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Mount Vernon Square, District of Columbia Historical Markers

 
“Sweet Daddy” Grace Marker - photo on reverse image, Touch for more information
By Richard E. Miller, August 16, 2009
“Sweet Daddy” Grace Marker - photo on reverse
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 13 — “Sweet Daddy” Grace — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
Along this block is the world headquarters of the United House of Prayer for All People. Founded in 1919 in Massachusetts by Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace, the church moved its headquarters to Washington in 1926. Soon after, it . . . — Map (db m130896) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — Central Public Library — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — Mount Vernon Square
This majestic building was opened in 1903 as the Central Public Library, popularly known as the Carnegie Library because Andrew Carnegie donated funds to build it. From the start Central was open to all. Mary Church Terrell and historian John . . . — Map (db m18794) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 2 — For the Working People — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
"There is not a wrong too long endured that we are not determined to abolish." Samuel Gompers. This large office building opened in 1916 as the headquarters of the American Federation of Labor. With 2.5 million members, this union . . . — Map (db m130886) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 14 — History in a House — Midity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
If a house could talk, what tales would it tell? The private residence at 415 M Street, to your left, would tell of hundreds of Shaw residents who came here to play and worship. The house at 415 was built in the 1860s for Joseph Prather, a . . . — Map (db m130897) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 15 — On the Path — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
The wooden chapel here was completed in 1857 as a mission of the McKendree Methodist Church. Known as Fletcher Chapel, it may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Washington's Anti-Saloon League began meeting at Fletcher Chapel in . . . — Map (db m130898) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 12 — Reaching for Equality — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
For much of the 1900s, inexpensive entertainments lined much of Seventh and Ninth Streets, from D to U Streets. Vaudeville houses, pool halls, record shops and taverns made for a busy night life. And everyone went to the movies. Two small . . . — Map (db m130895) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — Remembering "the Village" — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
Two churches on Eighth Street, the Greek Orthodox Saint Sophia's and the Syrian-Greek Orthodox St. George's once anchored a thriving community here known fondly as "the Village." Homes and businesses of European-immigrant and native-born white . . . — Map (db m130902) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — Roots of Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
In 1904 members of Washington, DC's "Greek Colony" — mostly recently arrived immigrant men — held the city's first Greek Orthodox church service above a warehouse on Indiana Avenue near Seventh Street, NW. In the years that followed, . . . — Map (db m130901) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 11 — Seventh Street Develops — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
In 1864 St. Patrick’s parish opened an Immaculate Conception Church for Catholics living far from its downtown F Street home. This imposing Gothic style building was completed a decade later. Renowned actress Helen Hayes was baptized here in . . . — Map (db m130894) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 17 — The Place to Shop — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
When Northern Liberty Market opened on Mount Vernon Square in 1846, small businesses soon followed. By 1900 they catered to everyday needs and formed a bargain district in comparison to downtown's fancy department stores. Many stores were . . . — Map (db m130900) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 16 — To Market, To Market — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
After this neighborhood's original Northern Liberty Market on Mount Vernon Square was razed in 1872, a new Northern Liberty Market was built along Fifth between K and L streets. When owners decided that fresh farm products weren't drawing enough . . . — Map (db m130899) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 1 — Words and Deeds — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
Wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie donated funds to build the Beaux Arts-style building you see across the street to your left, the city’s first public library. The Central Library opened in 1903 with 12,412 books by its predecessor, the . . . — Map (db m130885) HM

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