Images of America: Forest Hills
Margery L. Elfin, Paul K. Williams, and the The Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance
The neighborhood Forest Hills is set within a heavily treed rolling landscape adjoining Rock Creek Park, first utilized by the Pascataway Indian tribe, and later by Civil War encampments. Mill complexes and large rural estates gave way in the early 1900s to a fine residential community set in the shadow of the National Bureau of Standards complex, where many of the residents could walk to work. Ambassadors, Diplomats, and prominent local residents alike now share many of the splendidly designed houses found in Forest Hills today. Images of America: Forest Hills includes nearly 200 vintage images that document the long and fascinating history of the community. Etchings, maps, and photographs combine to illustrate Native American settlers, architect designed residences, the homes of Presidents Harry S. Truman & Lyndon B. Johnson, infamous FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and Post cereal heiress Marjorie Merriwether Post. The book also highlights Connecticut Avenue buildings long since demolished, art deco apartment buildings, and well known artists and authors that have called Forest Hills home. Margery Elfin is an author and long time resident of Forest Hills, and this is the fourteenth Arcadia title for author Paul K. Williams.