Deanwood in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Day at the Picture Show
A Self-Reliant People
—Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail —
At the 600-seat Strand, adults initially paid 15 cents and children paid 10 for first-run movies on Saturday afternoons. The Strand building also housed a pool room, dance hall, pharmacy, and doctor's office.
From 1972 until 2008, the original H.D. Woodson Senior High School stood about a block to your right. Far Northeast's only high school was an innovative, nine-story academic vocational school intended to inspire its community. Instead, over time diminishing city funding, lack of maintenance, and design flaws led to its deterioration, demolition and replacement.
The school's name, though, reflected its community's aspirations. Howard Dilworth Woodson (1876 - 1962) was a Deanwood leader and one of a handful of black licensed architectural engineers in the District. He spent 36 years designing government buildings throughout the United States as well as hundreds of private structures in DC. Locally he designed Union Station's roof, the Metropolitan Baptist and Vermont Avenue Baptist churches, and houses along 49th
Erected by The Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail. (Marker Number 2 of 15.)
Location. 38° 53.89′ N, 76° 55.549′ W. Marker is in Deanwood, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast and Division Avenue Northeast, on the left when traveling north on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5131 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast, Washington DC 20019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Training School for Women and Girls/ Nannie Helen Burroughs (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Whirl on the Ferris Wheel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 9 (approx. 0.4 miles away); With These Hands (approx. half a mile away); In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II Designed to Compete (approx. 0.8 miles away); Misery (approx. 0.9 miles away in Maryland); “What Magic Has Been Wrought Here” (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deanwood.
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