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By Richard E. Miller, October 24, 2009
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District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 1 — Main Street — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail —
Fourteenth Street has always been the business backbone of Columbia Heights. Beginning in the 1890s, electric streetcars dropped passengers at nearly every corner, attracting commerce. By 1925 storefronts occupied the blocks between Euclid and . . . — Map (db m130750) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 9 — Justice vs. Injustice — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail —
These elegant 13th Street houses were constructed when racial separation was legal and widely accepted. In 1910 the deeds for many houses across 13th Street had covenants banning “any negro or colored persons.” Those on this side . . . — Map (db m130748) 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 — 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 — 17 — Social Justice — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail —
Straight ahead is All Souls Church, Unitarian, long known for its social activism, starting with abolitionism in the 1820s and ranging through nuclear disarmament and interracial cooperation. During the segregation era, All Souls was one of the . . . — Map (db m130753) HM

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