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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25IH_mildred-belle_Washington-DC.html
Mildred Belle is an authentic Chesapeake Bay "buy boat" operated by Living Classrooms Foundation. Buy boats are an important part of. the Bay economy. They serve as "middlemen" on the bay, purchasing fish, crabs, and oysters directly from the fi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25AB_barry-farm-dwellings_Washington-DC.html
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 ap…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25AA_grandpapas-farm_Washington-DC.html
Vernon Tancil grew up in Northeast D.C., but he so loved summers on his grandfather's small farm in Hillsdale that his parents let him stay on in September 1937 and attend fourth grade at Birney School. Grandpapa Horace Hansborough grew potatoes, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25A9_roads-that-divide_Washington-DC.html
In the early evening of November 22, 1963, a clutch of people stood forlornly on this bridge spanning Suitland Parkway. They awaited the procession carrying the body of slain President John F. Kennedy from Andrews Air Force Base to Bethesda Naval …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24PV_roses-row_Washington-DC.html
Across the intersection to your left is Rose's Row, three one-family and three two-family houses built in 1890 by local saloon-keeper William H. Rose. Rose's son Daniel designed them in the popular Italianate style and carefully crafted a cornice …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24PU_a-neighborhood-oasis_Washington-DC.html
Follow Good Hope Road under the highway to your left to reach Anacostia Park, a longtime neighborhood oasis. In 1914, after years of citizen requests, Congress directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to "improve" the Anacostia River by scrapi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24PT_transit-and-trade_Washington-DC.html
The arrival of modern transportation after the Civil War transformed Anacostia. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opened a branch line along the river here in 1874, brining industry. Two years later businessman and developer Henry Griswold launched th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X3J_hillsdale-historical_Washington-DC.html
You are standing in the middle of what once was a large estate owned by James Barry. The Washington City merchant, land speculator, and councilman purchased part of the "St. Elizabeths" tract hoping to profit as the city expanded eastward. By …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WIL_a-museum-for-the-community-historical_Washington-DC.html
Across the street is the former Carver Theatre, built in 1948 as the first nonsegregated movie house in Southeast Washington. It closed in 1957 becoming, in turn, a roller rink, a church, and a funeral parlor. Then a decade later, a museum mov…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WIK_faith-and-action-historical_Washington-DC.html
Settled by the formerly enslaved. Some Barry Farm-era churches still serve the neighborhood. Macedonia Baptist Church, about a block to your left at 2625 Stanton Road, was organized in 1866 by Rev. James William Howard. Ten years later a group…
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