Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Commerce and Community
Tour of Duty
—Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
The street’s small gable-roofed buildings probably pre-date Sousa’s era, while the larger buildings were erected during a post-Civil War building boom. In 1877 Adam DeMoll contributed the two- story brick building on the northeast corner of Eighth and E. Here he, and later his son Theodore, operated a drug store. The family lived upstairs.
At 525 Eighth Street is one of a string of pubs built by Albert Carry and designed by Clement Didden. Carry came to Washington from Germany in 1887, helped found the National Capital Bank of Washington (1889), and built the National Capital Brewing Company (1890). When Prohibition became law in 1917, the brewery became an ice cream factory. Eventually Carry sold it to concentrate on real estate and banking. Carry’s daughter Marie married Didden’s son George, uniting the two entrepreneurial families.
The Harmony Lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows, dedicated to fraternity and good works, built the street’s grandest structure here at 516 Eighth in 1878. The lodge held its meetings upstairs until
Erected 2004 by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 3 of 16.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Barracks Row Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 52.95′ N, 76° 59.7′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street, SE and E Street, on the right when traveling north on 8th Street, SE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Healing the Wounded (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Neighborhood For Everyone (about 400 feet away); Oldest Post of the Corps (about 500 feet away); At the Crossroads (about 500 feet away); The Old Naval Hospital (about 600 feet away); Edge of the Row (about 600 feet away); John Philip Sousa (about 700 feet away); In the Alley (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
— Submitted April 29, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.
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