The Shaw neighborhood is home to a number of historic properties — the central portion of Shaw alone has over 20. To provide more information on them, I put together a map of those properties in central Shaw that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For each historic property, the following information is provided:
- The property name
- The property address
- A short description of the property's historic significance
- The date the property was listed on the National Register
- A link to the National Register application for the property, which describes in detail the history and significance of the property
- Photographs of the property (generally one recent photograph and one photograph from around the time of the property's historic designation).
Three of the properties — the American Federation of Labor Building, the Blanche K. Bruce House, and the Carter G. Woodson House — are also designated as National Historic Landmarks. In addition, the Carter G. Woodson House is also designated by federal law as a National Historic Site.
Map of Historic Properties in Central Shaw
Click on a map marker to learn more about the property.
|Property on National Register||National Historic Site|
|National Historic Landmark||Boundary of area covered|
What is a National Register Property?
The National Park Service describes the National Register as the official federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. National Register properties have significance to the history of their community state or the nation. , there are over 86,000 listings in the National Register.
What is a National Historic Landmark?
National Historic Landmarks are described by the National Park Service as nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Fewer than 2,500 historic places have been designated as National Historic Landmarks..
HISTORIC PROPERTIES IN CENTRAL SHAW
|Name||Address||Date Added to National Register|
|1000 Block of 7th Street, NW (east side)||1005-1035 7th Street, NW;|
649 and 651 New York Avenue, NW
|February 2, 1984|
|American Federation of Labor Building*||901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW||September 13, 1974|
|George M. Barker Company Warehouse||1525 7th Street, NW||August 26, 2008|
|Blanche K. Bruce House*||909 M Street, NW||May 15, 1975|
|Dorsch's White Cross Bakery||641 S Street, NW||February 3, 2012|
|Evans-Tibbs House||1910 Vermont Avenue, NW||September 8, 1987|
|Fletcher Chapel||401 New York Avenue, NW||August 14, 1997|
|Frelinghuysen University||1800 Vermont Avenue, NW||November 6, 1995|
|Samuel Gompers Memorial||10th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NW||October 11, 2007|
|Howard Theatre||620 T Street, NW||February 15, 1974|
|Immaculate Conception Church, School, Rectory, and Residence||1315 8th Street, NW; 707 N Street, NW; 711 N Street, NW; 1317 8th Street, NW||September 17, 2003|
|Lafayette Apartment Building||1605-1607 7th Street, NW||July 7, 1994|
|Lincoln Industrial Mission/|
Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church
|1701 11th Street, NW||February 25, 1995|
|Morrison and Clark Houses||1013-1015 L Street, NW||March 19, 1991|
|O Street Market||1400 7th Street, NW||April 28, 1995|
|The Plymouth||1236 11th Street, NW||June 2, 1986|
|Prince Hall Masonic Temple||1000 U Street, NW||September 15, 1983|
|Seventh Street Savings Bank||1300 7th Street, NW||September 17, 2003|
|Shaw Junior High School||650 Rhode Island Avenue, NW||December 22, 2008|
|Southern Aid Society Building-Dunbar Theater||1901-1903 7th Street, NW||November 6, 1986|
|Third Baptist Church||1546 5th Street, NW||November 26, 2008|
|Phyllis Wheatley YWCA||901 Rhode Island Avenue, NW||October 6, 1983|
|Carter G. Woodson House**||1538 9th Street, NW||May 11, 1976|
|Yale Steam Laundry||437-443 New York Avenue, NW||March 18, 1999|
** Also a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Site