City Within a City
— Greater U Street Heritage Trail —The daily lives of residents of this historic African American community were woven together through hundreds of social and civic organizations—fraternal organizations, clubs, school alumni associations, civic associations and the like. The grand 5-story, Italianate building at the southwest corner of 12th and U Streets, known as the True Reformers Hall and later the Pythian Temple, was the setting for many of their activities. Completed in 1903, it was among the grandest buildings in the nation to have been designed, built and financed by African Americans.
|Marker Number||2 of 14|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324149 N 4309532|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91710000, -77.02835000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.026', W 77° 1.701'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 1.56" N, 77° 1' 42.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1201 U St NW, Washington DC 20009, US|
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