Edgewood (Washington, D.C.)

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Edgewood
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
CountryUnited States
DistrictWashington, D.C.
WardWard 5
Government
 • CouncilmemberKenyan McDuffie
Edgewood Estate, 1887

Edgewood is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C. Edgewood is bounded by Monroe Street NE to the north, Rhode Island Avenue NE to the south, Glenwood Cemetery to the west, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Red Line train tracks 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]

  • Edgewood Commons, a large complex of mixed-income and senior citizen public housing, opened in 1972.[2] 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 goes through the neighborhood of Edgewood on its way from the Silver Spring Metro Station all the way to the Union Station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
  • 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.[3][3] The goal of Open Walls DC is to create large ever-changing murals that beautify our city and are unusual creative public spaces.
  • Glenwood Cemetery
  • Mount Calvary Christian Church
  • Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Metropolitan Railroad" (PDF). The Evening Star. Washington, D.C. April 30, 1873. p. 4.
  2. ^ "Edgewood Terrace Open in Northeast". The Washington Post. October 21, 1972. p. D2.
  3. ^ a b "ALBUS CAVUS OPEN WALLS".

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