Top of the Town

From rural beginnings to the bustling neighborhood it has become, Tenleytown has combined the transience of Washington's workforce with a surprising number of multi-generational native Washingtonians. The quiet, tree-lined streets just off the major thoroughfares are reminiscent of the area's "suburban" past and show few signs of the urban bustle only a few blocks away. But don't be fooled by the sleepy pulse of its residential areas; Tenleytown is also a major player in local and national events. Home to American University, numerous schools and churches, two television stations, and one radio studio, Tenleytown plays host to the nation without ever losing its small-town charm.


Each painting below represents one of the stops on the Tenleytown Heritage Trail. Click to see larger versions and full descriptions of what bit of history inspired each painting.

Learn more about the Neighborhood Heritage Trails on the Cultural Tourism DC website.

Click here to return to main page to see paintings from all the Heritage Trail neighborhoods.

To purchase or inquire about a painting, please email: dana@danaellyn.com

© Dana Ellyn 2014