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

Lewis Jefferson

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
1. Lewis Jefferson Marker
Inscription. Lewis Jefferson, the District's first African American millionaire, owned the Independent Steamboat and Barge Company, which transported passengers to Washington Park, his Amusement park for African Americans.
 
Location. 38° 52.699′ N, 77° 1.45′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Water Street Southwest. Touch for map. The marker is embedded in the sidewalk at DC Wharf, in Southwest Washington. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pearl (within shouting distance of this marker); Thurgood Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Water Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Escape from Slavery (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Capital Yacht Club (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hogate's Rum Bun (about 300 feet away); Denvel D. Adams (about 500 feet away); Houseboats on the Waterfront (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Lewis Jefferson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
2. Lewis Jefferson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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