Tenleytown History: Arts & Craftsmen
Interested in Tenleytown’s history? Ever wondered about the variety of its building styles? Join Tenleytown Historical Society board member Farleigh Earhart on a walking tour that will highlight unique features of the neighborhood, reveal some hidden architectural treasures, and discuss the architects, developers, and craftsmen who contributed to its character. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for November weather. Space is limited. Register online.
Tours of Historic St. Ann’s Church
On Saturday, December 4, at 11 am, parishioner and renowned guide Sal Selvaggio offers an in-person tour of the 74-year-old historic church, on its 151-year-old foundation, including its stained glass windows, newly gilded church façade, new baptistery railing, marble life-sized replica of Michelangelo’s Pietà, and so much more! Self-guided tours are also available 10 am – noon. No reservations necessary; all are welcome. You may also take a self-guided tour online at stanndc.org/tour at any time. No reservations are needed and all are welcome.
Historic Armesleigh Park
Armesleigh Park is an early 20th century suburb within Tenleytown. The first houses were built in 1919, coinciding with the opening of the Connecticut and Wisconsin Avenue streetcar lines, the homecoming of World War I soldiers, and the end of the Spanish influenza pandemic. During this walking tour, presented in partnership with the Tenleytown Historical Society, learn about the history of this small neighborhood, which celebrates its centennial in 2020.
Follow the multimedia tour virtually on your computer OR take it with you on your mobile device for a self-guided in-person tour. The tour is accessible via desktop, phone, or tablet through the free Google Earth app. Click here to begin your tour.