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Dedicated in Honor of Claven Wood

 
 
Dedicated in Honor of Claven Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 5, 2019
1. Dedicated in Honor of Claven Wood Marker
Inscription.  In the aftermath of the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, following the burning and destruction, Claven Wood purchased and restored 1351 U Street.

During the restoration, Mr. Wood made the decision to preserve a small portion of the neighboring Republic Theater, a historic venue from U Street's Black Broadway era.

He owned and operated Wood's Auto Repair, between 1982-2002.

Since retiring, Mr. Wood has continued to provided local entrepreneurs with opportunities to realize their dreams on U Street.
 
Location. 38° 55.024′ N, 77° 1.868′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on U Street Northwest just east of 14th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1351 U Street Northwest, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" (a few steps from this marker); "Old Man River" (a few steps from this marker); "No More Auction Block For Me" (a few steps from this marker);
1351 U Street Northwest image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 5, 2019
2. 1351 U Street Northwest
"Wade in the Water" (a few steps from this marker); "Stand By Me" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Othello" (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Broadway (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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