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

Mix of Cultures

Everyday People Columbia Heights Art on Call

 
 
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By Devry Jones, January 24, 2019
1. Mix of Cultures 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 #1.

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
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By Devry Jones, January 24, 2019
2. Mix of Cultures Marker
our streets. 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° 55.249′ N, 77° 1.592′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Florida Avenue Northwest east of 11th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2301 11th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis L. Cardozo High School (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); On the Heights (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleaning Up Cowtown (approx. ¼ mile away); Teachers and Preachers
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By Devry Jones, January 24, 2019
3. Mix of Cultures Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Ed Murphy Way (approx. ¼ mile away); "We had everything we needed right here." (approx. ¼ mile away); Industrial Bank of Washington (approx. ¼ mile away); Justice vs. Injustice (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicHispanic Americans
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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