked the small port of George Town . . . — — Map (db m113387) HM
This is a selection of people, renowned in their perspective professions, who at one time called Burleith their home.
•Actress Nancy Ordway (1914-2005), a 1940s radio star, lived at 1710 35th Street. She starred in the nationally broadcast . . . — — Map (db m113388) HM
As you read this plaque, you are standing at the dot • on the map facing one of the five fire call boxes in the Burleith neighborhood. A star indicates each of the other four.
Each call box has a plaque focusing on an aspect of Burleith's . . . — — Map (db m113419) HM
The Western High School building in Burleith, which now houses Duke Ellington High School of the Arts, was home to the school's cadets from 1897 to the 1970s. More than a high school military unit, the main object of the cadets was character . . . — — Map (db m113394) HM
Burleith's built environment dates to the early nineteenth century. The oldest existing home, 1814 35th Street (earlier known as Fayette Street), was built in 1803. Three other structures on 35th Street were built in 1830, and about fifty years . . . — — Map (db m113392) HM
You are standing in the midst of Burleith, a community of about 530 single family houses bounded by Reservoir Road to the south, Whitehaven Parkway to the north, and 35th and 39th Streets to the east and west respectively. The majority of the houses . . . — — Map (db m113398) HM