“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 Bloomingdale, District of Columbia

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1District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — Barnett Aden Gallery — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 127 Randolph Place, NW —
The Barnett Aden Gallery, which operated on the first floor of this house between 1943 and 1968, was the first privately owned black art gallery in the United States. It was founded by James Vernon Herring (1897-1969), chair of Howard University's . . . Map (db m110518) HM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 10 — Bloomingdale — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
You are standing in the heart of Bloomingdale. Noted DC developer Harry Wardman, responsible for 180 Bloomingdale houses, was one of many builders who built here between 1890 and 1910. These Victorian rowhouses were designed for . . . Map (db m130827) HM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 9 — Court Nullifies Racial Covenants — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
In the 1940s, homeowners in the 100 block of Bryant Street breached a contract when they sold their houses to African Americans. Covenants, or agreements, in their real estate deeds prohibited "the sale of the house to anyone of the Negro . . . Map (db m130828) HM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — DC and the Development of the International Bear Brotherhood Flag
In 1995, the International Bear Brotherhood flag was introduced to the world from within DC's own bear community. Today the flag is internationally recognized among this distinct culture of husky and hairy gay, bisexual and queer men. The . . . Map (db m208485) HM
5District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 11 — Dividing Line — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
This busy stretch of Rhode Island Avenue was a racial dividing line even as DC became majority African American in 1957. "African Americans were not welcome on [the north] side of the street," commented Reverend Bobby Livingston years later, . . . Map (db m130840) HM
6District 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
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7District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 14 — Great Expectations — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
Bloomingdale of the 1940s and '50s was a village of high expectations. Within a block of this sign lived four young women who grew up to be judges. Anna Diggs Taylor rose to chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Michigan. The . . . Map (db m130843) HM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 13 — Home to Headliners — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
Edward Brooke, who represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate from 1967 to 1979, was the first African American elected to the Senate in the 20th century. Brooke was born at 1938 Third Street and later lived with his family at 1730 First . . . Map (db m130842) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church — The Gate Way to Freedom
Organized 1832. 2nd Church Built 1833. Admitted to Philadelphia-Baltimore Conference, 1837. 3rd Church Built 1888. Relocated present site, 1956. Bishop Raymond Luthe Jones, Presiding Bishop, 4th Episcopal District. Dr. William B. . . . Map (db m11042) HM
10District 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 . . . Map (db m130839) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 8 — Water for the City — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
You are entering Bloomingdale. Its name recalls the estate of Navy Commander George Beale, who served in the War of 1812, and his wife Emily, the daughter of Commodore Thomas Truxton. The estate occupied the land now bounded by Florida . . . Map (db m110508) HM
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Nov. 28, 2022