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

The Fedora

 
 
The Fedora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
1. The Fedora Marker
Inscription. In 1920, Washington D. C. was home to the largest African American Community in the country. Numerous venues in the U Street area showcased prominent musicians and politicians of the day. On this site stood the Pitts Motel and its Red Carpet Lounge. "The Pitts" was a favorite of many greats of the era, including Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, and hosted speakers such as Martin Luther King Jr. Now stands the Fedora so named for Mrs. Fedora Day Purcell, Grandmother of the last owner of the Pitts.
 
Erected 2006 by The Buzzuto Group.
 
Location. 38° 55.232′ N, 77° 2.035′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Belmont Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1451 Belmont Street, Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pitts Motor Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Buchanan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); College Hill (about 500 feet away); Mary Ann Shadd Cary House (about 500 feet away); An American Meridian (about
The Fedora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
2. The Fedora Marker
600 feet away); Meridian Hill Park (about 700 feet away); Art for the People (about 700 feet away); Visionary and Park Champion (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEntertainment
 
Duke Ellington image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
3. Duke Ellington
Ella Fitzgerald image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
4. Ella Fitzgerald
Martin Luther King Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
5. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Fedora 1451 Belmont image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
6. The Fedora 1451 Belmont
The Fedora image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
7. The Fedora
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 8, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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