In 1890, a new kind of neighborhood began to take shape on former farmland at the edge of Washington, D.C. The modern planned community of Chevy Chase, Maryland was designed to take advantage of a revolutionary mode of rapid transit: the streetcar. This electric-powered conveyance made commuting from a home in the country to work in the nation’s capital fast, easy and convenient. Residents of Chevy Chase enjoyed the best of both worlds – and they made the most of each!
Today’s residents and members of the Chevy Chase Historical Society protect and treasure the character of their community while they welcome the best aspects of the future. We welcome you to join us – and to explore our history.
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Explore our Online Exhibits: Chevy Chase Lake Amusement Park, Chevy Chase Junior College, Young Reporters, and more! Learn about Chevy Chase through illustrated stories that include photographs, maps and oral histories from the CCHS Collections. Click on Exhibits on the menu bar above... or click HERE.
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