Industrial Bank of Washington

Industrial Bank of Washington (HMS0Q)

Location: Washington, DC 20009
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.027', W 77° 1.654'

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2000 11th Street, NW

— African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

Industrial Bank stands as a testament to the Black business movement that began in the 1880s in downtown Washington and spread to the U Street area by the 1900s. Industrial Bank was the only Black-owned financial institution in the city when laborer-turned entrepreneur John Whitelaw Lewis founded in 1913. A few years later the bank moved from its first address, 2006 11th Street, to this building, which Lewis financed and architect Isaiah T. Hatton designed. Although forced to close briefly during the financial crisis that caused the Great Depression, Industrial Bank of Washington was reopened in 1934 by attorney Jesse Mitchell.

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Industrial Bank of Washington, 1934
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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HM NumberHMS0Q
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC, funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 6:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324216 N 4309533
Decimal Degrees38.91711667, -77.02756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.027', W 77° 1.654'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 1.62" N, 77° 1' 39.24" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1115 U St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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