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

Urban Renewal

 
 
Urban Renewal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 27, 2017
1. Urban Renewal Marker
Inscription. At the beginning of the 20th century, Southwest was considered a decaying neighborhood suffering from poor housing and urban blight. In 1945, the Redevelopment Land Agency was created and its urban renewal efforts saw the displacement of approximately 1,500 businesses and 23,000 residents, ultimately leading to the construction of the Southwest Freeway, the relocation of Maine Avenue, a waterfront promenade, and parks.
 
Location. 38° 52.767′ N, 77° 1.552′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Wharf Street Southwest. Touch for map. This marker is on the District Pier 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. Houseboats on the Waterfront (here, next to this marker); Long Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Creating the Waterfront (a few steps from this marker); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market (a few steps from this marker); African-American History in Southwest (within shouting distance of this marker); "a magnificent waterfront entranceway..."
Urban Renewal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 30, 2017
2. Urban Renewal Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad and Waterway (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War at the Southwest Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Urban Renewal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 27, 2017
3. Urban Renewal Marker
Urban Renewal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 30, 2017
4. Urban Renewal
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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