Congress Heights School

Congress Heights School (HM24PW)

Location: Washington, DC 20032
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N 38° 50.648', W 76° 59.881'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

—3100 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, SE —

The eight-room brick Congress Heights Elementary School opened in 1897 to serve the new, whites-only Congress Heights development. The iconic tower and clock were added in 1913. After public schools were desegregated in 1954, Congress Heights became primarily African American. The city closed the deteriorated school in 1970, but neighborhood activists, determined to save it from demolition, found new uses for the building. Thus it continued to serve the community, over time housing Ward 8 offices, a Head Start program, and DC Habitat for Humanity, and offering outdoor space to a neighborhood festival and a farmers market. A charter school moved into the renovated building in 2011.
Image caption: Congress Heights School, sixth grade class, 1969
Collection of Florine Batchelor
HM NumberHM24PW
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326601 N 4301376
Decimal Degrees38.84413333, -76.99801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.648', W 76° 59.881'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 38.88" N, 76° 59' 52.86" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3113-3199 Randle Pl SE, Washington DC 20032, US
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