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Wikipedia Description: Tenleytown, Washington, D.C.
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Tenleytown is the historic name for a neighborhood in northwest Washington, DC.
In 1790, Washington locals began calling the neighborhood "Tennally's Town" after area tavern owner John Tennally. Over time, the spelling has evolved and by the 19th century the area was commonly known by its current name, although the spelling Tennallytown continued to be used for some time in certain capacities, including streetcars through the 1920s.
The area is the site of Fort Reno, one of the forts that formed a ring around Washington D.C. during the American Civil War to protect the capital against invasions. It proved to be the crucial lookout point for preventing a siege of Washington (indeed, it is the highest natural point in the District of Columbia).
Fort Reno was decommissioned with the surrender of the Confederate armies.
In the post-Civil War era, Fort Reno was a free black community. This community was almost entirely wiped out when the federal government decided to condemn most of its housing to build Deal Middle School, Wilson High School, a park, and a water tower. The Jesse Lee Reno school building, which housed an African-American school during the Jim Crow era, is one of the few remaining traces of this history.
Within the park boundaries lies the highest natural point in the District of Columbia, 429 feet above sea level. Fort Reno also hosts community gardens, free rock concerts in the summer, good sledding in the winter, and tennis courts, playing fields, and lots of dogwalkers year round.
Tenleytown and adjacent American University Park are served by the Tenleytown-AU stop on the Washington Metro Red Line. The mostly residential area has been called the "town" for American University, which lies approximately one mile to the west in the Spring Valley neighborhood. A free shuttle bus runs between the Metro stop and the university's main campus.
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2021 photos: It's too early to have anything but hope for this year. With luck, the restoration of sanity in the White House for a change and the rapid roll-out of vaccines will eventually return the year to one of my normal ones.
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.