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By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
Jones-Haywood School of Ballet Marker
District of Columbia (Washington), 16th Street Heights — Jones-Haywood School of Ballet — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC — 1200 Delafield Place, NW —
The Jones Haywood School of Ballet was founded here by Doris W. Jones and Claire H. Haywood in 1941. Their Capitol Ballet Company, established in 1961, remained the nation's only predominantly African American, professional ballet troupe through the . . . — Map (db m65511) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 16 — Building a Better Neighborhood — Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
Across the street you can see the Marie H. Reed Community Learning Center. It opened in 1977 on the former sites of Morgan Community School and Happy Hollow Playground. Both the Adams and Morgan elementary schools became "community schools" . . . — Map (db m130703) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 4 — Life on the Park — Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
During the Civil War (1861-1865), the Union Army Carver Hospital and barracks occupied Meridian Hill. The facilities attracted African American freedom seekers looking for protection and employment. By war’s end, a Black community had put down . . . — Map (db m130705) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 14 — Rooms With a View — Roads to Diversity — Adams-Morgan Heritage Trail —
This hill, with its sweeping views of Washington and the Potomac, has tantalized visionaries since the 1800s. But few of their plans have been built. In 1873 businessman and city commissioner Thomas P. Morgan (whose name survives as part of . . . — Map (db m93415) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 6 — The Latino Community — Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
This is the heart of Washington’s Latino community. Once centered here and in nearby Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights, the community now extends throughout the region. As early as the 1910s, the Mexican, Ecuadoran, Cuban, and Spanish . . . — Map (db m130709) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), American University Park — 12 — A Spirit of Community — Top of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
Episcopalians first gathered here to worship in 1874, when St. Alban's Church, located on Wisconsin Avenue and Massachusetts, started a mission for the area. In good weather, services took place under a majestic oak tree on land donated by . . . — Map (db m130927) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), American University Park — 17 — American University — Top of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
Beyond Ward Circle to your left is the campus of American University, chartered by Congress in 1893. Methodist Bishop John Fletcher Hurst guided the university’s development as a center for training future public servants. With its schools in . . . — Map (db m130932) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), American University Park — 16 — Winning the War — Top of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
The U.S. Navy arrived across the street at 3801 Nebraska Avenue during World War II, taking the Colonial style red-brick campus of Mount Vernon Seminary for secret “essential wartime activities.” Soon more than 5,000 workers . . . — Map (db m130931) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 20 — Rose's Row — An East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
Across the intersection to your left is Rose's Row, three one-family and three two-family houses built in 1890 by local saloon-keeper William H. Rose. Rose's son Daniel designed them in the popular Italianate style and carefully crafted a . . . — Map (db m130720) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia Park — Hillsdale & Frederick Douglass
The "Freedmen's Bureau" acquired 375 acres of land that was originally a tobacco plantation from the Barry Family in the late 1800's. In 1867, the land was named Hillsdale by African Americans who came to Washington in great numbers before and . . . — Map (db m141635) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 5 — Community Caretakers — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
The elegant Romanesque portion of the Senate Square condominium complex started life in 1874 as the Little Sisters of the Poor House for the Aged. St. Aloysius Church member Ellen Sherman, wife of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, . . . — Map (db m71682) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barry Farm — Campbell African Methodist Episcopal Church — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 2562 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE —
Campbell AME, established in 1867 as Mount Zion AME, was an outgrowth of its overcrowded parent church, Allen Chapel AME, founded in 1850. When it moved to a location near the present one in 1890, Mount Zion was renamed for AME Bishop Jabez B. . . . — Map (db m33749) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 12 — Fathers and Sons — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church celebrated its first Mass in 1901 in a nearby mansion. Father Eugene Hannan, a graduate of Gonzaga High School just south of here, founded St. Martin's to serve the growing Catholic population that dated to . . . — Map (db m130841) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 7 — Separate Schools — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
The Nathaniel Gage School for white children opened here in 1904, when Washington's public school system was segregated. By the 1930s, even though LeDroit Park was an African American neighborhood, Gage remained white only. "I had to walk by the . . . — Map (db m130839) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 7 — An African American Enclave — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
Even before emancipation freed Washington's enslaved people in April 1862, a free African American community had developed here amid the European American farmers. The District of Columbia, unlike its neighbors, permitted the formerly enslaved . . . — Map (db m143796) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 5 — Army Nurse Corps Training — Former Walter Reed Army Medical Center — Walking Tour —
Until the early 20th century, the Army largely relied on untrained civilian women for temporary medical care for the sick and wounded. Shortages in medical staff set the stage for greater involvement of women in Army medical care and made a . . . — Map (db m143701) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 2 — Borden's Dream — Former Walter Reed Army Medical Center — Walking Tour —
WRAMC was named for Major Walter Reed, but it was the persistence and vision of another Army doctor, Major William Cline Borden, that led to the construction of the first prominent structures for a U.S. Army general hospital on this site. Borden . . . — Map (db m143695) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 4 — Borden's Dream Realized — Former Walter Reed Army Medical Center — Walking Tour —
While the hospital continued to emphasize clinical microscopy and bacteriology, achievements in other fields set the standards for military and civilian care in fields such as dentistry and X-ray use. The circumstances of World War I and the high . . . — Map (db m143699) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — Military Road School — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1375 Missouri Avenue, NW —
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. . . . — Map (db m115232) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 6 — School Days — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
The School Building Just Ahead of You Opened In 1912 as the Military Road School, the area's third public elementary for African Americans. For decades it was the only public school serving black children in Upper Northwest and nearby . . . — Map (db m110235) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 15 — The Rock on Brightwood Avenue — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
Across Quackenbos Street is Emory United Methodist Church. Named to honor Bishop John Emory of Maryland (1789-1835), the congregation dates from 1832. From the beginning, Emory welcomed all races but, like most Washington churches then, . . . — Map (db m147739) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — Walter Reed Army Medical Center — 1 May 1909 - 15 September 2011
