Edgewood (Washington, D.C.)

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Neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Edgewood within the District of Columbia
Edgewood within the District of Columbia
Coordinates: 38°55′21″N 77°00′02″W / 38.9226°N 77.0005°W / 38.9226; -77.0005Coordinates: 38°55′21″N 77°00′02″W / 38.9226°N 77.0005°W / 38.9226; -77.0005
Country United States
District Washington, D.C.
Ward Ward 5
 • Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
Edgewood Estate, 1887

Edgewood is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C. Edgewood is bounded by Michigan Avenue to the north; Rhode Island Avenue NE to the south; Lincoln Road and Glenwood Cemetery to the west; and the tracks for the Red Line of the Washington Metro to the east. The eastern boundary originates with the establishment of the former Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1873,[1] creating the physical barrier which today separates Edgewood from Brookland to the east. Edgewood is in Ward 5.

Businesses and landmarks[edit]

  • Monroe Street Market includes a number of businesses and restaurants such as Starbucks, Busboys and Poets, Brookland Pint, Barnes & Noble, Chipotle, Potbelly, Wardman Wines, plus artist residences and studios.[2]
  • Dance Place
  • Mess Hall[3]
  • Curator's Office[4]
  • The Dew Drop Inn[5]
  • Huacatay Peruvian Chicken
  • Annie's Ace Hardware
  • Edgewood Commons, a large complex of mixed-income and senior citizen public housing, opened in 1972.[6] It was built by Bethesda developer Eugene Ford, and it was originally managed by H. R. Crawford. Today, Edgewood Commons (formerly known as Edgewood Terrace) remains a central landmark of the neighborhood.
  • The Metropolitan Branch Trail serves Edgewood.
  • Edgewood Wall is part of Open Walls DC, a public art initiative that provides spaces and walls for graffiti artists, street artists, muralists, art students, emerging and established artists who love to paint outdoors and large.[7][7] The goal of Open Walls DC is to create large ever-changing murals that beautify our city and are unusual creative public spaces.
  • Trinity Washington University
  • Glenwood Cemetery
  • St Mary's Catholic Cemetery
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
  • Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
  • Washington Theological Consort
  • Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center
  • Discalced Carmelite Friars



  1. ^ "The Metropolitan Railroad" (PDF). The Evening Star. Washington, D.C. April 30, 1873. p. 4. 
  2. ^ "Luxury Apartments Washington, DC - Monroe Street Market". 
  3. ^ "Mess Hall". 
  4. ^ "Curator's Office". 
  5. ^ "Home - The Dew Drop Inn". 
  6. ^ "Edgewood Terrace Open in Northeast". The Washington Post. October 21, 1972. p. D2.

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