Northeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Between Kenilworth and Anacostia Avenues, and Lee and Ord Streets, NE
—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —
Water and land embrace one another here in Eastland Gardens, adjacent Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. The Neighborhood dates to 1928 when a group of developers call Eastland Gardens Inc. bought some 150 acres of the former Benning Racetrack property and began constructing houses. Over 150 Eastland Gardens homes – Many still owned by the original families in 2010 – were designed by prominent architects including Romulus C. Archer, Jr., Lewis W. Giles, Sr., John A. Lankford, Howard Mackey, Sr., James A. Plater, James L. Turner, and Roscoe I. Vaughn. Many early residents overcame their era’s racial barriers, such as Owen Davis, who became DC’s first black police captain in 1965.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 54.216′ N, 76° 56.67′ W. Marker is in Northeast Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Lee Street Northeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4115 Lee Street Northeast, Washington DC 20019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “What Magic Has Been Wrought Here” (approx. 0.2 Designed to Compete (approx. ¼ mile away); From Gambling to Garden Apartments (approx. ¼ mile away); 100 Years of Afro-American History (approx. ¼ mile away); Shopping on Sheriff (approx. 0.4 miles away); With These Hands (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Mahan (approx. 0.7 miles away); From Gardens to Garden Apartments (approx. 0.7 miles away).
Categories. • African Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.