Walter Reed Army Medical Center Named in honor of Major Walter Reed, pioneer in military medicine Dedicated September 26, 1977 A.D. Dedicated to Major Walter Reed, who proved the mosquito transmission of . . . — Map (db m143697) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 10 — What a Beautiful Location, Brightwood — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
In the 1930s as now, this area was a family friendly, "move-up" destination for hard-working government clerks and professionals. Like many DC neighborhoods, Brightwood had covenants prohibiting sales to certain white ethnics and African . . . — Map (db m72777) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 7 — WRAMC - Modern Era — Former Walter Reed Army Medical Center — Walking Tour —
To keep pace with the advances in medical technology and consolidate patient care in one facility, congressional funds were procured for a new modern hospital facility on the WRAMC campus in 1967. Construction of the New Hospital commenced in 1972, . . . — Map (db m143704) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Lois Mailou Jones Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1220 Quincy Street, NE —
Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998), internationally acclaimed artist and teacher, lived here from the 1950s into the 1970s. Born and educated in Boston, Jones joined the Howard University Art Department in 1930 and stayed for nearly 50 years. She began . . . — Map (db m111784) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 3519 14th Street, NE —
Economist Robert Clifton Weaver (1907-1997) was born in Washington and grew up here in Brookland. After graduating from Dunbar High School, he earned three degrees in economics from Harvard and moved into a long career in government service. Weaver . . . — Map (db m111796) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Sterling A. Brown Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1222 Kearny Street, NE —
Sterling Brown (1901-1989) was a central figure of the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and '70s. Brown's work includes Southern Road (1932), The Negro in American Fiction (1937), and . . . — Map (db m111799) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Buena Vista — 8 — Birney School — An East-of-the River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
The Handsome Italian Renaissance Building. across the street opened as James G. Birney Elementary School in 1901. Its wood-frame predecessor, the original 1889 Birney School, was the first school built with public funds for African American . . . — Map (db m100669) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Buena Vista — Nichols Avenue Elementary School/Old Birney School Site — 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —
James G. Birney Elementary School (founded 1889) was the city's first public school for African Americans in this area, then known as Hillsdale. Previously, residents organized their own schools. The Old Birney School expanded in 1901 with the . . . — Map (db m100679) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Burleith — Patriotism and Espionage
The Western High School building in Burleith, which now houses Duke Ellington High School of the Arts, was home to the school's cadets from 1897 to the 1970s. More than a high school military unit, the main object of the cadets was character . . . — Map (db m113394) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Ebenezer United Methodist Church — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 400 D Street, SE —
Ebenezer United Methodist Church is Capitol Hill’s oldest independent Black congregation. Ebenezer UMC was founded in 1827 by African Americans who left a biracial church on Capitol Hill because the White congregants practiced segregation. The new . . . — Map (db m30053) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Ebenezer United Methodist Church
The first public school for colored children of the District of Columbia. Named Little Ebenezer and located within the boundaries of the Capitol Hill Historic District. Designated a Category II Landmark by the Joint Committee on Landmarks April . . . — Map (db m116119) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Little Ebenezer
As our nation celebrated its 200th anniversary in 1976, Ebenezer United Methodist Church celebrated 138 years of service to God, humanity, country, home, and community. This model is a replica of Little Ebenezer, the frame church that stood on this . . . — Map (db m116122) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune 1875–1955 Let her works praise her. I leave you love. • I leave you hope. • I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another. • I leave you a thirst for education. • I leave you a . . . — Map (db m5505) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Catholic University — Dr. Justine Bayard Ward
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District of Columbia (Washington), Catholic University — History of the Catholic University Law School — 1895-1954
As early as 1890, Archbishop John Joseph Keane, the first rector of The Catholic University of America recognized the need for the study of law at the university to meet the demand for Catholic lawyers imbued with the true spirit of their religion . . . — Map (db m96321) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 4 — Causeway at Tregaron
In 1912, renowned country house architect, Charles Adams Platt designed several buildings on this 20 acre country estate in collaboration with landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. Initially named The Causeway for its stone bridges across . . . — Map (db m112392) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 13 — Mary Day and the Washington Ballet
Founded by Mary Day and her teacher, Lisa Gardner, in 1944, the Washington School of Ballet has grown from one studio on the first floor of this corner building into the headquarters of the Washington Ballet. The Washington Ballet is comprised of a . . . — Map (db m112378) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 9 — Rosedale
The grand, 1,000 acre Rosedale Estate which was later subdivided to form Cleveland Park, was purchased by General Uriah Forrest, an aid-de-camp of General George Washington, who built a farmhouse in 1793. Between 1920-1959, the estate was owned by . . . — Map (db m112382) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — The Highlands
The Highlands Built 1817 - 1827 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. — Map (db m120511) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Campus to Army Camps and Back Again — Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
President Monroe singed a charter in 1821 that established Columbian College on a site north of Florida Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets, Columbian College moved to Foggy Bottom in 1912 and became George Washington University, but the original . . . — Map (db m63771) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 15 — College Hill — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail —
Wayland Seminary opened in Foggy Bottom just after the Civil War to train formerly enslaved people and others as “preachers and teachers for the South” and as missionaries to evangelize Africa. In 1875 it moved here, later merging . . . — Map (db m130745) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Francis L. Cardozo High School — 1928
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. — Map (db m23651) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 8 — Girard Street Elites — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail —
The 1100 and 1200 blocks of Girard Street once were home to a “Who’s Who” of African American leaders. This and nearby “double-blocks” are the heart of John Sherman’s Columbia Heights subdivision. By placing all houses . . . — Map (db m130747) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 7 — Nob Hill — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail —
For Nearly 50 Years, this corner was home to Nob Hill Restaurant, one of the nation's first openly gay bars for-and run by-African Americans. Started in the 1950s as a private social club, Nob Hill went public in 1957. Patrons enjoyed . . . — Map (db m86014) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 10 — On the Heights — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail —
In the days of legally segregated public education (1862-1954), this school building was Central High, the gem of the School Board’s white division. But by 1949, it had few students, as the post-World War II suburban housing boom had drawn . . . — Map (db m130752) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 7 — Turbulence and Change — The '50s and '60s
