Chevy Chase Citizens Association: March 7, 2018

The Chevy Chase Library is located at 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. (Brian Kapur/The Current/January 2017)

Adjoining our neighborhood, “Reno City” was a thriving community a century ago, heavily African American but integrated. Its disappearance in the 1920s had racial overtones. Neil Flanagan, who wrote about Reno City in The Washington City Paper, will discuss Reno’s disappearance at a public meeting this month.

Joining Flanagan will be Carl Lankowski of Historic Chevy Chase D.C., L. Paige Whitley, who is researching an African-American cemetery connected to the Reno neighborhood, and Carolyn Long of Tenleytown Historical Society. Jane Waldmann of the Tenleytown Historical Society will make introductory remarks.

The program will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on March 15, at the Reno School, which is now a part of Deal Middle School, 3815 Fort Drive NW. For reservations, contact

— Ted Gest and Nancy Montwieler