Hilleary's Smiling Corner Historical

Hilleary's Smiling Corner Historical (HM1V7S)

Location: Washington, DC 20007
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.758', W 77° 4.078'

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Welcome to "Hilleary's Smiling Corner," named for Albert and Flora Hilleary, who ran the corner grocery store here from about 1919 to 1961. Like many other corner stores in Georgetown, this was a gathering place for the neighborhood. Children played marbles on the sidewalk, barbershop quartets sang in the store, and hunters met here almost every Friday night to discuss their triumph and smoke cigars."Pops" Hilleary was small of stature, but large of heart. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, he gave away groceries to neighbors in need with little expectation of payment. Many people credited Albert and Flora Hilleary with getting them through the Depression.The store was originally built around 1805, shortly after the Federal government moved to Washington. The exterior remains largely unchanged from the days of "Hilleary's Smiling Corner," but it is now a private home.
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HM NumberHM1V7S
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320702 N 4309114
Decimal Degrees38.91263333, -77.06796667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.758', W 77° 4.078'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 45.48" N, 77° 4' 4.68" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1672 34th St NW, Washington DC 20007, US
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