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court made its historic decision in Brown vs. Board of Education to end segregation in public schools. One of the lawsuits that made up this decision involved the DC schools, and the following September, . . . — Map (db m130863) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Congress Heights — Congress Heights School — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 3100 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, SE —
The eight-room brick Congress Heights Elementary School opened in 1897 to serve the new, whites-only Congress Heights development. The iconic tower and clock were added in 1913. After public schools were desegregated in 1954, Congress Heights became . . . — Map (db m112782) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Deanwood — 100 Years of Afro-American History — By Jerome Johnson
Westernmost panel: 100 Years of Afro-American History By Jerome Johnson Sponsors D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Sign of the Times Cultural Workshop & Gallery CFC # 16414 & United Black Fund #8558 . . . — Map (db m112798) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Deanwood — 2 — A Day at the Picture Show — A Self-Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail —
The Two-Story Art Deco Style Building on your left was once the Strand Theater. Abe Lichtman, a Jewish businessman whose movie theaters catered to black patrons, opened the Strand in 1918. Lichtman also operated the Lincoln and Howard theaters . . . — Map (db m130777) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Deanwood — 5 — A Whirl on the Ferris Wheel — A Self Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail —
To your right it is the former Merritt Educational Center which operated from 1943 to 2008. However, if you were standing here in the 1920s or '30s, in its place you would have seen exuberant crowds of fashionably dressed African Americans . . . — Map (db m130780) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.3 — Asbury United Methodist Church — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"...watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen... ...teach them to your children and to their children and to their children after them." Deuteronomy 4:19 Stories . . . — Map (db m143564) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — 5850-2019 — Elizabeth Keckley — 1818 - 1907
Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907), born into slavery in Virginia, was hired out as a seamstress. With money from clients, she bought her own and her son's freedom in 1855. She gained renown as a dressmaker after moving to Washington, where First . . . — Map (db m141279) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.2 — Franklin Square — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"going into the country" This urban oasis exists because President Andrew Jackson needed water. The site of excellent springs (a rare commodity in the early city when everyone was dependent on private wells), this square was purchased . . . — Map (db m29594) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — 3 — Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schombert (based San Francisco, CA) — XOXO 2017 — steel & LEDs, Courtesy of the Artist —
Kimpton is best known for her monumental word sculptures, which she has been bringing to Burning Man since 2009. Kimpton often covers these works with laser-cut birds, a motif she uses to represent freedom from the weight of our words and thoughts. . . . — Map (db m115581) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Renwick Gallery
Renwick Gallery has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935, This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the . . . — Map (db m73812) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Walter E. Washington Memorial Arch
The Honorable Walter E. Washington (1915-2003) In Tribute to the First Modern Mayor of the District of Columbia Appointed Commissioner-Mayor, 1967-73 Elected Mayor, 1974-79 A Good Friend of The George Washington University . . . — Map (db m111547) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — "Single Form" — By Barbara Hepworth — In Tribute to Dag Hammarskjφld —
Presented to the United Nations By Jacob Blaustein This half-size bronze of the monumental abstract sculpture, which in 1964 was placed in front of the United Nations Building in New York, symbolizes the late Secretary-General's . . . — Map (db m112635) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Alma Thomas Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1530 15th Street, NW —
Alma Thomas (1891-1978), the nationally acclaimed abstract artist, lived in this house from 1907 until her death. In 1924 she became the first graduate of Howard University's Art Department — and possibly the first black woman in the country . . . — Map (db m110908) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, D.C. — 17th and M Streets, NW —
This school, completed in 1872, was one of three public elementary schools built for DC's black children just after the Civil War. Its name honors U.S. Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, who fought to abolish slavery here, pay black soldiers . . . — Map (db m8184) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Historic Kappa House — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1708 S Street, NW —
Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity was founded at Indiana University in 1911. The ten founders determined from the start that membership would be based solely on achievement. In 1949 the fraternity's Washington Alumni Chapter worked with undergraduate . . . — Map (db m93390) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 326 — Myrtilla Miner — Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), born near Brookfield, NY, was an idealistic white teacher who came to Washington to teach African Americans. In 1853, with funding from northern abolitionists, she paid $4,000 for a three-acre site at 20th and N Sts. . . . — Map (db m89607) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Dupont Circle area has always been — Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Fire Fact, Sunday February 7, 1904 Great Baltimore Fire, several DC fire companies answered Baltimore Chief's urgent telegram, "Desperate fire here. Must have help at once." DC, responding by railway flatcar, was accompanied by New York City, . . . — Map (db m112660) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Paul and Phyllis Nitze Building
To Paul Nitze, Statesman, educator and a founder of this School; For his farsighted wisdom, unfailing generosity, And leadership in teaching new generations to manage the affairs of nations; and To Phyllis Nitze, For . . . — Map (db m112674) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Thomas Family Home
Thomas Family Home Where Alma Woodsey Thomas American Artist and Teacher Resided 1907 - 1978 This House Was Listed July 28, 1987 in the National Register Of Historic Places National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m110909) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Todd Duncan Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1600 T Street, NW —
Internationally renowned baritone Todd Duncan (1903-1998) lived here from about 1935 until about 1960. Duncan originated the role of Porgy in George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess on Broadway. He later refused to perform the role at DC's . . . — Map (db m97801) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fairlawn — 16 — Education Matters — An East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
Anacostia's Ketcham School (across Good Hope Road) opened in 1908 to serve white elementary school children. For junior and senior high school, whites crossed the river until 1935, when Anacostia Junior-Senior High School opened at 16th and R . . . — Map (db m130718) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — Marion Barry, Jr. — (1936 - 2014) — "Mayor for Life" —
[Front:] Marion Barry, Jr. (1936 - 2014) "Mayor for Life" His fervor for justice, fairness, and equality led him to become a champion of the people. [Left of front:] Marion Barry, Jr., held elected . . . — Map (db m114749) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — A Bench By The Road
There is no place you or I can go, to think about or not think about, to summon the presences of, or recollect the absences of slaves; nothing that reminds us of the ones who made the journey and of those who did not make it. There is no suitable . . . — Map (db m111544) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — A Sustainable Vision — The George Washington University
