Day 49

Kent / Palisades (September 29, 2019)

Today we explored the eastern part of Kent and found it just as hilly as the western part but much more interesting. We walked by large mansions and small cottages and houses built in all styles from traditional and Arts and Craft, to mid-century and modern and even some deco style houses. Parts of the neighborhood were distinctly rural, especially walking down Chain Bridge Road which is bordered on one side by Battery Kemble Park.

We also walked by Key Elementary School, named for Francis Scott Key who wrote the lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner”, the National Anthem of the United States. Fun fact: F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of “The Great Gatsby” is named after Key, a distant relative on his father’s side. Like the other schools we have seen, Key was relatively recently renovated. It currently has about 300 students.

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