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U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments

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Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 24, 2015
1. Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments Marker
Inscription.  In 2009, the Residents Association of the Campbell Heights Apartments was given the opportunity to preserve their community by exercising their District of Columbia Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act rights. Jair Lynch Development Partners created a groundbreaking partnership with the Residents Association that allowed them to control their destiny and the new Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments community was born. Named by the residents in honor of the famed African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, the new community is the result of the substantial renovation of the existing building and its long-term preservation as affordable senior housing. The community stands as a testament to the vision, perseverance and partnership of the Residents Association and Jair Lynch Development Partners.
 
Erected 2012 by Paul Laurence Dunbar Residents Association; Jair Lynch Development Partners.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans.
 
Location. 38° 55.048′ N, 77° 2.061′ W. Marker
Wide view of Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2015
2. Wide view of Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments Marker
The marker is on the left of the entrance to the apartments.
is in U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on 15th Street Northwest north of U Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2001 15th 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. A Shared Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Living Mural: Paul Laurence Dunbar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church (about 300 feet away); Meridian Hill Park (about 500 feet away); A Prestige Address (about 600 feet away); Riots to Renaissance (about 600 feet away); Strong Families and Eminent Citizens (about 700 feet away); This is part of the Shaw neighborhood (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
 
Paul Laurence Dunbar image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Paul Laurence Dunbar
from Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson et al., Paul Laurence Dunbar, Poet Laureate of the Negro Race, 1914.
Mural at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 9, 2018
4. Mural at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on March 12, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 10, 2020