Midcity at the Crossroads
—Shaw Heritage Trail —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 African American families surrounded the churches. Seventh and Ninth Streets supplied life's necessities and small luxuries, from groceries to billiards. Although the Walter E. Washington Convention Center covered three blocks of Eight Street, the Village was torn down piecemeal long before the center opened in 2003.
|Placed By||Events DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324666 N 4308094|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90425000, -77.02201667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.255', W 77° 1.321'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 15.3" N, 77° 1' 19.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1100 7th St NW, Washington DC 20001, US|
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