Between Kenilworth and Anacostia Avenues, and Lee and Ord Streets, NE
—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —Water and land embrace one another here in Eastland Gardens, adjacent Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. The Neighborhood dates to 1928 when a group of developers call Eastland Gardens Inc. bought some 150 acres of the former Benning Racetrack property and began constructing houses. Over 150 Eastland Gardens homes - Many still owned by the original families in 2010 - were designed by prominent architects including Romulus C. Archer, Jr., Lewis W. Giles, Sr., John A. Lankford, Howard Mackey, Sr., James A. Plater, James L. Turner, and Roscoe I. Vaughn. Many early residents overcame their era's racial barriers, such as Owen Davis, who became DC's first black police captain in 1965.
|Series||This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 331387 N 4307876|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90360000, -76.94450000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.216', W 76° 56.67'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 12.96" N, 76° 56' 40.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4115 Lee St NE, Washington DC 20019, US|
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