Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Interactive Map of Historic Properties in Central Shaw

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:
  1. The property name
  2. The property address
  3. A short description of the property's historic significance
  4. The date the property was listed on the National Register
  5. A link to the National Register application for the property, which describes in detail the history and significance of the property
  6. Photographs of the property (generally one recent photograph and one photograph from around the time of the property's historic designation).
A chart listing each of the properties is also provided, after the map.

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. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 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..

NameAddressDate 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, NWSeptember 13, 1974
George M. Barker Company Warehouse1525 7th Street, NWAugust 26, 2008
Blanche K. Bruce House*909 M Street, NWMay 15, 1975
Dorsch's White Cross Bakery641 S Street, NWFebruary 3, 2012
Evans-Tibbs House1910 Vermont Avenue, NWSeptember 8, 1987
Fletcher Chapel401 New York Avenue, NWAugust 14, 1997
Frelinghuysen University1800 Vermont Avenue, NWNovember 6, 1995
Samuel Gompers Memorial10th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NWOctober 11, 2007
Howard Theatre620 T Street, NWFebruary 15, 1974
Immaculate Conception Church, School, Rectory, and Residence1315 8th Street, NW; 707 N Street, NW; 711 N Street, NW; 1317 8th Street, NWSeptember 17, 2003
Lafayette Apartment Building1605-1607 7th Street, NWJuly 7, 1994
Lincoln Industrial Mission/
Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church
1701 11th Street, NWFebruary 25, 1995
Morrison and Clark Houses1013-1015 L Street, NWMarch 19, 1991
O Street Market1400 7th Street, NWApril 28, 1995
The Plymouth1236 11th Street, NWJune 2, 1986
Prince Hall Masonic Temple1000 U Street, NWSeptember 15, 1983
Seventh Street Savings Bank1300 7th Street, NWSeptember 17, 2003
Shaw Junior High School650 Rhode Island Avenue, NWDecember 22, 2008
Southern Aid Society Building-Dunbar Theater1901-1903 7th Street, NWNovember 6, 1986
Third Baptist Church1546 5th Street, NWNovember 26, 2008
Phyllis Wheatley YWCA901 Rhode Island Avenue, NWOctober 6, 1983
Carter G. Woodson House**1538 9th Street, NWMay 11, 1976
Yale Steam Laundry437-443 New York Avenue, NWMarch 18, 1999
* Also a National Historic Landmark
** Also a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Site

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