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Montrose Park

 

Montrose Park

Montrose Park
Montrose Park is located in Washington, D.C.
Location R Street and Lovers' Lane, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates
Built 1911
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 07001178 [1]
Added to NRHP November 15, 2007

The Montrose Park is a public park, owned by the federal government, located in the 3000 block of R Street, Dumbarton Oaks Park, and Oak Hill Cemetery.

In addition to a large children's play area in the back of the park, there are two sets of tennis courts, as well as open space with footwalks and trails which lead into Rock Creek Park.

Contents

  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

A map of Georgetown Heights prior to the creation of Dumbarton Oaks Park, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens and Montrose Park, showing the proposed location of Montrose Park.[2]

It was early owned by ropemaker Robert Parrott, who allowed the community to use it as a picnicing ground. Sarah Louisa Rittenhouse successfully led a group to lobby Congress to acquire the property as an addition to Rock Creek Park. [3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ "Park is Planned for Georgetown". Evening Star (17,353) (Washington, D.C.). 29 March 1908. p. 3 (section 2) – via Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress. 
  3. ^ http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc11.htm

External links

  • http://www.montrosepark.org/


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