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Water and land embrace one another here in Eastland Gardens, adjacent Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. The Neighborhood dates to 1928 when a group of developers call Eastland Gardens Inc. bought some 150 acres of the former Benning Racetrack property a…
100 Years of Afro-American History
By Jerome Johnson
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Sign of the Times Cultural Workshop & Gallery
CFC # 16414 & United Black Fund #8558
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Sheltered from overt bigotry many African Americans experienced when venturing downtown, Deanwood shoppers of the 1950s patronized Sheriff Road's mostly African American businesses, including Mouse Gordon's tailor shop, Tip Top Grocery, De…
If you had stood here 100 years ago, you might have heard the cheering crowds and thundering hoofbeats of Benning Racetrack just across the tracks to your right.
Beginning in 1890, Benning was the best-equipped race course in Washington. Some o…
Across the street is Watts Branch, an actively used creek that has tied together many communities. Unfortunately humans have not always been respectful of this resource. The stream has experienced cycles of neglect and rejuvenation.
The butterfly is a diverse insect, found in many colors and sizes. It plays an important role in ecosystems, acting as a pollinator, a food source, and an indicator of the ecosystem's well being.
· The butterfly starts lif…
Largely ignored by city officials and isolated from downtown DC, Deanwood remained semi-rural until around World War II (1941-1945).
Lifelong residents who grew up in the 1930s and '40s remember outsiders telling them that they lived in…
Deanwood once was farmland belonging to slave-holding families. Some of their names—Sherriff, Lowrie, and Benning—still mark local roads.
In 1833 Levi Sherriff purchased several hundred acres along Watts Branch from William …
Welcome to the Robert F. Lederer Environmental Education Center and Youth Garden. This center honors Robert F. Lederer, the Executive Vice President of the American Association of Nurserymen during the United States President Lyndon B. Johnson's t…
The Two-Story Art Deco Style Building on your left was once the Strand Theater. Abe Lichtman, a Jewish businessman whose movie theaters catered to black patrons, opened the Strand in 1918. Lichtman also operated the Lincoln and Howard theaters in …