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Washington DC, Logan Circle Heritage Trail Historical Markers

Fifteen marker walking trail highlighting history in the vicinity of Washington DC’s Logan Circle.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 2, 2017
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District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 1 of 15 — See You at the Center — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
The City's Jewish Community Center opened here in 1926. Its grand presence one mile north of the White House expressed Jewish residents' prosperity and their growing contributions to the federal city and the nation. With American Jews . . . — Map (db m110907) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 5 of 15 — “Contraband” to Community — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
The Entire Block to Your Left was once a Civil War-era camp and hospital for formerly enslaved African Americans After the Civil War broke out in 1861, thousands walked away from bondage. When some sought shelter at Fortress Monroe, . . . — Map (db m110916) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 2 of 15 — Advancing the Race — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Across the street is St. Luke's Episcopal Church, completed in 1880 by DC's first black Episcopalian congregation. Founding pastor Alexander Crummell was a prominent African American intellectual. After 20 years as a missionary in Liberia, . . . — Map (db m110912) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 3 of 15 — Automobile Row — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Etched into the corner of the building next to this sign are the names of cars and trucks sold here back when showrooms lined this stretch of 14th Street. Hurley Motor Company, which opened here in 1920, sold Milwaukee-made Nash cars and . . . — Map (db m110913) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 12 of 15 — Care for the City — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Luther Place Memorial Church has been a neighborhood fixture since 1873, when the Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church established it as a "memorial to God's goodness in delivering the land from slavery and from war." It quickly . . . — Map (db m110922) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 7 of 15 — If These Mansions Could Talk — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Over the years most of Logan Circle's Mansions experienced numerous uses and have returned to private occupancy. For example 15 Logan Circle was completed in 1877 for Lt. Cmdr. Seth Ledyard Phelps, a Civil War Veteran appointed by President . . . — Map (db m66750) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 14 of 15 — It Takes a Village — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
After the Civil Disturbances following the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, 14th Street appeared largely abandoned by day. By night, however, residents witnessed scenes of the “world's oldest . . . — Map (db m110927) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 6 of 15 — Logan Circle, Just Ahead — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Some of the City's finest Victorian Houses ring Logan Circle. While the area appears on the L'Enfant Plan of 1791, it took Alexander “Boss” Shephard's improvements to make these grand houses of the 1870s and '80s possible. Three . . . — Map (db m110917) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 11 of 15 — Striving for Equality — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
This building was the headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women from 1943 to 1966. Political activist and educator Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) founded NCNW in 1935 in her nearby apartment. She moved the organization here eight . . . — Map (db m110921) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 10 of 15 — The Artistic Life — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
The Imposing Double House to Your Left, numbers 1 and 2, was built as an investment for Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., son of the 18th president. The house would later serve as the Venezuelan Legation and then a Seventh-Day Adventist nursing home. . . . — Map (db m110920) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 13 of 15 — The Presidents' Church — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Front: Through The 1960s President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family worshipped across the street to your left at National City Christian Church. The First Family sat near the front in the pew deemed safest by their Secret Service . . . — Map (db m110925) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 15 of 15 — Treading the Boards — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
The Studio Theatre, on the corner of 14th and P Streets since 1987, anchors the Logan Circle/14th Street artistic community. The theatre, founded by director and educator Joy Zinoman and set designer Russell Metheny in 1978, originally . . . — Map (db m110926) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 9 of 15 — When Gordon Met Ella — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Ella Watson, the subject of photographer Gordon Parks's famous and pointed portrait "American Gothic, Washington, D.C.," rented rooms on this block at 1433 11th Street. Watson worked as a cleaning woman in the headquarters of the Farm Security . . . — Map (db m110919) HM

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