Thursday, September 3, 2009

More on the Columbia Heights Heritage Trail

I wrote about the Columbia Heights Heritage Trail a few days ago, and here's more from Sarah Fairbrother of Cultural Tourism DC, which runs the program.
The signs talk about the first houses in the area (Holmead Manor, Belmont), early businesses in the area (Hot Shoppes, the Arcade, the Tivoli), the 1968 riots, the aftermath of the riots, the various communities that lived and still live in the neighborhood, Cardozo and the change from segregated to integrated schools, Boundary Street, the origins of Meridian Hill Park, social activism, literary superstars who lived in the neighborhood… in general, what has gone into making what Columbia Heights is today.
Sounds pretty cool! The signs will start going up in October for a launch on October 24. I'm looking forward to seeing the signs around.

Photo from here. Roanoke Street is now Euclid Street, I think.

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