Woodley Park Paul K. Williams

ISBN: 9780738515083

Published: May 4th 2003

Paperback

128 pages


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Woodley Park  by  Paul K. Williams

Woodley Park by Paul K. Williams
May 4th 2003 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780738515083 | 3.29 Mb

Woodley Park celebrates the history of one of Washington D.C.s most sought-after addresses. Once an area consisting of wooded land and scattered farmsteads, the neighborhood has experienced dramatic changes over the years. In 1797, Francis ScottMoreWoodley Park celebrates the history of one of Washington D.C.s most sought-after addresses. Once an area consisting of wooded land and scattered farmsteads, the neighborhood has experienced dramatic changes over the years. In 1797, Francis Scott Keys uncle purchased 250 acres and three years later built Woodley, a house owned today by the Maret School.

A century later, the neighborhood was connected to the city by the million dollar bridge over Rock Creek Park, and has since been the home to several U.S. Presidents, statesmen, diplomats, and the working class alike. This volume contains more than 200 images of prominent homes built during the neighborhoods infancy, mills along Rock Creek, the beginnings of the National Zoo, and the construction of the prominent Woodley Park and Shoreham Hotels, constructed by prolific builder and Woodley Park resident Harry Wardman.



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