Midcity at the Crossroads
—Shaw Heritage Trail —After this neighborhood's original Northern Liberty Market on Mount Vernon Square was razed in 1872, a new Northern Liberty Market was built along Fifth between K and L streets. When owners decided that fresh farm products weren't drawing enough customers, they added a massive second-floor entertainment space. This was Convention Hall (1893), the city's first convention center, seating 6,000. While farmers did business on the first floor, the second floor hosted balls, banquets even bowling tournaments. Soon it was called Constitution Hall Market.
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324946 N 4308084|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90421667, -77.01878333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.253', W 77° 1.127'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 15.18" N, 77° 1' 7.62" 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 500 L St NW, Washington DC 20001, US|
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