Historical Markers in Barry Farm, District of Columbia
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On Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast north of Sumner Road Southeast, on the right when traveling south.
Just beyond this sign is the edge of Barry Farm Dwellings, built during World War II for African American families. The war had caused acute housing shortages, so people divided large homes into rooming houses, took in boarders, or crammed into . . . — — Map (db m113608) HM
On Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast at Stanton Road Southeast, on the right when traveling north on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast.
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
On Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast north of Eaton Road Southeast, on the right when traveling south.
You are standing in the middle of what once was a large estate owned by James Barry. The Washington City merchant, land speculator, and councilman purchased part of the "St. Elizabeths" tract hoping to profit as the city expanded eastward.
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On Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast north of Pomeroy Road Southeast, on the right when traveling south.
The fence and wall ahead of you, on either side of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, enclose historic St. Elizabeths Hospital. The pioneering facility opened in 1855 to treat mentally ill members of the armed forces and DC residents. At a time . . . — — Map (db m100694) HM