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History in a House. If a house could talk, what tales would it tell? The private residence at 415 M Street, to your left, would tell of hundreds of Shaw residents who came here to play and worship. . . The house at 415 was built in the 1860s fo…
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The wooden chapel here was completed in 1857 as a mission of the McKendree Methodist Church. Known as Fletcher Chapel, it may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Washington's Anti-Saloon League began meeting at Fletcher Chapel in 1893…
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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 c…
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Two churches on Eighth Street, the Greek Orthodox Saint Sophia's and the Syrian-Greek Orthodox St. George's once anchored a thriving community here known fondly as "the Village." Homes and businesses of European-immigrant and native-born white and…
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In 1904 members of Washington, DC's "Greek Colony" — mostly recently arrived immigrant men — held the city's first Greek Orthodox church service above a warehouse on Indiana Avenue near Seventh Street, NW. In the years that followed, t…
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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 …
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(front) Cavalry There were seven cavalry regiments in the Bureau of the United States Colored Troops. Unknown Soldier Image courtesy of the Library of Congress (back) With Freedom Came Their Schools After the Civil War, African Amer…
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(front) Artillery There were thirteen artillery regiments and one independent battery in the Bureau of the United States Colored Troops Unknown Soldier Image courtesy of the Library of Congress (back) With Freedom Came Their Cultural I…
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(front) Musicians Field musicians served as signalmen in the infantry, cavalry and artillery. Drummer Jackson Image courtesy of the National Archives (back) With Freedom Came Their Businesses In the late 19th and early 20th centurie…
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(front) Pioneers Pioneers, also known as engineers, cut roads for ambulances, and built bridges, railroads and other construction projects. Unknown Soldier Image courtesy of the Library of Congress (back) With Freedom Came Their Commun…
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