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By Allen C. Browne, November 30, 2014
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District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 5 — “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 m130849) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 6 Logan
Built for Capt. Allen V. Reed, USN Circa 1878 Renovated 1986 by Allan Bortel & Associates — Map (db m80163) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — A Neighborhood Reborn — Logan Circle — National Mall & Memorial Parks
The Logan Circle Historic District has a rich history of change. A fashionable, exclusive neighborhood had evolved by the 1870s – home to members of Congress, such as Senator John Logan of Illinois. By the turn of the 20th century, Iowa . . . — Map (db m63401) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Administration Building, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Administration Building Carnegie Institution of Washington has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional . . . — Map (db m129560) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 2 — 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 m130848) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Alain Locke Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1326 R Street, NW
Alain Locke (1886-1954), a leading 20th-century intellectual and the nation's first black Rhodes Scholar, was a central figure in the New Negro (sometimes called the Harlem) Renaissance. Locke edited The New Negro (1925), an anthology of . . . — Map (db m110915) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 3 — 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 trucks. . . . — Map (db m110913) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Belford V. Lawson and Marjorie M. Lawson Residence — 8 Logan Circle, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington D. C.
Belford V. Lawson (1909–1985) and Marjorie M. Lawson (1912–2002) were prominent attorneys. Mr. Lawson helped win landmark civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including New Negro Alliance v. Sanitary Grocery (1938) . . . — Map (db m79362) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Bethune Museum-Archives
Mary McLeod Bethume "Council House" National Historic Site Designated October 15, 1982 by Act of Congress Born on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina, Mary McLeod Bethune was the daughter of sharecroppers. After attending Scotia Seminary in . . . — Map (db m17502) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 12 — 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 m130857) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace Residence — African American Heritage Trail – Washington DC
Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace (1881-1960) brought his United House of Prayer for All People of the Church on the Rock of the Apostolic Faith to Washington in 1927, eight years after founding the charismatic Christian denomination in . . . — Map (db m79318) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 15th and R streets, NW
The Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church has been a vital religious, educational, and social center since 1841. It was founded by John F. Cook, Sr. (ca. 1810-1855), who rose from slavery to run Union Seminary and become Washington's first black . . . — Map (db m112661) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 7 — 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 m130852) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 14 — 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 m130859) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — John Logan House — A Memorial to General and Senator John A. Logan — Champion in the Struggle to Preserve the Union and Establish Racial Justice in America
The house at #4 Logan Circle, built in 1878, was the 1880's home of Senator John A. Logan. In the Civil War, Logan's military valor helped to save the Union. In the postwar era, Logan lived here as a political leader deeply committed to achieving . . . — Map (db m113672) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — John Logan Memorial — National Mall & Memorial Parks
“We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the Nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders.” John A. Logan . . . — Map (db m53016) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church
United States Department of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church "The National Church of Zion Methodism" 14th and Corcoran Streets, NW Washington, . . . — Map (db m110914) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Logan Circle — National Mall and Memorial Parks
The Logan Circle Historic District possesses a rich history. In 1791, Pierre L'Enfant selected this elevated terrain for the intersection of two of his grand avenues. Despite its prominent location, the area failed to attract development until after . . . — Map (db m79319) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Logan Circle — In Past and Present: Mirror on American History
Pierre L'Enfant's 1791 design for the Nation's capital featured a prominent triangle formed by the "President's House" and two intersections: Pacific Circle, located to the northwest of the presidential residence, and Iowa Circle, to the northeast. . . . — Map (db m113676) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Logan Circle Cistern and BayScape — A Tool for Stormwater Management
Stormwater runoff is rainwater that flows off impervious surfaces such as rooftops, and sidewalks. Stormwater runoff causes erosion in stream beds and displaces harmful pollutants such as oil, is capturing stormwater runoff that would otherwise run . . . — Map (db m111213) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 6 — 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 m130851) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Major General George H. Thomas
(Right):Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas San Francisco, Cal. March 28, 1870 (Left):Erected by his Comrades of the Society of The Army of the Cumberland — Map (db m29457) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Major General John A. Logan
Logan — Map (db m18104) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — No Braver Man Than John Logan
In November 1860, Abraham Lincoln's election as the nation's first Republican President ignited Southern fears that the country's new balance of political power threatened the institution of slavery in America. Within months, eleven Southern . . . — Map (db m113654) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Old Korean Legation Museum — 주미 대한제 국공사관
This building used to house the first diplomatic mission of Korea (then Joseon) in the U.S. from 1889 through 1905. As such, it is a landmark that represents the cradle of the Korea-U.S. partnership. Restored to its original beauty in 2018 after 113 . . . — Map (db m127878) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Pratt House
9 Logan Circle has been designated a National Historic Landmark ——— The Preservation of the Pratt house conforms to National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior standards and is consistent with the historic . . . — Map (db m79589) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 11 — 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 m130856) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 10 — 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 m130855) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 13 — The Presidents' Church — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
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 agents. The church . . . — Map (db m130858) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — The Stonesdale
The Stonesdale Built 1904 National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m129559) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Theodore Roosevelt Worshiped Here Regularly — Grace Reformed Church
Theodore Roosevelt worshiped here regularly from 1901 to 1909 while Vice President and President of the United States. On July 1, 1902 he laid the cornerstone and on June 7, 1903 delivered an address at the dedication of this . . . — Map (db m70144) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 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 rented . . . — Map (db m130860) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Vermont Avenue Baptist Church — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1530 Vermont Avenue, NW
Vermont Avenue Baptist Church was formed in 1866 by seven formerly enslaved men and women meeting in the home of John and Amy Slaughter. They joined the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church for assistance in organizing their own church. Then, led by . . . — Map (db m54677) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — When Logan Rode The Battle Line
In the Civil War, General John Logan's gallantry earned him mythical stature among the soldiers he led in battle. The memoir of a fellow Union officer depicts Logan's unique inspirational impact: "When General Grant would ride down our . . . — Map (db m113652) HM

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