Early Commerce

Early Commerce (HM24BC)

Location: Washington, DC 20016
Country: United States of America

N 38° 56.977', W 77° 5.169'

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Tenleytown, DC

—Country Village to City Neighborhood —

In the 1700s and 1800s Tenleytown's origin as a crossroad generated numerous commercial activities, such as tobacco trade, farms, dairies, and slaughterhouses, along with the "Tennallytown" Tavern. Murdock Mill Road led from Tenleytown to an early grain mill. A Masonic Lodge was started in Tenleytown and the building still stands today in the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue. The early 1900s saw the establishment of small "mom and pop" stores such as Scholl's Pharmacy (pictured here) which was located in the historic structure at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Grand Road.

Call box drawings by Lena Frumin.

This call box is part of Art on Call, a program of Cultural Tourism DC, funded in part by the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, the District Department of Transportation, and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Neighborhood Sponsors are the Tenleytown Neighbors Association and Tenleytown Historical Society. A list of call box locations can be found at-
HM NumberHM24BC
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319220 N 4313254
Decimal Degrees38.94961667, -77.08615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.977', W 77° 5.169'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 58.62" N, 77° 5' 10.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202, 703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4565-4599 44th St NW, Washington DC 20016, US
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