Griffith Stadium Site

Griffith Stadium Site (HM1LE5)

Location: Washington, DC 20001
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.047', W 77° 1.305'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC

— 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW —

Before Howard University Hospital was built in 1975, Griffith Stadium stood here. Constructed in 1914, the stadium was one of the few public spaces that were open to everyone during the segregation era. It was home to the Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues, as well as the Washington Senators, the white American League baseball team, and the pre-integration Washington Redskins. The annual Thanksgiving Day Howard-­Lincoln game was a favorite event. Cadet corps drill competitions between Armstrong and Dunbar high schools drew enormous crowds. Evangelists held large baptisms in the stadium. And many young boys, including Duke Ellington, sold peanuts there in the summer.
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HM NumberHM1LE5
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Placed ByCultural Heritage DC
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Date Added Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324722 N 4309559
Decimal Degrees38.91745000, -77.02175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.047', W 77° 1.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 2.82" N, 77° 1' 18.3" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2017-2033 US-29, Washington DC 20001, US
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