The Fedora

The Fedora (HM179G)

Location: Washington, DC 20009
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.232', W 77° 2.035'

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In 1920, Washington D. C. was home to the largest African American Community in the country. Numerous venues in the U street area showcased prominent musicians and politicians of the day. On this site stood the Pitts Motel and its Red Carpet Lounge. "The Pitts" was a favorite of many greats of the era, including Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, and hosted speakers such as Martin Luther King Jr. Now stands the Fedora so named for Mrs. Fedora Day Purcell, Grandmother of the last owner of the Pitts.
HM NumberHM179G
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Buzzuto Group
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323674 N 4309924
Decimal Degrees38.92053333, -77.03391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.232', W 77° 2.035'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 13.92" N, 77° 2' 2.10" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1451 Belmont St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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