Columbia Heights in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Wilson Center
And in grateful memory of one of his servants
This building devoted to Christian education
Is named for
President of Princeton University 1902 — 1910
Governor of the state of New Jersey 1911 — 1913
President of the United States of America 1913 — 1921
Founder of the League of Nations
An Elder in the Presbyterian Church
A member of this congregation 1913 — 1924
Location. 38° 55.715′ N, 77° 2.123′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Irving Street NW when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1470 Irving Street Northwest, Washington DC 20010, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upheaval and Activism (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fashionable 16th Street (about 500 feet away); Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Social Justice (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ambassadors of Faith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Sacred Heart Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Polish-U.S. Diplomatic Relations (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
Regarding The Wilson Center. “In the mid 1970s, the Wilson Center, now a charter school where 15th Street meets 16th, became a hub of Latino community organizing. The centerís name honors President Woodrow Wilson, who worshiped there when it was Central Presbyterian Church. ”
-- Village in the City Mount Pleasant Trail Booklet.
“Since its opening in the '80s, the Wilson Center has been one of the major hubs of the punk movement showcasing bands such as the Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SOA, and Fugazi.” — One last dance at the Wilson Center by Andrew Phillips, The GW Hatchet, November 1, 2001.
Today the Wilson Center is the Barbara Chambers Children's Center.
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