9780738542997

Forest Hills

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738542997

  • ISBN10:

    0738542997

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-20
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

The Forest Hills neighborhood is set within a heavily treed, rolling landscape adjoining Rock Creek Park and was first home to the Piscataway Indian tribe and later to Civil War encampments. Threshing mills and large rural estates gradually gave way in the early 1900s to a residential community in close proximity to the National Bureau of Standards where many of the residents worked. Diplomats, politicians, and many prominent Washingtonians now inhabit many of the splendidly designed houses found in Forest Hills today. 0Images of America: Forest Hills includes nearly 200 vintage images that document the long and fascinating history of the community. Etchings, maps, and photographs combine to illustrate Native American settlers; architect-designed residences; and the homes of Presidents Truman and Johnson, infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, and Post cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. The book also highlights Connecticut Avenue, the neighborhood's main street; apartment buildings; and well-known artists and authors who have called Forest Hills home.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Early Historyp. 9
Connecticut Avenuep. 17
Domestic Architecturep. 49
The Owl's Nestp. 63
The Scientific Communityp. 69
Schools, Churches, and Cultural Institutionsp. 81
Forest Hills Citizens Associationp. 91
Famous and Infamousp. 97
The International Presencep. 105
AuthorsDon OberdorferOberdorfer, Donp. 117
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