[Left panel:] Vision and Mission for Sustainability at GW The George Washington University envisions a future with resource systems that are healthy and thriving for all. In efforts to enhance our campus, our nation's . . . — Map (db m115041) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Albert Einstein - The Einstein Memorial
[Panel 1:] Albert Einstein, March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955. "As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail," Albert . . . — Map (db m68433) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Alexander Ray House — 1925 F Street Club
This large free-standing townhouse was built in 1849, and is one of the few remaining houses with Greek Revival elements in the city. — Map (db m116985) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Anniversary Park — The George Washington University — Washington D.C. —
Established on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of The George Washington University by President James Monroe on February 9, 1821 in honor of all who have and all who will contribute to the continued growth and . . . — Map (db m115024) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Announcement of the Atomic Age
On this campus, January 26, 1939, Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr reported the splitting of the uranium nucleus with the release of two hundred million electron volts of energy, thus heralding the beginning of the atomic age. This announcement took place . . . — Map (db m47330) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — At GW, Being Bright Comes Naturally
Did you know that the George Washington University gets 50% of its electricity from solar energy? The Capital Partners Solar Project allows GW, GW University Hospital, and American University to source renewable energy from a solar farm . . . — Map (db m115019) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Carol Brown Goldberg
EdW, 2012 Painted Bronze 85-1/2" x 44" Gift of Anonymous Donor, 2012 George Washington University Permanent Collection, courtesy Luther W. Brady Art Gallery EdW is named in homage to the book The Hare with Amber . . . — Map (db m114963) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — David A. Clarke — 1943 - 1997
David A. Clarke was born on October 13, 1943. He grew up in the Southeast and Shaw neighborhoods of Washington attending Thompson Elementary, Jefferson High and Western High Schools. In 1965, he graduated from The George Washington University where . . . — Map (db m132457) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Edward Teller — Professor of Physics, 1935 to 1945
This plaque commemorates the seminal research of the renowned Dr. Edward Teller during his tenure at The George Washington University. By agreement with GW Professor George Gamow, President Cloyd Heck Marvin invited the Hungarian-born Teller to . . . — Map (db m47326) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Free Mandela
This call to set free the imprisoned South African leader Nelson Mandela is symbolic of our students' traditional commitment to racial justice. Inscribed during the anti-apartheid movement of the 1980's, it remained in the roadbed of the public . . . — Map (db m115179) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — George Gamow — Professor Of Physics at The George Washington University — from 1934 to 1956 —
Gamow (1904-1968) is renowned for developing the “Big Bang Theory” of the universe (1948); explaining nuclear alpha decay by quantum tunneling (1928); describing, with Edward Teller, spin-induced nuclear beta decay (1936); pioneering the . . . — Map (db m47320) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — George Washington
An authorized cast bronze by the Gorham Foundry from the original by Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) which stands in the State Capitol at Richmond, Virginia. It was purchased by The George Washington University in 1932 on the occasion of the George . . . — Map (db m47315) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — George Washington
"George Washington" is a bronze sculpture by Avard T. Fairbanks, Ph.D. (1897-1987). This bronze was donated by Sylvia West Fairbanks and David N.F. Fairbanks, M.D. and Family and was dedicated on this spot on February 16, 1993. "George . . . — Map (db m111546) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Here, at 2023 G Street, N.W., in 1912, The George Washington University
Here, at 2023 G Street, N.W., in 1912, The George Washington University relocated from its H Street, N.W., location. All administrative offices, the library and lecture halls, except for the Law and Medical Schools, were accommodated in the . . . — Map (db m116054) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — John A. Wilson, D.P.S. '92 — 1943-1993
"You are the trustees of the planet. Cherish it, love it—it is all we have." The George Washington University Commencement February 16, 1992 This park was established to honor the memory of John A. . . . — Map (db m114964) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Liberty Baptist Church
In commemoration of Liberty Baptist Church which occupied a building on this site between 1915 and 1960. Formed as an African-American congregation in 1869, the Liberty Baptist Church was originally located at 18 and E Streets, NW, before moving to . . . — Map (db m115044) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Marquis de Lafayette Hall
Dedicated in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), a hero of the American Revolution, defender of liberty, statesman, and good friend of George Washington. In 1777 the 20-year old Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, Marquis . . . — Map (db m95180) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms
This Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms is a gift to The George Washington University from the Fellows of the College Pembroke College, Oxford, was founded in 1624 by James I and two “rich citizens of Abingdon.” The . . . — Map (db m53488) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Philip S. Amsterdam Hall
This residence hall is named in honor of Philip S. Amsterdam, BA '62, Hon LLD '07 "It has given me tremendous pleasure to serve the University and watch it grow and develop over the years. My time as a GW undergraduate was a unique experience . . . — Map (db m115893) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Professors Gate
Professors Gate is dedicated to The George Washington University faculty who have guided GW students since 1821 when President James Monroe and The Congress of the United States chartered this institution. On the . . . — Map (db m111545) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Sheen Hok Gate — "Learning and Using in the Proper Way"
Dedicated in honor of the Philanthropic efforts of Louis S.C. and Alice T.H.W. Chiu, J.P. Of Hong Kong, China Recipients of The President's Medal, 2001 Founders, The Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation Serving the Elderly, Disabled, Sick, and . . . — Map (db m114966) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Union Methodist Church
• 1846, July 1 - cornerstone laid for the Union Methodist Church, founded February 13, 1846, in the Union Fire Hall, that stood on the southeastern corner of 19th and H Street, N.W. • 1862 - served as a hospital during the Civil War, and in 1863, . . . — Map (db m111949) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — "Music of the Spheres"
[Top plaque:] "Music of the Spheres" Artist: Martha Jackson Jarvis Commissioned by Fannie Mae Dedicated July 10, 2003 [Center plaque:] Fannie Mae: Van Ness Sculpture Project Martha Jackson-Jarvis The . . . — Map (db m114358) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Cultural Institutions — Forest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call
Forest Hills has two major cultural institutions in the neighborhood, the Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, and the Levine School of Music. Built in 1926, the Hillwood Museum houses the remarkable collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post in . . . — Map (db m114360) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — "Ole Jim" — Peikoff Alumni House — Gallaudet University —
Panel 1 “Ole Jim” Fondly known by Gallaudet alumni as “Ole Jim,” this building was the first Gallaudet College gymnasium. Designed by Frederick Withers and built in 1881, it was the nation’s second gymnasium . . . — Map (db m40440) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Ballard House — ("House #2")
Erected in 1867 Melville Ballard (1839-1912) Classes of 1886 (B.S.) & 1870 (M.S.) Ballard was the first undergraduate to receive a bachelor of science degree in 1866 from the National Deaf-Mute College, now Gallaudet University. He taught at . . . — Map (db m96354) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Chapel Hall — Gallaudet College
