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

Military Road School

1375 Missouri Avenue, NW

 

—African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —

 
Military Road School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 18, 2013
1. Military Road School Marker
Inscription. The Military Road School opened in 1864 here along what then was Military Road, an artery linking Civil War forts. The School was one of the first to open after Congress authorized public education for Washington's African Americans in 1862. Students were children of free blacks as well as formerly enslaved men and women who settled near Fort Stevens, a source of employment during the war (1861-1865). Others came from upper Northwest neighborhoods and nearby Montgomery County, Maryland. The Military Road School closed with desegregation in 1954, but its handsome "new" brick building, completed in 1911, continues as a venue for social and educational programs.
 
Erected by DC Historic Preservation Office.
 
Location. 38° 57.723′ N, 77° 1.943′ W. Marker is in Brightwood, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Missouri Avenue NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1375 Missouri Avenue NW, Washington DC 20011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. School Days (within shouting distance of this marker); An African American Enclave (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aunt Betty's Story
Military Road School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 18, 2013
2. Military Road School Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Get Down You Fool” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Build It And They Will Come (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Entrepreneurs (approx. ¼ mile away); A Streetcar Named Brightwood (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brightwood.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationWar, US Civil
 
May Day 1954 at the Military Road School image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 18, 2013
3. May Day 1954 at the Military Road School
Close-up of photo on marker
Collection of Patricia Tyson
Military Road School image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 18, 2013
4. Military Road School
L A M B image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 18, 2013
5. L A M B
Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School in the modern addition behind The Military Road School at 1375 Missouri Avenue N.W.
Architectural Detail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 18, 2013
6. Architectural Detail
Over the front door at Military Road School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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