Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
One of DC's Oldest Neighborhoods
Soon the Navy Yard, with its steady employment, dominated the neighborhood. At first a center of ship building, the yard shifted to weapons production and became the Naval Gun Factory. By the 1840s the grand homes of the early merchants were giving way to modest worker housing.
While Washington, DC expanded and modernized, this area, known as the Navy Yard section, saw little change. Small businesses and row houses gave the look of an aging small town. In the 1940s the city began replacing the
Erected by Canal Park, Capitol Riverfront, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, One City, District of Columbia Housing Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 52.703′ N, 77° 0.197′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of K Street Southeast and 2nd Place Southeast, on the right when traveling east on K Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 M Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Walk on the Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Insignia on M (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 909 Capitol Yards (about 500 feet away); 100M (about 500 feet away); The Collective (about 500 feet away); Homewood Suites Hotel (about 500 feet away); 200 I (about 500 feet away); 1015 Half (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.