“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Bixby

Then & Now


Capitol Riverfront

The Bixby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 24, 2019
1. The Bixby Marker
Inscription.  Formerly the site of the Arthur Capper Senior Citizens Facility, the Bixby was completed in 2016 as part of the Arthur Capper Carrollsburg HOPE VI redevelopment and includes a mix of affordable and market rate apartments. The senior center originally at this location was built in 1958, closed in 1973 due to surrounding crime and vandalism, and then reopened in 1981 as a 292-unit building for low-income senior citizens. The last residents moved out in early 2007 to a newer facility in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, but the Bixby didn't break ground until 2014 when financing was in place. Developed by the DC Housing Authority, Urban Atlantic, and Forest City Washington now Brookland Properties, The Bixby spans the entire block of L Street, SE between 6th and 7th Streets and sits adjacent to a surface parking lot currently planned as an office project.
Erected 2019 by Capitol Riverfront. (Marker Number 18.)
Location. 38° 52.367′ N, 77° 0.091′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington.
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Marker can be reached from Water Street Southeast west of 4th Street Southeast, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Water 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. USDOT (here, next to this marker); The Lumber Shed (here, next to this marker); Twelve12 (here, next to this marker); Audi Field (here, next to this marker); Dock 79 (here, next to this marker); Yards Park (here, next to this marker); Nationals Park (here, next to this marker); 1221 Van (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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