Historic Tenleytown - Subdivisions and Neighborhoods

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This section includes timely information on special projects, landmark applications and activities. It will also from time to time include information on programs sponsored by other organizations dedicated to preserving our local history.


 

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JUNE 17TH PROGRAM

CELEBRATION OF RENO SCHOOL RESTORATION AND EXHIBIT

Tenleytown Historical Society and James Albright, Principal, Alice Deal Middle School invite you to visit the restored Reno School (at Alice Deal Middle School.)

Join us to see the restored Reno School, now part of the Alice Deal Middle School program and campus, the new glass connector joining Reno and Deal schools, and for the ‘unveiling’ of Tenleytown Historical Society’s exhibit on the history of Reno School and the Reno community that existed on the site of today’s Fort Reno Park from just after the Civil War to the 1930s.

Date: Wednesday, June 17th

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
7:15 p.m. short program with remarks from Tenleytown Historical Society, Council Member Mary Cheh,and Deal Principal James Albright

Place: Reno School, 4820 Howard Street, NW
(behind Alice Deal Middle School)
- enter through door to new connector at rear of Reno School.



Metro: Red line to Tenleytown – exit east side of Wisconsin Avenue. Walk east on Albemarle Street to 40th Street. Left on 40th Street/Fort Drive past Wilson High School, across Chesapeake Street, and along the paved path to Alice Deal, circling Deal to the right and continuing on Howard Street to Reno School and connector to Deal.

We hope you will join us.

Tenleytown Historical Society – tenleytownhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com


RESTORED/REBUILT EXTERIOR LIBRARY SIGN
We hope many of you have noticed the restored exterior lighted sign at Tenley Friendship Library. Only the lettering was retained from the original sign when the old library was razed. Tenleytown Historical Society and Friends of the Tenley Friendship Library have jointly funded the new old sign.

ART ON CALL
As you walk around Tenleytown, look for the eleven refurbished police and fire call boxes depicting elements of local history. The Tenleytown Historical Society (THS) provided historical consultant services to the Tenleytown Neighbors Association (TNA) for TNA's segment of the citywide Art-on-Call project. Paintings were done by local artist Lena Frumin. The Art-on-Call project is sponsored by Cultural Tourism, DC.

TENLEYTOWN HERITAGE TRAIL
The Tenleytown Heritage Trail was launched in November 2011. It is a self-guided three mile walk, including nineteenth century estates, the highest natural elevation in the District of Columbia, and Fort Reno, part of the ring of forts built to protect the capital during the Civil War. The signs provide photographs and reminiscences. Brochures are available at the Tenley Friendship Library (corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Albemarle Street) and Middle C Music (corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine.) For more information or to download the brochure click here.

The Tenleytown Heritage Trail is a project of Cultural Tourism DC in collaboration with the District Department of Transportation. Tenleytown Historical Society and Tenleytown Neighbors Association are cosponsors of the Trail with Cultural Tourism DC. The Tenleytown Heritage Trail Working Group comprised of members of these organizations and the wider community planned the trail.


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