Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John W. Harrod
April 3, 1941 - August 23, 2010
Market 5 Gallery and Kuumba Center
at Eastern Market
John Harrod directed Market 5 Gallery and the Kuumba Center after Mayor Walter E. Washington started a neighborhood arts initiative in each ward of the city. John Harrod established a facility for the comprehensive artistic expression, including poetry readings, dance performances, and theater productions, as well as a workspace for artists, musicians and theater troupes.
Market 5 Gallery served as an exhibitor of work by aspiring youth and local and international artists. The popularity of the weekend arts and crafts festivals and Sunday flea markets attracted vendors and customers from across the metropolitan area and beyond. John Harrod's work resulted in the longest surviving neighborhood art center in the city.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 38° 53.223′ N, 76° 59.791′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 7th 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. Eastern Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Meet You At the Market (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edge of the Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); At the Crossroads (approx. ¼ mile away); Ebenezer United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Little Ebenezer (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Ebenezer United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.