Chapel Hall Gallaudet College has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935, this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the . . . — Map (db m40459) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Cogswell and Krug Halls
[Top left plaque] Cogswell Hall dedicated to Alice Cogswell 1805-1830 First deaf pupil of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet [Top right plaque] Krug Hall dedicated to Walter J. Krug, '27 1905 . . . — Map (db m130936) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Denison House — ("House #4")
Erected in 1874-1875 James Denison (1837-1910) Denison was the first Deaf principal of the Primary Department, later known as the Kendall School, and served for almost 50 years. He and his family lived here from 1875-1909. Gift of Gallaudet . . . — Map (db m96352) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — 8 — Education for All — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
Gallaudet University is world renowned as the premier institution for higher education for deaf and hard of hearing students. It opened as the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in 1856 on land donated by . . . — Map (db m71685) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Edward Miner Gallaudet — 1837 - 1917
Founder and First President of Gallaudet College 1864 – 1910 — Map (db m40385) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Helen Fay House — ("House #3")
Erected in 1874-1875 Helen Bradshaw Fay (1881-1957) Class of 1904 (Certificate of Graduation from Normal Department) Born in Washington, D.C., Fay lived her whole life on Kendall Green. In 1907, she taught at Kendall School for 39 years. . . . — Map (db m96353) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Laurent Clerc — 1785-1869
First deaf teacher of deaf students in America Presented to our alma mater by grateful alumni to commemorate Gallaudet's move to university status on October 24, 1986. This bust is a copy of the Clerc Memorial at the American School for the . . . — Map (db m96356) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Leonard M. Elstad
Elstad Auditorium Dedicated to Leonard M. Elstad, G-'23 1899-1990 Third President of Gallaudet University 1945-1969 This plaque presented by the Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity — Map (db m98459) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Site of the Rose Cottage
On this site stood Rose Cottage, “The Cradle of Gallaudet.” Originally, it was the home of William Stickney, son-in-law of Amos Kendall. A large rose garden stood between the two men’s houses so the Stickney House, with 10 rooms, became . . . — Map (db m40432) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — The Edward Miner Gallaudet Residence — ("House #1")
Erected in 1867-1868 Edward Miner Gallaudet (1837-1917) Gallaudet became the first superintendent of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind in 1857, and in 1864, was named the first president of the National Deaf Mute . . . — Map (db m96355) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
[Inscriptions on base of the memorial statue] west face: The deaf people of the United States in grateful remembrance of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet mark the centennial of his birth with this memorial 1887 north . . . — Map (db m40386) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — A Georgetown "Cathedral"
Almost a miniature Gothic cathedral, Christ Church behind you was built in 1885. It is the third building to occupy the spot since a group of Georgetown Episcopalians founded the parish in 1817. Among the founders were Francis Scott Key, author of . . . — Map (db m113421) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — America's Oldest Catholic University
Georgetown University, founded in 1789 by Reverend John Carroll as a school for students of “Every Religious Profession,” is the oldest Catholic university in America, administered by the Jesuits since 1805. According to the 1831 . . . — Map (db m90222) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Emma V. Brown Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 3044 P Street, NW —
Emma V. Brown (1840-1902) was an accomplished poet and the first African American teacher to be employed by the DC Public Schools. Educated at Myrtilla Miner's school on N Street, NW, and at Oberlin College, native Washingtonian Brown opened a . . . — Map (db m97745) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Healing in War and Peace
Georgetown University Hospital, set atop a row of hills along Reservoir Road, promotes good health through patient care, research and education. Founded in 1898 and shaped by Georgetown's Catholic Jesuit heritage, the hospital consistently has . . . — Map (db m113906) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Healy Hall — National Historic Landmark — Georgetown University —
[Panel 1:] Healy Hall bears the name of the Reverend Patrick F. Healy, S.J. 1834-1910 the University's twenty-ninth president 1873-1882 The first Black American to hold a doctorate and the first to serve as president of a major university in . . . — Map (db m127948) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Jan Karski (n. Jan Kozielewski) (1914-2000)
Messenger of the Polish People to Their Government in Exile Messenger of the Jewish People to the World The Man Who Told of the Annihilation of the Jewish People While There Was Still Time To Stop It. Named by the State of Israel, . . . — Map (db m25069) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — John Carroll — (1735-1815)
First Archbishop of Baltimore Founder of Georgetown University By Sculptor Jerome Connor commissioned by alumni, faculty and Jesuits. To insure that this University treasure, placed here on May 4, 1912, will forever survive to greet . . . — Map (db m21962) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — La Casa Latina — Georgetown University — Center for Multicultural Equity & Access —
In 2016 La Casa Latina was established with the support of the Latinx Leadership Forum. La Casa Latina is a space for community building, identity exploration and advocacy. — Map (db m118012) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., Hall — Georgetown University — Southwest Quadrangle 2003 —
Compassionate Jesuit, gifted scholar generous friend, loyal alumnus (c' 56) distinguished 47th President of Georgetown University given by friends in loving honor — Map (db m114041) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Poulton Hall — Built 1947
The building commemorates Father Ferdinand Poulton, S.J. a founding member of the American Jesuit Community, who arrived in Maryland in 1638. The building was acquired under the College Building Program of the Federal Works Agency. North . . . — Map (db m110020) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Simplicity, Gentleness, Humility
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, straight ahead in the next block, is one of the oldest Catholic institutions in America. It was founded in 1799 by three pious ladies under the spiritual guidance of the president of Georgetown College, . . . — Map (db m112132) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — St. Mary's — Built 1956
This building is named in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and was dedicated to Our Lady of Victory. Originally built as a combined Nursing School and Nurses Dormitory. The building is home to the School of Nursing and Health Studies although it no . . . — Map (db m110854) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Stately Houses and Gardens
Hidden behind the grand houses of N Street — and many others large and small — are tranquil walled gardens with brick terraces, old shade trees, lily ponds, swimming pools, and a tennis court or two. Behind you stands the Edes Home, . . . — Map (db m113641) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Temple of Learning and Talent
The imposing classic revival building on the hill is the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, formerly Western High School. It was completed in 1898 as a "temple of learning" and was among the first public senior high schools in Washington. . . . — Map (db m112146) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — The Black House — Georgetown University — Center for Multicultural Equity & Access —
Founded 1970 by the Black Student Alliance as a gathering place for community and support. Rededicated 2013 as a continuing force for justice and equality at Georgetown for generations to come. — Map (db m118011) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — The Last Home of Stephen Bloomer Balch, D.D.
