Category Archives: History

New Library Collection Showcases Tenleytown History

The Tenleytown Historical Society has partnered with the Tenley-Friendship Library to establish a new reference collection focused on the history of Tenleytown. THS announced the collection in a release last week: The Tenleytown Historical Society, in cooperation with the library staff, has created a local history reference section at the Tenley- Friendship Library. This is a non-circulating collection and is located

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Photo Friday: Old Enders Farmhouse

Built in the late 1800s, the house at 4330 Yuma Street, NW originally belonged to Engelbert Enders, a dairyman who hailed from Baden, Germany.  Enders’ dairy farm was adjacent to the Dunblane estate – today the American University Tenley Campus – and parts remained operational into the 1920s.  The residence is one of the oldest homes still standing in Tenleytown today.

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Photo Friday: Ft. Reno

During the Civil War, Fort Reno guarded one of only two North-South routes into the capital, and was involved in the only battle that took place in the District of Columbia.  Today the park, which no longer has any vestiges of the Civil War fort, includes a baseball field, several tennis courts, and large grass field areas.

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