Glover Park

Glover Park neighborhood residents take pride in the peaceful, laid back vibe and unity of their neighborhood. It’s an urban suburb ringed by parkland, filled with single family homes and a bustling little downtown.

Take Spot on a relaxing evening exerciser. Sow seeds in the community garden. Savor barbecue at Rocklands. Build a fort in the backyard. Hum with the ‘Sounding of the Colors’ from the Naval Observatory synchronized to the Master Clock.

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Stoddert Field Glover Park

Run up the score at Stoddert Field. Buy a raffle ticket at the festival on Glover Park Day. Snag that hard-to-find bottle of bourbon at Pearson’s. Select omelet ingredients at the farmer’s market. Hike a trail through Glover Archbold Park.

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Schools

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DC schools

STODDERT ELEMENTARY

Public • Grades PK-5

HARDY MIDDLE

Public • Grades 6-8

WILSON HIGH

Public • Grades 9-12

Transportation

Getting around in Glover Park

Glover Park Transportation

NO METRO

11 BUS LINES

3 CAPITAL BIKESHARE

5 CAR SERVICES

Neighborhood History

Glover Park Neighborhood History

"Wilberforce"

The eastern part of Glover Park falls within the northern extension of Georgetown. The earliest record of the settlement of what is now known as Glover Park is folded into Georgetown records. According to Glover Park historian Carlton Fletcher; “Peter Colter, a German immigrant, and Murray Barker, a free black man, appear in Georgetown tax assessments between 1808 and 1810. Colter and Barker raised families along what is now Wisconsin Avenue, in the village of Wilberforce, a long-forgotten subdivision of Georgetown, and both supported themselves, in part, by growing produce for the local market. For a newly arrived immigrant, or a newly freed slave, with only a small amount of land to work with, market gardening made sense. In general, the early population of upper Georgetown consisted of native-born whites (quite often from Pennsylvania), immigrants (from Germany and Ireland), and African Americans (both free and slave).”

“Knave’s Disappointment”

Glover Park west of Huidekoper Place evolved from Salop, a 17th century land grant. The portion east of Huidekoper Place grew from Salcom, later dubbed “Knave’s Disappointment.” This parcel was incorporated into the 1769 Beatty and Hawkins’ Addition to Georgetown, expanding Georgetown by 300 lots. Of those, the 50 lots on either side of Wisconsin Avenue, from R Street north to Davis Street, and west to Huidekoper Place, made up the northern extension of the corporation of Georgetown.

Charles C Glover

The western portion of the neighborhood originated as an estate owned by butcher Henry Kengla, c. 1911. Charles C Glover purchased the property from Kengla. Glover Park’s residential development began in earnest in the early 1920’s, which is when it was given its name.

“Mount Alto”

The Russian Embassy sits on “Mount Alto” on Wisconsin Avenue in the Glover Park neighborhood, constructed on property leased to the Soviet government for 85 years as part of an agreement between the Soviet Union and USA, concluded in 1969. A 1972 agreement guaranteed equal territory in Moscow to the US for a new embassy with the same terms, and stipulated that occupation would commence simultaneously. Soviet architect Michael Posokhin designed the building. Posokhin also designed the State Kremlin Palace among other notable buildings in Moscow. The residential building, school, kindergarten and sports fields were completed in 1979, administrative and ceremonial buildings in 1985. Most interesting, the late 1980s, the FBI and the NSA built a tunnel under the compound for espionage purposes in the late 1980’s, but it was never successfully utilized due to Robert Hanssen disclosing the information to the KGB. Hanssen is a former FBI agent who spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services against the United States for 22 years, from 1979 to 2001.

Sources: Wikipedia Library of Congress nps.gov npc.gov Foggy Bottom Historic District DCist The Alleys of Foggy Bottom
Neighborhood information on this site is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. Subject to change without notice.

Neighborhood information on this site is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. Subject to change without notice.

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Demographics, Crime & Data: Niche City Data NeighborhoodScout & My Local Crime Walkability & Transportation: Walk Score  Bike Score  Walc  &  Transit Score Schools: Greatschools.org & School Digger Flood Plains & Topological: Topological maps Fun & Entertainment: Gravy

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