Note: I am in the process of putting my commemorative markers survey in to book form. As I re-verify the addresses, I will post some observations along the way.
One of the things I hope to accomplish with my book is to get folks to visit lesser-known parts of Old Town and Parker-Gray. One of these is the lovely garden behind the Carlyle House (N. Fairfax and Cameron).
Green beauty and shady solitude lies there, but they’re not the only treat. Two large interpretive markers tell the story of Carlyle’s garden and the crescent-shaped shoreline in the town's early years.
These metal markers are unique, in that the other interpretive markers in Old Town are made of less permanent materials. This becomes a problem, as evidenced by the ones by Ford’s Landings. The wording has gotten more difficult to read.
The Carlyle House has ten markers/plaques in all (two inside). We’ll see if this holds up as the highest number for one location.