Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
See You at the Center
A Fitting Tribute
—Logan Circle Heritage Trail —
Housing developer Morris Cafritz, a co-founder in 1912 of the local Young Men's Hebrew Association, led a fundraising campaign to build the JCC and served as its president for eight years. The center thrived until the 1950s, when many members moved to Washington's new suburbs. In 1969 it relocated to Rockville, Maryland and sold this building to the DC Government. When later generations of Jewish Washingtonians close city living, they launched a new independent DCJCC. Cafritz' son, Calvin, helped raise funds to buy back and renovate the building, which reopened in 1996 as the Washington DCJCC.
One block north of this sign is the Church of the Holy City, the national church of the Swedenborgian denomination. Dedicated in 1896, the church was designed by Herbert Langford Warren, a Swedenborgian and founder of Harvard University's School of Architecture.
Erected 2012 by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Logan Circle Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 54.666′ N, 77° 2.186′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Street Northwest and Q Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 16th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 16th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stonesdale (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cairo (about 300 feet away); Administration Building, Carnegie Institution of Washington (about 500 feet away); Thomas Family Home (about 500 feet away); Alma Thomas Residence Charlotte Forten Grimke House (about 600 feet away); St. Luke's Episcopal Church/Alexander Crummel (about 600 feet away); The Dupont Circle area has always been (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on December 2, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1. submitted on January 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 2. submitted on December 2, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on January 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.