Overlooked: Potomac Yard History
A peek at things in the neighborhood you might miss at first glance.
This week, Del Ray Patch is taking a look at some of the historical markers and other things that might be overlooked in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Just east of Del Ray, the development at Potomac Yard is quickly coming on line. Pulte, the developer, isn’t doing so without a nod to the past.
A plaza located on Main Line Boulevard next to the Pulte sales office contains a series of historical displays telling the history of the Yard and its immediate area, including Del Ray. There’s a focus on transportation, which has greatly shaped the area’s evolution. At the bottom of each panel, a timeline breaks out the important dates of things like the opening of the Washington, Alexandria & Mount Vernon Electric Railway in 1892.
Potomac Yard Park, a 21-acre linear park currently being built on the eastern edge of the development, will also incorporate historical elements into is amenities.
- Overlooked: Del Ray's World War II Memorial
- Overlooked: Del Ray's Historical Markers
- Overlooked: Braddock’s Cannon
- Overlooked: Quirky Stuff
- Overlooked: Boundary Stones
- Overlooked: VFW Memorial
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