Columbia Heights in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Columbia Heights Art on Call
—World in the Park —
Take a minute and listen to the neighborhood.
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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.
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 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, Music • Communications • Hispanic Americans •
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.