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

Urban Renewal

 
 
Urban Renewal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 27, 2017
1. Urban Renewal Marker
Inscription.  At the beginning of the 20th century, Southwest was considered a decaying neighborhood suffering from poor housing and urban blight. In 1945, the Redevelopment Land Agency was created and its urban renewal efforts saw the displacement of approximately 1,500 businesses and 23,000 residents, ultimately leading to the construction of the Southwest Freeway, the relocation of Maine Avenue, a waterfront promenade, and parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 38° 52.763′ N, 77° 1.555′ W. Marker is in Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on District Square Southwest west of Wharf Street Southwest, on the left when traveling west. This marker is on the District Pier at DC 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. Creating the Waterfront (here, next to this marker); Houseboats on the Waterfront (a few steps from this marker); Long Bridge (a few steps from this marker); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market
Urban Renewal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 30, 2017
2. Urban Renewal Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Navigating the Potomac River (a few steps from this marker); African-American History in Southwest (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterfront Industry and Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad and Waterway (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest Waterfront.
 
Urban Renewal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 27, 2017
3. Urban Renewal Marker
Urban Renewal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 30, 2017
4. Urban Renewal
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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