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Neighborhood Narrative: Observatory Circle

Neighborhood Narrative:  Observatory Circle

Observatory Circle is a neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C., dominated by the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory (USNO) and the official residence of the vice president. There are approximately 500 households within the neighborhood. The main thoroughfare is…

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Neighborhood Narrative: Tenleytown

Neighborhood Narrative:  Tenleytown

Tenleytown, in 1790 called “Tennally’s Town” after area tavern owner, John Tennally, is the site of Fort Reno, one of the Civil War fortifications around Washington, D.C., and the highest natural point in the District of Columbia. Fort Reno, decommissioned…

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Neighborhood Narratives: Dupont Circle

Neighborhood Narratives:  Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is a park, traffic circle, historic district and neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. Served by the Washington Metro Red Line at the Dupont Circle Metro station, the neighborhood is located in the “Old City” of D.C. Planned by…

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Neighborhood Narratives: Tenleytown

Neighborhood Narratives:  Tenleytown

Tenleytown, in 1790 called “Tennally’s Town” after area tavern owner, John Tennally, is the site of Fort Reno, one of the Civil War fortifications around Washington, D.C., and the highest natural point in the District of Columbia. Fort Reno, decommissioned…

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Neighborhood Narratives: Capitol Hill

Neighborhood Narratives:  Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is the largest historic residential neighborhood in D.C as well as one of the most densely populated. Geographically, Capitol Hill itself rises near the center of the District of Columbia and stretches eastward, toward the Anacostia River. The…

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Neighborhood Narratives: Cleveland Park

Neighborhood Narratives:  Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park is a residential neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of D.C. The first settler of what is now the neighborhood was George Washington’s aide-de-camp, General Uriah Forrest when he built the Rosedale estate in 1793. Now part of a…

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Neighborhood Narratives: Embassy Row

Neighborhood Narratives:  Embassy Row

Embassy Row is a section of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest between Scott Circle and the North side of the United States Naval Observatory. Embassies, diplomatic missions and other diplomatic representations are concentrated there and onto the nearby streets. Considered Washington’s premier…

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