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Elder Spirit

Everyday People Columbia Heights Art on Call

 
 
Elder Spirit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, November 9, 2018
1. Elder Spirit Marker
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 #9.

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.
Elder Spirit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, November 9, 2018
2. Elder Spirit Marker
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° 56.059′ N, 77° 2.182′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Street Northwest and Meridian Place Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 16th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3505 16th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Growing Strong (within shouting distance of this marker); Avenue of Churches (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Village Life (about 700 feet away); Casualties Arriving at Mount Pleasant General Hospital, May 1864
Elder Spirit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, November 9, 2018
3. Elder Spirit Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacred Heart Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Community Builders (approx. 0.2 miles away); War and Peace (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
 
Categories. Hispanic Americans
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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