“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Atlas District, District of Columbia

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Washington and Vicinity
      Washington (2409)  
      Montgomery County, Maryland (708)  
      Prince George's County, Maryland (602)  
      Alexandria, Virginia (345)  
      Arlington County, Virginia (416)  
      Fairfax County, Virginia (689)  
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1District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 1950 — Earl Lloyd — ULINE —
First African American to play in an NBA gameMap (db m139209) HM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 1953 — Dwight D. Eisenhower — ULINE —
President Eisenhower's First Inaugural BallMap (db m139210) HM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 1964 — The Beatles — ULINE —
First Concert in the USAMap (db m139212) HM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — A Quiet Place — Exhibit by Salvator Pirrone
100 ft x 5 ft Mylar paper, acrylic paint 2018 This installation is inspired by the work and legacy of the late conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. Informed by Bernstein's varied lyrical style and socially motivated themes, the . . . Map (db m115787) HM
5District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 15 — At the Crossroads — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
One year before Congress and the President arrived in their new capital city in 1800, Washington's Navy Yard opened at the foot of Eighth Street, two miles south of this sign. The yard soon became the city's biggest employer. In 1908 . . . Map (db m71680) HM
6District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 9 — Brickyards to Buildings — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
The Trinidad neighborhood, named for W.W. Corcoran's original estate, got its start in the 1890s after the Washington Brick Machine Company used up the clay here making bricks. With H Street filling in with houses and businesses, the company . . . Map (db m186807) HM
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7District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 19 — Cathy Hughes — Multi-Media & Radio Pioneer — Hub, Home, Heart: Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
Cathy Hughes and WOL-AM have made an indelible mark on this Washington D.C. community. In 1982, Hughes purchased a building at the corner of 4th and H Streets and found it littered with almost 200 hypodermic needles and crack pipes. The home of her . . . Map (db m111969) HM
8District 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 m186806) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 10 — Culture and Commerce — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
When the Atlas Performing Arts Center opened in 2005, it gave hope to an area still recovering from the destruction following the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968. But when K-B's Atlas movie house opened here . . . Map (db m152470) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 13 — Enterprising Families — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
The small scale and low rents of H Street's oldest buildings have lured waves of immigrant entrepreneurs since the buildings were new in the 1880s. By 1930, alongside Greek, Italian, Irish, and other immigrant-owned shops, at least 75 . . . Map (db m71690) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 17 — Get Behind the Wheel — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
Ourisman Chevrolet once occupied almost the entire north side of this block. After two years as a top-performing Chevy salesman on Connecticut Avenue, and with a $2,000 loan from his widowed mother, Benjamin Ourisman opened his own dealership . . . Map (db m71693) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — Henrietta Vinton Davis Residence — 1219 Linden Place, NE — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —
Henrietta Vinton Davis (1860-1941), a certified teacher by age 15, was the first black woman employed by the DC Recorder of Deeds. After serving there with Frederick Douglass, she went on to become an acclaimed actor and elocutionist (a . . . Map (db m187432) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — Life on H Street
[The mural depicts individuals on H Street Northeast, along with images from the past on several years:] 1905 1927 1947 1966 1987 2009Map (db m154454) HM
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14District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 12 — Mediterranean Imports — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
Maryland Avenue in the 1930s was home to immigrants from around the Mediterranean. Evelyn Kogok Hier grew up at 1328 Maryland Avenue. She remembered her next-door neighbor, the Right Reverend Ayoub (Job) Salloom, hosting after-church gatherings . . . Map (db m152471) HM
15District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 18 — Sanctuaries — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
Calvary Episcopal Church, half a block north at 820 Sixth Street, has been a community anchor since 1901. For most of its early years, the congregation, led by founding rector Reverend Franklin I.A. Bennett, met at 11th and G. In 1941 it . . . Map (db m152487) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 14 — The Changing Faces of H Street — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
The handsome church on this corner is the second to occupy this spot. The first was a small brick chapel built by John A. Douglas in 1878 for the new Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church. Soon after, it was renamed Douglas Memorial Methodist . . . Map (db m71691) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 16 — The Fires of 1968 — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
On Friday, April 5, 1968 the 600 block of H Street went up in flames. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had been assassinated a day earlier, and grief-stricken, angry men and women had taken to the streets across the city. Some took . . . Map (db m71692) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 11 — The Hub — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
The starburst intersection of five major roads marks this spot as a transportation hub for the neighborhood and the region. Shortly after Congress arrived in Washington in 1800, city leaders chose an old farm road to create a private toll . . . Map (db m71688) HM
19District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 6 — The Iceman's Arena — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
Uline Arena was built in 1941 by ice maker Mike Uline to present ice skating, hocky, basketball, and tennis. The Dutch immigrant, originally named Migiel Uihlein, had made a fortune patenting ice production equipment and selling ice from his . . . Map (db m71683) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022