Newlands Memorial Fountain Installation – Washington DC

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Description

Newland Memorial fountain, located at Chevy Chase Circle on the border of Washington D.C. and Chevy Chase MD, was create to honor Francis Newlands, Congressman, author of the Newlands Reclamation Act, and developer of Chevy Chase.

The fountain was designed by Edward Wilton Donn in 1933 and put in place in 1938.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

New Deal workers erected the monument as part of a larger Capital Parks improvement program.  The work was probably done by Works Progress Administration (WPA) relief laborers, who were active in parks renovations across the district in the 1930s.

Source notes

National Archives, Record Group 69, Records of the Work Projects Administration, “Newspaper clippings file, 1935-1942.”

“New Deal Projects Aid Many Park Developments in Capital,” Washington Daily News, July 23, 1936.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Griffith_Newlands_Memorial_Fountain

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on June 5, 2013.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


Chevy Chase Circle
Washington, D.C. 20015

Coordinates: 38.9676, -77.0771

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