Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

African-American History in Southwest

 
 
African-American History in Southwest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
1. African-American History in Southwest Marker
Inscription.  The Southwest Waterfront’s history is closely tied to African-American history. Leading up to the Civil War many people of color—those still enslaved as well as some freed individuals—lived and worked here, and some helped build the original wharves. Later, the area’s affordable housing and labor opportunities attracted thousands of newly freed slaves, and a close knit community with many rich and storied traditions developed along the waterfront neighborhood.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 52.752′ N, 77° 1.572′ W. Marker is in Southwest Waterfront in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wharf Street Southwest and District Square Southwest, on the left when traveling north. This marker is on the District Pier at Washington Wharf in Southwest Washington. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 890 Water Street Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waterfront Industry and Commerce (a few steps from this
African-American History in Southwest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
2. African-American History in Southwest Marker
marker); Navigating the Potomac River (a few steps from this marker); Creating the Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad and Waterway (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War at the Southwest Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Urban Renewal (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Houseboats on the Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest Waterfront.
 
Washington, D.C. Cook who works in one of the seafood restaurants in the fish market district image. Click for full size.
By John Ferrell, March 1942
3. Washington, D.C. Cook who works in one of the seafood restaurants in the fish market district
Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Aug. 13, 2020