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Wikipedia Description: Columbia Heights, Washington, D.C.
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Columbia Heights is a neighborhood in central Washington, D.C.
Located in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., Columbia Heights borders the neighborhoods of Shaw, Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant, Petworth, Park View, Pleasant Plains, and Le Droit Park. To the east is Howard University. The streets defining the neighborhood's boundaries are 16th Street to the west; Spring Road to the north; Georgia Avenue to the east (as can be seen by the welcome to Columbia Heights sign at the intersection of Georgia and Irving); and Florida Avenue and Barry Place to the south. It is served by an eponymous stop on the Washington Metro green and yellow lines.
Once farmland on the estate of the Holmead family (called "Pleasant Plains"), Columbia Heights was part of Washington County, District of Columbia (within the District but outside the borders of the city of Washington; the southern edge of Columbia Heights is Florida Avenue, which was originally called "Boundary Street" because it formed the northern boundary of the Federal City). Construction of Columbian College began there in 1822. The area began developing as a suburb of Washington soon after the Civil War when horse-drawn streetcars delivered residents of the neighborhood to downtown.
The northern portion of modern-day Columbia Heights (i.e., north of where Harvard Street currently lies) was, until the 1880s, a part of the village of Mount Pleasant. The southern portion still retained the name of the original Pleasant Plains estate.
In 1871, Congress passed the D.C. Organic Act, which eliminated Washington County by extending the boundaries of Washington City to be contiguous with those of the District of Columbia. Shortly afterward, in 1881–82, Senator John Sherman, author of the Sherman Antitrust Act, purchased the land north of Boundary Street between 16th Street and 10th Street, developing it as a subd ...More...
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CHEIGH_190111_04.JPG: El Dorado Gold
by Allen Uzikee Nelson
CHEIGH_190111_07.JPG: El Dorado Gold
A pre-Colombian Tolima stylized sculpture in honor of indigenous peoples of the Americas.
by Allen Uzikee Nelson
Sculpture Dedication -- February 2008
Plaque Donated by Fiesta DC
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