Leland took its name from Leland Stanford, one of the original investors in Chevy Chase. The subdivision was created by the Warren brothers in the 1920s. They built the town’s first shopping strip between Leland and Walsh and they also built a lot of bungalows." What’s in a Name? (bethesdamagazine.com)
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