This tablet marks the last home of Stephen Bloomer Balch, D.D. An officer in the Revolution 1747-1833 To the youth under his academic guidance he gave military training and led them in active service. For fifty years he was a leader in the . . . — Map (db m97760) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Hillbrook — National Training School for Women and Girls / Nannie Helen Burroughs — African American Heritage Trail — 601 50th Street, NE —
The National Training School for Women and Girls was founded here in 1909 by Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879 - 1961). With its focus on the “three B's” — “Bible, bath and broom” — the school taught skills such as . . . — Map (db m103272) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Hillsdale — 6 — Grandpapa's Farm — An East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
Vernon Tancil grew up in Northeast D.C., but he so loved summers on his grandfather's small farm in Hillsdale that his parents let him stay on in September 1937 and attend fourth grade at Birney School. Grandpapa Horace Hansborough grew . . . — Map (db m130722) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 3 — A Voice from the South — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomington Heritage Trail —
This Circle Honors Anna Julia Haywood Cooper the educator and civil and women's rights advocate who lived in the gracious house at 201 T Street from 1916 until her death in 1964 at age 105. Born into slavery, Cooper graduated from Oberlin . . . — Map (db m130832) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — Alice Moore Dunbar [Nelson] and Paul Laurence Dunbar Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1934 Fourth Street, NW —
Alice Moore Dunbar [Nelson] (1875-1935), a budding poet and essayist, and Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), already a nationally and internationally acclaimed poet, married in 1898 and moved to this house. Mary Church Terrell, an activist and . . . — Map (db m144576) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — Anna Julia Hayward Cooper Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 201 T Street, NW —
Educator, feminist, and civil rights activist Anna Julia Hayward Cooper (1858-1964) lived here from 1916 until her death. Born in North Carolina, Cooper graduated from Oberlin College and moved to Washington in 1887 to teach Latin at the Preperatory . . . — Map (db m124921) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — Christian Fleetwood and Sara Fleetwood Residence Site — 319 U Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —
Christian Fleetwood (1840-1914) was one of 21 African Americans to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery during the 1864 Battle of Chaffin's Farm near Richmond. After the Civil War he worked for the federal government and organized . . . — Map (db m77543) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — Griffith Stadium Site — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC — 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW —
Before Howard University Hospital was built in 1975, Griffith Stadium stood here. Constructed in 1914, the stadium was one of the few public spaces that were open to everyone during the segregation era. It was home to the Homestead Grays of the . . . — Map (db m107755) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — Robert and Mary Church Terrell House
Save America's Treasures This home was the residence of Mary Church Terrell, the first African American school board member in the United States, and Robert H. Terrell, the first African American municipal judge in the District of . . . — Map (db m110498) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 5 — The University Next Door — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
Howard University's Employment, educational, and cultural opportunities have attracted and kept families in LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale for generations. Ettyce Hill Moore, a third generation Washingtonian who grew up at 128 V Street in the . . . — Map (db m113985) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 2 — Advancing the Race — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail —
Across the street is St. Luke's Episcopal Church, completed in 1880 by DC's first black Episcopalian congregation. Founding pastor Alexander Crummell was a prominent African American intellectual. After 20 years as a missionary in Liberia, . . . — Map (db m130848) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Alain Locke Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1326 R Street, NW —
Alain Locke (1886-1954), a leading 20th-century intellectual and the nation's first black Rhodes Scholar, was a central figure in the New Negro (sometimes called the Harlem) Renaissance. Locke edited The New Negro (1925), an anthology of . . . — Map (db m110915) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Bishop's Gate Condominium — 1715 15th Street, N.W.
1885-1929 Site of the Washington Hospital for Foundlings 1929-1966 St. Augustine Catholic Church constructed a complex consisting of a school, convent and chapel. Early in the 1980's the property was converted to condominiums. . . . — Map (db m140139) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 15th and R streets, NW —
The Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church has been a vital religious, educational, and social center since 1841. It was founded by John F. Cook, Sr. (ca. 1810-1855), who rose from slavery to run Union Seminary and become Washington's first black . . . — Map (db m112661) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mahaning Heights — 15 — "We're Not Forgotten" — A Self-Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail —
Formerly known as the Bladensburg Piscataway Road, Minnesota Avenue has long served as an eastern gateway into Washington. Since the original wooden Benning Road Bridge across the Anacostia River was erected nearby in 1800, countless people have . . . — Map (db m136184) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mahaning Heights — Fort Mahan — Civil War Defenses of Washington
Fort Mahan Civil War Defenses of Washington 1861-1865 Earthworks of Fort Mahan are visible; follow path at the top of the hill. [Illustration:] Fort Mahan from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drawing. - Fort . . . — Map (db m46083) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 4 — Sacred Heart Academy — Village in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail —
Set back from the Street at 1621 Park Road, to your left, is an elegant old house, once the all-girls Sacred Heart Academy. The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters of Wisconsin founded the Academy in 1905 and went on to operate it with Sacred Heart . . . — Map (db m130865) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 7 — Twenty-seven Little Flags — Village in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail —
Just like Mount Pleasant, Bancroft School is known for its ethnic and racial diversity. "at one of the spring fairs in the early 1970s, we asked people to bring native dishes, and I bought 27 little flags to mark the food," parent Gloria . . . — Map (db m130872) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 13 — “Sweet Daddy” Grace — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail —
Along this block is the world headquarters of the United House of Prayer for All People. Founded in 1919 in Massachusetts by Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace, the church moved its headquarters to Washington in 1926. Soon after, it . . . — Map (db m130896) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — Central Public Library — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — Mount Vernon Square —
This majestic building was opened in 1903 as the Central Public Library, popularly known as the Carnegie Library because Andrew Carnegie donated funds to build it. From the start Central was open to all. Mary Church Terrell and historian John . . . — Map (db m18794) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 11 — Seventh Street Develops — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail —
In 1864 St. Patrick’s parish opened an Immaculate Conception Church for Catholics living far from its downtown F Street home. This imposing Gothic style building was completed a decade later. Renowned actress Helen Hayes was baptized here in . . . — Map (db m130894) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Dudley Knox Center for Naval History — Dudley Wright Knox, Commodore, USN — 1877-1960 —
Dudley W. Knox, an 1896 graduate of the Naval Academy, had numerous tours afloat during the first twenty-five years of his career, including service in the first of the Navy's destroyers. He later played an important role in developing tactics and . . . — Map (db m52235) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Mildred Belle
Mildred Belle is an authentic Chesapeake Bay "buy boat" operated by Living Classrooms Foundation. Buy boats are an important part of. the Bay economy. They serve as "middlemen" on the bay, purchasing fish, crabs, and oysters directly from the . . . — Map (db m114111) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Naval Historical Foundation
Chartered in the District of Columbia in 1926, the primary objectives of the Naval Historical Foundation are to collect and preserve private documents, papers and artifacts of naval historical significance and to make them readily available for . . . — Map (db m52251) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Navy Department Library
The Navy Department Library was established by President Adams on 31 March 1800. On that date he wrote to the first Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddart, requesting the gathering “… of all the best writing in Dutch, Spanish, French, . . . — Map (db m51068) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Protecting Undersea Rescue and Salvage Techniques — Diving — Behind These Walls —
