Northwest Washington, D.C.: Tales from West of the Park

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The red brick of old Georgetown, the streetcar lines of Tenleytown and the eclecticand stately homes of Cleveland Park—the neighborhoods west of Rock Creek Park were the setting for the remarkable history of the capital. Amidst the gardens of their Friendship Estate, the McLean family held lavish parties until they were laid low by the rumored curse of the Hope Diamond, and it was the fashionable residences of Woodley Park that attracted the senators and cabinet members of the 1920s and 1930s. From the history of Georgetown College and American University to stories of runaway slaves seeking protection at Fort Reno, historian Mark Ozer charts the evolution of the storied neighborhoods of Northwest Washington, D.C.
ISBN: 9781609493639
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 50
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dr. Mark N. Ozer is a former professor of neurology at the Georgetown University Medical School and is currently a study group leader at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the American University. There he has lectured extensively on the history of most of the great cities of the world. He has translated this interest in a series of books on Washington, D.C. The first, entitled Washington, DC: Politics and Place, was followed by Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age, published in 2010 by The History Press. Born in Boston, he is a graduate of Harvard College with honors in history. He remains active in the national capital's history community, with active membership in the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, the Association of Oldest Inhabitants, the History Society of Washington, the History Club of the McLean Gardens Association and the Cosmos Club.
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