An East-of-the-River View
—Anacostia HeritageTrail —Just beyond this sign is the edge of Barry Farm Dwellings, built during World War II for African American families. The war had caused acute housing shortages, so people divided large homes into rooming houses, took in boarders, or crammed into apartments. In addition, the government built racially segregated dormitories and housing projects. This section of the old Hillsdale neighborhood was razed for Barry Farm Dwellings, one of ten projects built east of the river to house African American families. Residents had to show they had jobs, marriage licenses, and the ability to pay rent.
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 1:04pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 326891 N 4303095|
|Decimal Degrees||38.85966667, -76.99511667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 51.58', W 76° 59.707'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 51' 34.8" N, 76° 59' 42.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2559-2587 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington DC 20020, US|
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