Created By: ER Kendall
An extended walking tour following the callboxes in the Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Location: Ward 2, Northwest Quadrant
Despite its loud, chaotic surroundings, Sheridan-Kalorama is quiet, providing a respite for those who wander from the constantly-trodden path of Massachusetts Avenue. Due to its proximity to Embassy Row, a stretch of the avenue that houses the majority of embassies in Washington, D.C., many houses in Sheridan-Kalorama are occupied by diplomats and politicians; after leaving office, the Obamas resettled in this area. This neighborhood is where senators and modern-day socialites mingle among age-old institutions in the form of churches, schools, and families. Small parks and recreation facilities dot the area, with neighbors gathering on front stoops or at the Spanish Steps, enveloped by breezy fountains. Formality and tradition are preserved in Sheridan-Kalorama, where a nod to the past points the way to the future.