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SHAW_200417_25.JPG: Blanche K. Bruce House
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
SHAW_200509_033.JPG: Kennedy Recreation Center
All DPR Facilities, including Recreation Centers, Aquatic Centers, and Playgrounds, as well as Gated Parks and Athletic Fields ARE CLOSED.
SHAW_200509_038.JPG: Viruses don't discriminate and neither should we.
SHAW_200509_041.JPG: Monday, March 16 - Tuesday, March 31, 2020
This Facility is Closed
SHAW_200509_044.JPG: Kennedy Recreation Center
SHAW_200509_072.JPG: #LoveShaw #Shawsome
Barbers are only accepting clients by appointment only!
No more than 10 persons inside the shop at one time!
Restrooms are only for clients getting serviced!
SHAW_200509_083.JPG: Bread for the City
SHAW_200509_091.JPG: Keep Calm and Avoid Coronavirus Scams
SHAW_200509_109.JPG: We are open!
During this time of uncertainty, it is a privilege to still be here for you. This cafe will be open everyday for carry-out. As we continually clean and sanitize our cafes, please be mindful to keep a safe distance between yourself and others.
Thank you for your understanding about our reduced hours. We look forward to serving you Real Good Coffee and appreciate you all. <3
SHAW_200509_112.JPG: The Passenger
God Save the District
SHAW_200509_146.JPG: Asbury Dwelling
SHAW_200509_187.JPG: Not sure if any of these guys have masks on.
SHAW_200509_193.JPG: African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
Dunbar Theater/Southern Aid Society
1901-1903 Seventh Street, NW
The Southern Aid Society, one of the nation's oldest black insurance companies, opened this building as its headquarters in 1921. At the street level it housed the Dunbar Theatre, a popular movie house owned by the Murray family. Offices occupied the second floor, and apartments the third. The building's architect, Isaiah T. Hatton, graduated from M Street High School in 1905, then studied steam engineering and worked as a draftsman in the office of architect William Sidney Pittman. Hatton also designed the Whitelaw Hotel (1839 13th Street, NW), the Industrial Savings Bank (12th and U streets), the Murray Palace Casino (918 U Street), and a number of churches and private residences.
SHAW_200509_207.JPG: Chuck Brown Way
[Weirdly, the first two characters are just decoration. It stands for HFA -- Housing Finance Agency]
SHAW_200809_008.JPG: Seventh Street Savings Bank
SHAW_200809_013.JPG: Black Lives Matter
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
SHAW_200809_055.JPG: Phyllis Wheatley
A Proud Legacy of Providing a Safe Haven for Women in Washington DC
SHAW_200809_061.JPG: African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
Phyllis Wheatley YWCA
901 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
This was the city's first Young Women's Christian Association and the nation's only independent Black YWCA. It was organized in Southwest Washington as the Colored YWCA in 1905 by members of the Book Lovers Club, a Black women's literary group led by Rosetta Lawson, one of the co-founders of Frelinghuysen University. The founders sought to provide affordable housing and services to African American women and girls flocking to the city to seek employment. In 1920, after a number of moves, the YWCA opened here. The group changed its name to honor Phillis [sic] Wheatley (ca. 1755-1784), considered the first published African American poet.
SHAW_200809_071.JPG: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly
SHAW_200809_108.JPG: Shiloh Remembers
SHAW_200809_113.JPG: Shiloh Baptist Church
We are closed (until May 15).
Please forgive any inconvenience.
[This photo was taken August 9.]
SHAW_200809_131.JPG: Shiloh Baptist Church
(of Washington DC)
Dedication -- March 22, 1998
The Reverend Dr. Wallace Charles Smith, Pastor
SHAW_200809_140.JPG: Shiloh Baptist Church
(of Washington DC)
Organized year 1863
Reconstructed Year ...
SHAW_200809_163.JPG: For lease
SHAW_200809_179.JPG: I've been curious what the street seam is for.
SHAW_200809_195.JPG: Modern Liquors was one of the only places here that was boarded up. Liquor stores continued to be hit hard by looters.
Wikipedia Description: Shaw, Washington, D.C.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shaw is a neighborhood in Northwest, Washington, D.C. It is roughly bounded by M Street NW to the south; New Jersey Avenue NW to the east; Florida Avenue NW to the north; and 11th Street NW to the west--although there is a westward panhandle that extends to 16th Street between S Street and Florida Avenue. Shaw once included the areas of smaller neighborhoods, such as Logan Circle and Truxton Circle, but in recent years those neighborhoods have grown into their own and become separate from Shaw.
Shaw grew out of freed slave encampments in the rural outskirts of Washington City. It was named after Civil War Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the commander of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
Shaw thrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as the pre-Harlem center of African-American intellectual and cultural life. Howard Theological Seminary received its first matriculates in 1866; by 1925, Professor Alain Locke was advancing the idea of "The New Negro," and Langston Hughes was descending from Le Droit Park to hear the "sad songs" of 7th Street. The most famous Shaw native to emerge from this period—sometimes called the Black Renaissance of DC—was Duke Ellington.
Following the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968, riots erupted in many D.C. neighborhoods, including Shaw, Columbia Heights, and the H Street NE Corridor. The 1968 Washington, D.C. riots marked the beginning of a decline in population and development that would condemn much of the inner city to a generation of economic decay.
Shaw, like Logan Circle, is a mostly residential neighborhood of 19th century Victorian row houses. The allure of these houses, Shaw's central location, and the booming D.C. housing market have begun to transform Shaw through gentrification. According to Census records from 1970, 92% of Shaw's residents were black; in 2000, 56% were black . Shaw's notable place in African American history has made the recent influx of affluent professionals particularly controversial.
Infrastructure and landmarks:
Shaw is served by the Mt. Vernon Square Metro, Shaw/Howard Univ and U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Green Line Metro stations.
Shaw's landmarks include Ben's Chili Bowl, the Lincoln Theatre, and the north portion of the Washington Convention Center.
"Little Ethiopia" controversy:
Since around 2001, a number of Ethiopian restaurants and retail businesses have either opened or moved from nearby Adams Morgan into Shaw, settling in particular on the once desolate block of 9th Street NW between U and T Streets. This influx of Ethiopians has revitalized the corridor, prompting members of that enterprising community to lobby the city to officially designate the block as "Little Ethiopia." Shaw residents, however, have loudly expressed opposition to the proposal, feeling that such a designation would unfairly isolate that area from the historically African American Shaw. As of 2006, there has been no resolution to the conflict.
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