Petworth

Close-knit residential neighborhood

Petworth was the name of the 205-acre country estate of John Tayloe III, likely named for the ancient town in West Sussex, England. The estate was bequeathed to his son Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, located at the northeast corner of 7th Street Pike (later known as Brightwood Avenue, now Georgia Avenue) and Rock Creek Church Road. In the early 1900s, the expansion of a streetcar line along Georgia Avenue to the border of Silver Spring, Maryland, made Petworth more accessible. Many of the thousands of similar brick row houses in the neighborhood were constructed by Morris Cafritz and by D.J. Dunigan Company in the 1920s–1930s. Dunigan donated the land that became the site for St. Gabriel’s Church and School next to Grant Circle.

Since 2006, the Upshur Street Art and Craft Fair has been an annual event in December. The Petworth Community Market, a farmer’s market, is held along 9th Street between Upshur and Taylor Streets weekly on Saturdays from May through October. The market features produce, local vendors, and prepared foods. The Petworth Jazz Project is a free music series of jazz performances held at Petworth Park at 8th and Taylor Streets from May through September. The two-and-a-half story Georgian Revival Petworth Neighborhood Library building opened in 1939 at the corner of Georgia Ave. NW, Kansas Ave. NW, and Upshur St. NW.[15] In addition to providing access to DC Public Library general circulation items, the library’s collection includes a Spanish Language collection, job and employment literature, and Adult Basic Education materials. In June 2009, the library underwent a two-part renovation and re-opened on February 28, 2011.

source: wikipedia.org

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Petworth is a residential neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. It is bounded to the east by the Armed Forces Retirement Home and Rock Creek Cemetery, to the west by Arkansas Avenue NW, to the south by Rock Creek Church Road NW and Spring Road NW, and to the north by Kennedy Street NW. The neighborhood is primarily residential with a mix of terraced houses and single-family homes. It is accessible via the Georgia Ave–Petworth station on the Green Line and Yellow Line of the Washington Metro. Petworth borders to two expanses of historic greenspace, Rock Creek Cemetery and President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 Bancroft Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Raymond Education Campus Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Bruce-Monroe Elementary School @ Park View Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Tubman Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A Roots Public Charter School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Lasalle-Backus Education Campus Preschool - 8th Grade Public
4 Whittier Education Campus Preschool - 8th Grade Public
4 West Education Campus Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Truesdell Education Campus Preschool - 8th Grade Public
3 Powell Bilingual Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Capital City Public Charter - Lower School Preschool - 4th Grade Public
1 Bridges Pcs Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Center City Pcs - Brightwood Preschool - 8th Grade Public
4 Sela Public Charter School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Creative Minds International Preschool - 8th Grade Public
3 E.l. Haynes Pcs Elementary School Preschool - 4th Grade Public
3 E.l. Haynes Pcs - Georgia Avenue 5th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Columbia Heights Education Campus 6th Grade - 12th Grade Public
2 Paul Pcs 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
1 Coolidge High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Roosevelt Stay High School @ Macfarland 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3 E.l. Haynes Pcs - Kansas Avenue (Pk-3, High School) 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Sacred Heart School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Bridges Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Jewish Primary Day School Of The Nation's Capital Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Roots Activity Learning Center Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Christian Family Montessori Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.
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