Anacostia in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
An East-of-the-River View
Anacostia Heritage Trail
This block is also distinguished by the work of two locally prominent architects. Lewis W. Giles, Sr. designed the two apartment buildings at 1222 U (1933) and 1218 (1940). Across the street, George T. Santmyers contributed the Georgian style row of 1233-1255 U Street in 1925 and 1926.
Like many aging DC neighborhoods, Anacostia fell into decline in the 1960s. In response to zoning changes, between 1950 and 1970 Anacostia went from a community of mostly single-family houses to one dominated by hastily built apartments and public housing projects. Urban renewal elsewhere had pushed people with few resources into Anacostia. Schools were overcrowded, city services were strained, and crime plagued many blocks. Conditions were
Though the lawsuit was dismissed, leaders pressed on. As a consequence, the city improved public services and funded rehabilitation of historic properties. In 1978 residents arranged for designation of the Anacostia Historic District, which brought attention to the unique architecture and landscape here. Zoning laws changed in the 1990s to encourage construction of rowhouses and other smaller-scale dwellings.
Erected 2013 by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 20.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Anacostia Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 51.97′ N, 76° 59.235′ W. Marker is in Anacostia, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of U Street Southeast and 13th Street Southeast, on the left when traveling west on U Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1263 U Street Southeast, Washington DC 20020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mother Churches and Their Daughters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Neighborhood Oasis (about 500 feet away); Uniontown, DC's First Suburb Booth's Escape (about 600 feet away); The Big Chair (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Big Chair (about 700 feet away); The Worlds Largest Chair (about 700 feet away); Transit and Trade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anacostia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on March 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.