Historical Markers in Hillbrook, District of Columbia
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Deanwood once was farmland belonging to slave-holding families. Some of their names—Sherriff, Lowrie, and Benning--still mark local roads.
In 1833 Levi Sherriff purchased several hundred acres along Watts Branch from William Benning's . . . — — Map (db m130778) HM
Howard Dilworth Woodson (1877-1962), a Pittsburgh native, arrived in Washington in 1907 to work as a structural engineer in the Office of the Supervising Architect, U.S. Department of the Treasury. One of the first African American professionals . . . — — Map (db m187367) HM
Welcome to the Robert F. Lederer Environmental Education Center and Youth Garden. This center honors Robert F. Lederer, the Executive Vice President of the American Association of Nurserymen during the United States President Lyndon B. Johnson's . . . — — Map (db m130779) HM
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
Atop this hill are the sprawling grounds on which Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879-1961) founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in 1909. Burroughs was an outspoken advocate for women's rights, civil rights, and religious . . . — — Map (db m184992) HM