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The Francis Griffith Newlands Memorial Fountain at the center of Chevy Chase Circle
|Washington, DC and Chevy Chase, MD|
| MD 185
Connecticut Avenue NW
Chevy Chase Parkway NW
Various other local roads
|Maintained by:||DDOT, MDSHA|
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Chevy Chase Circle is a traffic circle (or roundabout) straddling the border of Chevy Chase, Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, Maryland. It sits upon the convergence of Western Avenue, Grafton Street, Magnolia Parkway, Chevy Chase Parkway NW, and Connecticut Avenue (signed as Maryland Route 185 in Maryland).
The center of the Circle contains a fountain dedicated to Representative and Senator Francis Griffith Newlands of Nevada. The east and west sides of a grassy ring within the Circle's interior each contain a Garden Club of America entrance marker that denotes Connecticut Avenue's entry into the District of Columbia.
All Saints' Episcopal Church opened on Chevy Chase Circle on December 1, 1901. It was built in the Gothic style of architecture. Rev. Dr. Thomas S. Childs was its first pastor.
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, also on Chevy Chase Circle, was built in 1911. Rev. Dr. Hubert Rex Johnson was its first pastor.
The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church was canonically established in 1911. A simple, temporary church was built at that time, with construction of the present church beginning in 1925. The cornerstone was blessed by Bishop Thomas J. Shahan, rector of the Catholic University of America. The new Church opened on November 6, 1927. Archbishop Michael Joseph Curley officiated at the dedicatory service.
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