Truxton Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Baker's Dozen, Inc. Building
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
—1509 and 1511 Fourth Street, NW —
Starting in 1950, the Baker's Dozen, Inc. Youth Center operated here in two formerly derelict buildings redesigned by architect Howard H. Mackey. The youth center was the project of the Baker's Dozen social club, founded in 1944 by 13 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Early on the group turned its attention to the growing problem of juvenile delinquency. In 1964 it presented the building to Howard University, whose School of Social Work continued offering youth and family activities as well as clinical practices and research. The building reopened in 2001 as the Howard University School of Social Work Family and Community Resource and Research Center.
Cultural Tourism DC
Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office
Caption from photo:
Hand dancing at the Baker's Dozen Youth Center
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 54.606′ N, 77° 0.967′ W. Marker is in Truxton Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 4th Street Northwest north of P Street NW, on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1511 4th Street NW, Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The John T. Williams Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Prettiest Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Great Expectations (approx. ¼ mile away); Barnett Aden Gallery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home to Headliners (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Fires of 1968 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Community Anchors (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85 (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Baker's Dozen, Inc. Building. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Howard University, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 18, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.