Southwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Waterfront Industry and Commerce
In the 1840s, the Southwest Waterfront was developing into a major commercial seaport and took on an industrial character. Buildings and warehouses were constructed to accommodate coal, ice, and lumber trades, as well as slaughterhouses, bars, and restaurants. Some of the earliest proprietors included J.S. Harvey & Co., "dealers in wood, coal, and groceries," as well as L.J. Middleton's ice business.
Location. 38° 52.757′ N, 77° 1.579′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from District Square Southwest, on the right. Touch for map. On the Pier at the Southwest Wharf. 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. African-American History in Southwest (a few steps from this marker); Navigating the Potomac River (a few steps from this marker); Underground Railroad and Waterway (within shouting distance of this marker); Creating the Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War at the Southwest Waterfront (within shouting distance Long Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Urban Renewal (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.