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

Logan Circle

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By Allen C. Browne, November 30, 2014
1. Logan Circle Marker
Inscription. The Logan Circle Historic District possesses a rich history. In 1791, Pierre L'Enfant selected this elevated terrain for the intersection of two of his grand avenues. Despite its prominent location, the area failed to attract development until after the Civil War when influential residents, such as Senator John A. Logan of Illinois, helped create one of the city's fashionable, exclusive neighborhoods.

Known during the early 20th century as Iowa Circle, the community flourished as a the social, intellectual and artistic hub of Black Washington. In 1930, Congress officially renamed Iowa Circle, Logan Circle. The 20th century also delivered economic depression that contributed to the neighborhood's decline. In the 21st century, this vibrant historic district thrives as the city's best-preserved example of late 19th century Victorian architecture clustered around on of L'Enfant's great open spaces.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 54.576′ N, 77° 1.799′ W. Marker is in Logan Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Logan Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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By Allen C. Browne, November 30, 2014
2. Logan Circle Marker
of this marker. A Neighborhood Reborn (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Major General John A. Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); 6 Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Artistic Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Belford V. Lawson and Marjorie M. Lawson Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Pratt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); John Logan Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan Circle.
 
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Mary McLeod Bethune image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 30, 2014
3. Mary McLeod Bethune
The National Council of Negro Women founded by Mary McLeod Bethune (above), established its headquarters just south of Logan Circle in the 1940s. Other famous residents included boxer Jack Johnson, architect John Lankford, and the family of Duke Ellington.
Close-up of photo on marker
Four - Nine Logan Circle, Composite Drawing image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey
4. Four - Nine Logan Circle, Composite Drawing
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By Allen C. Browne, November 30, 2014
5. Four Logan Circle
When Senator John A. Logan (R. Ill.) lived in this house, the address was Four Iowa Circle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 2, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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