In 1927, the U.S. Navy established an experimental dive school at the Navy Yard. The school centralized training, allowing the consolidation of dive-related and submarine-escape research efforts—including the development of the Momsen Lung . . . — Map (db m130977) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), North Cleveland Park — 19 — Community Building Blocks — Top of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
Security and style came to Tenleytown in 1900, when Engine House No. 20 opened across from Wisconsin Avenue. No longer would fire fighters have to come all the way from Georgetown to extinguish blazes in Tenleytown's wood-frame houses. Opened . . . — Map (db m147297) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Park View — 15 — "Treat Me Refined" — Lift Every Voice — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —
The House at 3017 Sherman Avenue once was a boardinghouse for Howard University students. In 1923 a determined and talented young woman from the tiny town of Eatonville, Florida, lived here while earning an Associates Degree at Howard. In a . . . — Map (db m130759) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 5850-2019 — Alma Thomas — 1891 - 1978
Painter Alma Thomas (1891-1978) was Howard University's first fine arts graduate, in 1924, and that same year began teaching art at Shaw Junior High School. Upon retiring from Shaw in 1960, Thomas finally had time to focus on her own work. That is . . . — Map (db m141272) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Discover DC / Gallery Place / Arena
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Chinatown Arch Chinatown, centered on Seventh and H Streets . . . — Map (db m113226) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Christian Index
America's oldest existing religious newspaper was first published on this city block at 925 E Street on February 2, 1822. Founded by the legendary Baptist leader Luther Rice, the paper was originally known as The Columbian Star and utilized . . . — Map (db m28559) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — 10 — "Strike!" — Lift Every Voice — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —
Howard University has a long history of student activism for civil rights, peace, and academic reform. Students of the 1930s and '40s protested lynchings nationwide and DC businesses that snubbed African Americans. In the early 1960s . . . — Map (db m130758) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — "The Divine Nine Help Shape Black American History"
"The Divine Nine Help Shape Black American History" [Years of the "Divine Nine" historically black fraternities’ and sororities' founding shown] 1906 [Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity founded at Cornell University] 1908 [Alpha Kappa Alpha . . . — Map (db m142280) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — 13 — Along the "Nile Valley" — Lift Every Voice — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —
With its Afro-centric shops and connections to Howard University, this stretch of Georgia Avenue has been called the “Nile Valley.” Blue Nile Botanicals opened first at 2826 Georgia in 1977. Hodari Ali, a former editor of Howard’s . . . — Map (db m130761) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — 12 — Beyond the Basics — Lift Every Voice — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —
During the Civil War, thousands of once-enslaved people crowded into DC, desperate for shelter, work, and protection. Most vulnerable were orphans and children separated from their families. In 1863 the National Association for the Relief of . . . — Map (db m130762) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Centennial Year, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Commemorating the Centennial Year Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Rankin Chapel, site of the Founder's Window erected in honor of the Sixteen Pillars of AKA, January 14, 1978. Dr. Barbara A. McKinzie, Centennial International . . . — Map (db m15659) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Founders Library and Moorland-Spingarn Research Center — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 500 Howard Place, NW, Howard University Campus —
Founders Library houses wide-ranging collections, the university's museum, and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, one of the world's largest repositories dedicated to the culture and history of people of African descent. Dedicated in 1939, the . . . — Map (db m116653) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — General Oliver O. Howard
Residence of General Oliver O. Howard founder of Howard University 1869 - 1874 — Map (db m9263) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Howard Hall — African American Heritage Trail, Washington D.C. — 607 Howard Place, NW —
Howard Hall was completed in 1869 as the home of white Civil War General Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909), for whom Howard University was named. As commissioner of the Bureau of Refuges, Freedman and Abandoned Lands (Freedman's Bureau), General Howard . . . — Map (db m65707) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Howard University — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — Sixth Street and Howard Place, NW —
Howard University, one of the oldest Black colleges in the United States, was established by Congress in 1866 to educate formerly enslaved individuals. Its name honors Freedman's Bureau Commissioner General Oliver Otis Howard, a member of the white . . . — Map (db m66401) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Howard University Gallery of Art — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC — Lulu Vere Childers Hall, Howard University Campus —
The Howard University Gallery of Art was established in 1928 on the lower level of Rankin Chapel. Professor James V. Herring (1897-1969), founder of the University's Art Department, and professor and artist James A Porter (1905-1970) were its first . . . — Map (db m85112) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Kelly Miller Residence Site — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 2225 Fourth Street, NW —
Kelly Miller (1863-1939), a prominent Howard University scholar and leader, taught mathematics and sociology. He went on to serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Miller laid the groundwork for the formation of African American sociology . . . — Map (db m111801) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — 6 — Medical Care for All — "Lift Every Voice" — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —
During the Civil War (1861-1865), thousands of formerly enslaved people came to Washington in search of new lives. They needed work, education, shelter – and health care. In 1862 the U.S. government responded with Freedmen’s Hospital, . . . — Map (db m130764) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Miner Teachers College — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 2565 Georgia Avenue, NW —
Miner Teachers College, which operated here from 1914 until 1955, was the principal school training black teachers in the city for more than 70 years. Named for Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), a white educator who founded Miner Normal School in 1851, . . . — Map (db m114359) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. — Founded November 17, 1911 — Howard University, Washington, D.C. —
Front of Marker: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Founded November 17, 1911 Howard University Washington, D.C. Manhood Founder Edgar A. Love 1891 - 1974 Dedicated Nov. 16, 1975 Sampson P. . . . — Map (db m112012) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Phi Beta Sigma
In tribute to three visionary Howard University students, the Founders of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., A. Langston Taylor of Tennessee, Leonard F. Morse of Massachusetts and Charles I. Brown of Kansas, who here resolved in 1914 to establish a . . . — Map (db m112008) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Sara Winifred Brown, M.D. — The National Association of University Women — Incorporated 1924, District of Columbia —
In Recognition of Sara Winifred Brown, M.D. Her medical degree was awarded by Howard University in 1904. She served as the first female graduate trustee of Howard University, 1924-1948. In 1910, she was one of the founders of the . . . — Map (db m112010) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society D.C. Alpha Chapter Chartered in 1956 "Dedicated to excellence" — Map (db m110807) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — 9 — Teachers and Preachers — Lift Every Voice — Georgia Avenue./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —
As the Civil War was ended in 1865, most formerly enslaved African Americans arriving in the District could not read or write. The following year members of the First Congregational Society considered organizing a school to train teachers and . . . — Map (db m130765) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — 11 — The Lake So Blue — Lift Every Voice — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —
The body of water that inspired the line in Howard University’s alma mater, “far above the lake so blue stands old Howard firm and true,” is McMillan Reservoir, which opened in 1902 to supply water to the city. The reservoir and the . . . — Map (db m130766) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Presented during the 75th Anniversary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Founded January 16, 1920 Jylla Moore Foster, Grand Basileus Grace Walker Phillips, Memorial Chair July 16, 1995 Builder: M.C.M.C. Designers: Terrence Brown & . . . — Map (db m115573) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Carter G. Woodson House
