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

Francis L. Cardozo High School

1928

 
 
Francis L. Cardozo High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 25, 2009
1. Francis L. Cardozo High School Marker
Inscription.
Organized September 1928
at M Street and New York Avenue

Moved February 19, 1933
to Ninth Street and Rhode
Island Avenue, N.W.

Moved August 1950 to Thirteenth
and Clifton Street, N.W.

 
Location. 38° 55.339′ N, 77° 1.713′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Clifton Street, NW west of 11th Sttreet, NW. Touch for map. Marker is on the wall, south of the school's main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Clifton Street, NW, Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On the Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Justice vs. Injustice (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Girard Street Elites (approx. mile away); Drum and Spear Bookstore Site (approx. mile away); Merriweather Home for Children (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mary Ann Shadd Cary House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Fedora (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beyond the Basics (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Francis L. Cardozo High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 18, 2015
2. Francis L. Cardozo High School Marker

 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Cardozo Senior High School. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Francis Lewis Cardozo, the school's namesake. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. (Francis L.) Cardozo High School - Central High School. (PDF) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, 1993. (Submitted on July 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable PlacesPolitics
 
Francis L. Cardozo High School image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 25, 2009
3. Francis L. Cardozo High School
The marker is visible above the shrubbery at the corner wall, far right.
Francis L. Cardozo High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 18, 2015
4. Francis L. Cardozo High School Marker
Francis L. Cardozo High School image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 18, 2015
5. Francis L. Cardozo High School
View downtown from the "Heights" - looking south from the Cardozo marquee on Clifton Street image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 25, 2009
6. View downtown from the "Heights" - looking south from the Cardozo marquee on Clifton Street
Note that the nickname "Clerks" derives from Cardozo's heritage as the city's "business" prep school.
Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 18, 2015
7. Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus
“Home of the Clerks”
1200 Clifton Street NW
Business Training image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 18, 2015
8. Business Training
The fifty foot long, eight foot tall, three panel frieze sculpted by George Julian Zolnay over the north entrance is a unique feature of architect William Ittner's design for Central High School. The panels represent Business Training, Academic Education and Manual and Household Arts. This one represents Business Training.
Academic Education image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 18, 2015
9. Academic Education
Zolnay incorporated portraits of living individuals in the panels of the frieze. The first Principal of Central High, Emory S. Wilson is depicted in this panel as a student of history, holding a book.
Manual and Household Arts image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 18, 2015
10. Manual and Household Arts
The two figures depicting mechanical drawing are portraits of municipal architect, Snowden Ashford and William Ittner. William Dall, the builder, is depicted as a student of mechanics.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,857 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8, 9, 10. submitted on July 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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