Adjoining Chevy Chase DC,Reno City was a thriving community a century ago, heavily African American but integrated. Its disappearance in the 1920s had racial overtones. Neil Flanagan, author of the intensively researched article on the fate of Reno City published in the Washington City Paper in November, will discuss Reno's disappearance. Joining Neil on a panel to explore these issues will be Carl Lankowski of Historic Chevy Chase DC, L. Paige Whitley, who is engaged in research on an African American cemetery connected to the Reno neighborhood, and Carolyn Long of Tenleytown Historical Soceity. Jane Waldmann of the Tenleytown Historical Society will offer introductory remarks. There will be an opportunity to view Tenleytown Historical Society's exhibit on the history of Reno City and Reno School.
Thie event is co-sponsored by Historic Chevy Chase, DC and Tenleytown Historical Society.
Images courtesy of the Tenleytown Historical Society
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m Place: Reno School, now a part of Deal Middle School 3815 Fort Drive, NW (20016) Reservations suggested: firstname.lastname@example.org Directions: Fort Drive runs east to west from Nebraska Avenue and is roughl= y opposite Davenport Street NW. There is a traffic light. Reno School is actually on Howard Street first right off Fort Drive after entering campus entrance located at end of Howard Street past Reno building in glass connector. Parking is available along the drive and in front of Deal. By Metro: Red line to Tenleytown exit east side of Wiscosin, walk a block east to 40th Street, NW, left on 40th Street to Fort Reno and path to Deal/Reno.