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    CELEBRATING ONE OF AMERICA'S FIRST STREET CAR SUBURBS

     

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    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.

    The Chevy Chase Historical Society Archive and Research Center is open to the public on Tuesdays from 10am-Noon and 1pm-3pm. The Center is also open by appointment.  For more information, contact us at 301-656-6141 or info@chevychasehistory.org.
     


     

  • About Chevy Chase

    About Chevy Chase - Chevy Chase Lake Streetcar

    Explore the history of Chevy Chase, Maryland, one of America’s first streetcar suburbs.

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  • Exhibitions

    Exhbitions

    The CCHS exhibitions highlight some of the most interesting people, places and events in Chevy Chase history.

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  • Research

    Research

    Search our collection of documents, photographs, and maps online or visit the Archive and Research Center.  

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