Carter G. Woodson House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. — Map (db m7121) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 10 — Community Anchors — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail —
Across the intersection stands the tower of O Street Market. When the market opened in 1881, and refrigerators had not been invented, people shopped here daily for everything from live chickens to fresh tomatoes. At first the vendors were German . . . — Map (db m130893) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Immaculate Conception Catholic School — Center City Public Charter Schools - Shaw Campus —
Immaculate Conception Catholic School has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior September 23, 2003 First school built in 1864 Present school built in 1908 B. . . . — Map (db m27549) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 8 — Reading and 'Riting and 'Rithmetic — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail —
Wrapping the corner across Rhode Island Avenue is Asbury Dwellings for senior citizens. In 1901 it opened as the city's white-only McKinley Technical School, memorializing slain President William McKinley (1843-1901). In 1928 the "colored" . . . — Map (db m130845) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 7 — Safe Havens — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail —
The building across the street at 901 Rhode Island Avenue is the city's first Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) for African Americans. It honors Phyllis Wheatley (1753-1784), considered America's first published black author. The . . . — Map (db m143566) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 6 — Working for the Race — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail —
Carter G. Woodson, The Father of Black History, worked and lived at 1538 Ninth Street from 1912 until 1950. The son of formerly enslaved people. Woodson received a Ph.D. from Harvard, and became an acclaimed scholar, educator, and advocate. He . . . — Map (db m130890) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 8 — Educational Institutions — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project —
Educational institutions are part of Sheridan-Kalorama's history. Across the street is Our Lady Queen of the Americas Catholic Church. Built in 1904, it housed St. Rose's Industrial School, where orphaned girls were taught home economics. Later St. . . . — Map (db m112608) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 3 — The Arts in Sheridan-Kalorama — Sheriden Kalorama Call Box Restoration Project
Writers, sculptors, painters, and collectors made Sheridan-Kalorama their home: best-selling mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart at 2419 Massachusetts; classicist Edith Hamilton at 2448 Massachusetts; poet/novelist Elinor Wylie at 2153 Florida; . . . — Map (db m99362) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Milford School Bell
Dedicated November 13, 1989 as an enduring symbol of The United States Department of Education's goal to educate every American to His or her fullest potential George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the United States of America Lauro . . . — Map (db m115930) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Sarah P. Duke Gardens — Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Sarah P. Duke Gardens creates and nurtures an environment in the heart of Duke University for learning, inspiration, and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture and community engagement. The 55-acre garden was first planted in 1934 as a garden . . . — Map (db m134245) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — 7 — Equality in Public Education — River Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail —
Jefferson Junior High School was built in 1940 after area residents persuaded the city to abandon the original dilapidated building. They hoped the new structure, which included a branch library, would be the beginning of section-wide . . . — Map (db m130908) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — 13 — Military Education at Fort McNair — River Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail —
Fort Leslie J. McNair, to your right, honors the commander, Army Ground Forces during World War II who died in battle. It is the U.S. Army’s third oldest installation (after West Point and Carlisle Barracks). The fort dates back to 1791. . . . — Map (db m130912) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — 2 — New Town in the City — River Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail —
All that surrounds this sign resulted from the nation's first urban renewal project. To your left is Arena Stage, a leader in the resident company theater movement. Founded as an innovative theater-in-the-round in an old downtown movie theater . . . — Map (db m133833) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — Thurgood Marshall
"The legal-system can force open doors, and sometimes even knock down walls, but it cannot build bridges. That job belongs to you and me. The country can't do it. Afro and white, rich and poor, educated and illiterate, our fates are bound . . . — Map (db m147019) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — William Syphax Public School
William Syphax Public School, built in 1902 to serve African American children under the city's then-segregated school system, honored the first president of the Board of Trustees of the DC Colored Schools. The original building was designed in . . . — Map (db m136836) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Battelle Memorial Building
"We dedicate this building to the students of American University who here will discover an increasing fountain of knowledge and to that great body of students who in future days will here assemble." (From a "Ritual of Dedication" . . . — Map (db m117837) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Birthplace of the Army Chemical Corps
Soon after the United States entered the First World War in 1917, the American University’s offer of its campus and buildings for war work was accepted. The permanent buildings and part of campus were turned over to the Bureau of Mines on July 6, . . . — Map (db m34014) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — John Fletcher Hurst
"It is highly proper that our group of noble edifices should begin with the College of History. This science takes the first place...in the development of a great educational scheme—a modern, a complete, and an American University." . . . — Map (db m117832) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — John Wesley
John Wesley, founder under God of World Methodism, being an exact copy of the statue standing in the forecourt of Wesley’s Chapel, Bristol, England, presented by the Right Hon. the Lord Rank on behalf of the Methodist Church, Great Britain, to the . . . — Map (db m17871) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Korean Cherry Trees
These trees uniquely named recognize their origins. Originally planted at this site April 8, 1943 by Sungman Rhee, independence leader and first Korean President and American University President Dr. Paul P. Douglass, as a living symbol to the . . . — Map (db m117905) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Mary Eliza Graydon
"I prefer to put the money into brains rather than stone and mortar." Mary Eliza Graydon (d. 1926) was The American University's most generous early benefactor. A devout Methodist, she was inspired by Bishop Hurst's plan for a Methodist . . . — Map (db m117834) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — School of International Service
". . .the waging of peace demands the best we have, the best young men and women that we can find to put in this great effort which must go on around the world all the time." (President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the ground-breaking . . . — Map (db m117828) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cook Telescope
Become an astronomer with your visit to the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory and its Cook Memorial Telescope. Harvard University purchased the telescope from Boller & Chivens in 1966 for its Oak Ridge Observatory. The telescope was used to . . . — Map (db m111404) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Joseph Henry
This statue of the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution was made in 1881 by the American sculptor William Wetmore Storey, then working in Rome. Unveiled April 19, 1883. — Map (db m213) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Live Oaks: A Gathering Place
Welcome to the Reading Grove This space provides a place to meet, rest, read, and reflect. Live oaks have long harbored gatherings, from religious services and classes to community celebrations. Witness Trees Trees that were . . . — Map (db m143315) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Original Smithsonian Institution Building
Erected 1847-57. Designed by James Renwick, Jr. in twelfth century Romanesque style for the first offices, research laboratories, exhibits, collections, and lectures of the Smithsonian Institution. Dedicated to the increase and diffusion of . . . — Map (db m46413) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Phoebe Waterman Haas — Public Observatory
This observatory is named to celebrate the spirit of Emma Phoebe Waterman Haas. In 1913 she became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley. She was the first woman to perform original research with a . . . — Map (db m114106) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Spencer Fullerton Baird — 1823 - 1887
Second Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Pioneer in American Natural History [on reverse of statue:] ("Opus, Baskin, 1976") — Map (db m46418) HM

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