Celebrating 100 Years!

Join your Huntington Terrace neighbors for a block party to celebrate our centennial.

Date: October 10 (Raindate October 17)
Time: 4 – 7 pm
Location: Lower Lincoln Street

Hotdogs, hamburgers (provided by The Bethesda Community Store), and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Bring a side dish to share.

Also:

  • A monster truck called The Illuminator will be on display
  • Huntington Terrace tee-shirts will be on sale
  • Jazz music will be played by some of our own neighbors
  • A moonbounce for the younger Huntington Terrace residents

Huntington Terrace’s Centennial Celebration

Showcase of Homes and Gardens

Sunday June 13 from 2-5pm

Huntington Terrace Homes
Huntington Terrace Homes courtesy of K. Deans
  • A unique variety of homes and gardens on a self-guided neighborhood tour.
  • Open to Huntington Terrace residents and their guests $20 per adult, $10 per spouse, children free with parent.
  • Proceeds to benefit the HTCA legal fund.
  • Tickets sold on June 13 from 1:30pm-4pm at the corner of Lincoln and Garfield Streets.

Questions? Contact Diana Chimes (301) 493-5570 or Amy Shiman (301) 803-7038

Huntington Terrace Celebrates its Centennial in 2010

Huntington Terrace Logo

Established as a residential subdivision in 1910, Huntington Terrace will celebrate its centennial in 2010, and we are planning several festive events in acknowledgment. In February we kicked off our 100 years with a service project: a blood drive at NIH. We hope to provide 100 donations, one for each year of Huntington Terrace’s history. Look for yard signs and car magnets! Donations will be accepted through March. Our centennial-issue neighborhood directory will be distributed soon, and will list resident names, their addresses, phone numbers and email contacts. We are also planning a centennial party in summer 2010, showcasing local musical talent.

Our tree-lined neighborhood of single-family homes has a compact grid of narrow streets, modest front yards, and many sidewalks, all of which promote a sense of cohesiveness, safety and community. The 300 houses in Huntington Terrace offer a diversity of architectural styles including colonial, Cape Cod, ranch, Arts-and-Crafts, contemporary, neo-traditional, and even a log cabin originally built in1894. Many homes date to the 1910’s-1940’s. Unique for a suburb, Huntington Terrace appeals to a variety of residents because home prices range from the $600,000 to over $1,900,000. These housing options, along with strong neighborly ties and active civic engagement, attract people to Huntington Terrace. Many stay for decades!

Huntington Terrace is pedestrian-oriented. In fact, some houses lack driveways or garages. Many residents walk or cycle to work at National Institutes of Health or Navy Medical Center (just east) or to downtown Bethesda (one mile south). Metro stops are located in both of these employment centers, and bus stops line Old Georgetown Road, our eastern border. Children walk a few blocks to Bradley Hills Elementary School, and then matriculate to top-ranked Pyle Middle School and Whitman High School, just 1 and 1 ½ miles away. Situated inside-the-Beltway, Huntington Terrace offers the amenities of nearby downtown Bethesda with its outstanding restaurants, retail, and cultural amenities, along with the benefits of a mature residential neighborhood such as excellent schools, well-tended properties and engaged neighbors.

Social and recreational ties are strengthened at the nearby Bradley Park, which offers soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, a butterfly garden, and numerous jungle gyms. Further, Huntington Terrace Citizens’ Association, founded in 1937, hosts quarterly meetings, and its own newspaper, email list and “exchange”. In fact, our email network helped a newly-relocated teacher find a house-share this past fall. In addition, during the winter storms of 2009-2010 our network helped neighbors to connect with 4-wheel drive owners and receive transportation. We hold a variety of social events each year including a July 4 Parade, Gardening Day at its “Triangle Park” (featuring native plantings), a Halloween celebration, and a Jazz Fest. Respectful of its heritage, yet embracing the future, Huntington Terrace is a wonderful, traditional community looking forward to another 100 years!

[logo designed by HT resident, Anthony Clayman]

Huntington Terrace Triangle Beautification Earth Day Event

HTCA heard the County’s call for volunteers for Earth Day, so we’re sponsoring a local environmental project at our neighborhood’s own Triangle Garden. Save the date for SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH AT 9:00 AM, to meet at Roosevelt and Garfield Streets.

Our Triangle Garden/Earth Day Project will focus on installing a sustainable, native plant garden, composed of native plants that are low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, and attractive to birds, butterflies and bees. We’ll also spruce up the existing plantings at the Triangle garden as well. For those of you interested in the value of native plantings that attract wildlife (including bees), check out http://www.sciam.com/report.cfm?id=buzz-on-bees for further information.

To help plant, donate cash, or provide supplies or refreshments, please sign up with Triangle Garden Coordinator, Terese Bernstein (at tfbernstein@gmail.com, or at 301-775-1512).

Please bring your own tools and gloves. Community Service hours are available for Pyle and Whitman student volunteers. If it rains, we’ll contact all signed-up volunteers with the rain date.

If you prefer to send a garden donation with your dues, please let HTCA’s Treasurer know how much to be set aside for garden purposes. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.
Look forward to seeing everyone for our Earth Day event on the 18th!!

Huntington Terrace Community Association Triangle at Roosevelt & Garfield Streets (Spring 2009 -proposed) Native Habitat Garden
Plant selection
A -Aronia arbutifolia-Red chokeberry
B -Asternovae-angllae-New England Aster
C -Chionanthus virginicus -Fringetree
0-Groundcover
E-Muhlenbergia capillaris-Pink Muhly Grass
F-Heliopsis helianthoides-False Sunflower
G-Ceanothus americanus-New Jersey Tea
H-Asclepias tuberosa-Butterfly weed

Habitat value
Nectar and food source for birds &insects Attractive to birds, bees & insects Pollution tolerant and loved by birds Spring ephemerals & perennials Excellent grass for nesting & seeds Pollen I nectar source for bees & insects Attracts hummingbirds &butterflies Larval host for Monarch butterflies-with long-lasting summer blossoms
Avg. 300 SF -Full Sun

Layout of the proposed garden
Layout of the proposed garden

[ 3/25/09 ] Terese Bernstein http://www.ANewLeafDesign.com