MARY ANNE, a Washington area resident since 1972, is a former travel writer who’s convinced that the nation’s capital is the most fascinating city she’s ever covered. An avid architecture and history buff, she blends knowledge of the two fields in all of her Washington Walks, as well as those she leads in her own neighborhood of Chevy Chase, MD, one of the nation’s first streetcar suburbs. She produced an award-winning television documentary about Chevy Chase after she retired from a 30-year career in corporate communications. Since then, she has been a docent at the National Building Museum and the Christian Heurich House Museum. Mary Anne still remembers her first visit to a national park at age six – the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where she and her sisters proudly posed with an equally proud Cherokee Indian chieftan.
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