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Columbia Heights in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Everyday People

Columbia Heights Art on Call

 

—World in the Park —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 24, 2017
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Inscription.  Youth from the Latin American Youth Center–Art + Media House used cameras and microphones to explore the changing faces of Columbia Heights' people and places. Collaborating with community artists, youth researched neighborhood history, interviewed residents, and uncovered what Columbia Heights means to them today. See the neighborhood through the eyes of these youth. Then look around you and take in the face of Columbia Heights from where you stand. Celebrate the people of Columbia Heights – both longtime and newer residents, elders and the young – that add to the vitality and vibrancy of this community.

Stories on Call
Take a minute and listen to the neighborhood.
You can reach our Stories on Call by dialing: 1-800-321-2474, and then press #10.

Art on Call

Police and fire call boxes were installed throughout the capital starting in the 1860s and remained in use until 1976. Before the 911 emergency call system, two-way radios and walkie-talkies; call boxes were vital for emergency communication. Now unused, these beautiful iron structures remain part our streets.
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 24, 2017
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Art on Call is a city-wide project of Cultural Tourism DC, to transform Washington's abandoned call boxes into artistic neighborhood icons.

Art on Call is a program of Cultural Tourism DC, with support from:
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates Public Art Program,
District Department of Transportation, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning
and Economic Development.

All work produced by youth from the
Latin American Youth Center – Art + Media House
For more information visit – www.ArtMediaHouse.org

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Art on Call marker series.
 
Location. 38° 55.628′ N, 77° 2.139′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 15th Street Northwest near Columbia Road Northwest. Touch for map. On the east side of National Baptist Memorial Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 Columbia Road Northwest, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fashionable 16th Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Francis Asbury (about 400 feet away); The Trolley Arrives in Mount Pleasant (about 500 feet
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 24, 2017
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away); The Wilson Center (about 500 feet away); Social Justice (about 500 feet away); Ambassadors of Faith (about 600 feet away); Turbulence and Change (about 600 feet away); Literary Lights (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsHispanic Americans
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 24, 2017
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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