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The Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle is one of only two remaining bridges along the former trolley line linking Georgetown and Glen Echo, Maryland. This line, constructed around 1900, provided the transportation to a ‘trolley’ park and thousands of Washingtonians used the line annually to access the Glen Echo Amusement Park. Read more…
St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal South is associated with the development of the Bloomingdale community as the earliest and best surviving example of a neighborhood church, and for its relation to patterns of demographic change in the city and local community as the church of the first African-American congregation in Bloomingdale. Read more…
Harewood Gatehouse/Lodge was built circa 1857 as the gatehouse to William Wilson Corcoran’s 191-acre Harewood estate, and is the sole surviving standing structure associated with the country retreat. Located on a five-acre remnant of the former estate, the two-story stone building was designed by architect James Renwick as an early rustic example of the Second Empire style in America. Read more…
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