Midcity at the Crossroads
—Shaw Heritage Trail —Wrapping the corner across Rhode Island Avenue is Asbury Dwellings for senior citizens. In 1901 it opened as the city's white-only McKinley Technical School, memorializing slain President William McKinley (1843-1901). In 1928 the "colored" school system took over the building for a new Shaw Junior High, honoring Robert Gould Shaw, the white commander of the Civil War Union Army's 54th Massachusetts regiment of black soldiers.
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324667 N 4309031|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91268333, -77.02225000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.761', W 77° 1.335'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 45.66" N, 77° 1' 20.1" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 701-749 R St NW, Washington DC 20001, US|
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