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A brochure detailing the development of the Bloomingdale Village Square project by the Bloomingdale Civic Association. This document acknowledges challenges with the project, its continued goals, and offers a timeline for possible completion.

Provides a biographical account of John J. Earley, a description of the unique process he developed for adding "architectural cement" to building projects, and the story of his contributions to the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC.

This image from a photo album kept by Pastor R.V. Coger and First Lady Ophelia Coger, depicts an image of church life from the 1960s. The photograph was taken from the rear of the space that is now Matthews Memorial Baptist Church's Russell Hall, the…

Construction hat worn by Reverend Dr. John H. Kearney, Sr., Pastor, during the construction of the new 1,000-seat sanctuary and administrative building, from 1994 until its opening on Palm Sunday 1999.

Large portrait of All Souls Children on the front steps of the church.

All Souls' second building at the corner of 14th and L Streets, NW.

The congregation, originally called First Unitarian, moved into this building in 1877 and changed its name to All Souls Church Unitarian.

All Souls' second building, at the corner of 14th and L Streets, NW.

The congregation, originally called First Unitarian, moved into this building in 1877 and changed its name to All Souls Church Unitarian

Voices on 14th Street is an oral history project that looks at community activism in the Columbia Heights/Greater 14th Street neighborhood of Washington, DC after the 1968 riots that destroyed a significant portion of the housing stock in that area.…

This book expands upon Women of the Dove's effort, begun in 2009, to document the history of Washington, DC's public and public charter schools and their namesakes. This edition adds 55 new school histories with a heavy focus on public charter…

This film from the Humanities Council and Park Triangle Productions is a step-by-step tutorial on how to research the history of a Washington, DC home. The film follows a researcher to the Washingtoniana room at the MLK, Jr. Public Library, and the…

This documentary, produced by the Humanities Council in 2009, discusses the goals of the DC Community Heritage Project, and encourages participation by showing interviews with some of the filmmakers from the 2009 DCCHP Grant Cycles as well as clips…

This 7 site walking tour highlights some of the buildings in the Shaw/Cardozo neighborhood of Washington, DC that have been significant to the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and African-American history. The tour focuses primarily on structures on or…

Fairlawn is one of the many close-knit communities East of the Anacostia River with a strong sense of history and heritage. The book uses archival and oral history sources to provide a brief sketch of the neighborhood's history and culture. A portion…

The historic Franklin School, located at 13 and K Streets NW in Washington, DC, was once a symbol of public education for the District and the nation. Designed by Adolf Cluss, in what he called the Renaissance Revival Style, the school was selected…

This documentary surveys the life of noted African-American architect, William Sidney Pittman. Pittman began his career at the Tuskeegee Institute in Alabama, butmoved to Washington, DC to open his private firm. Pittman designed several notable…

This survey of the Mount Pleasant commercial corridor includes a narrative architectural history of the area covering 1901-1938, a database of building permits, and a "chain of title" database. The narrative describes the early uses of many buildings…

Founder's Library at Howard University is one of the institution's most recognizable structures. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

This 27 page booklet, produced by the Women of the Dove Foundation, surveys the history of the District's public and public charter schools, with particular attention to their often cryptic monikers. The booklet offers substantial information on 23…

This booklet features 13 historic sites located in and around the Deanwood neighborhood of Northeast Washington, DC. Most of the sites are church buildings, but parks, commercial corridors, theatres, and schools are also mentioned. Each site…

This film documents the 2009 DC Community Heritage Project Symposium organized by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, the DC Office of Historic Preservation, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Panelists included Albert Shaheen,…

This video interview with Lauretta Jackson was recorded in three parts by the Robert and Mary Church Terrell House and LeDroit Park Museum. Ms. Jackson recounts the history of LeDroit Park throughout the time of her occupation there including: her…

The Langston Terrace Dwellings, twenty-five blocks from the Capitol, was the first federally funded housing project in 1937. Project architect Hilyard Robinson was determined to create a decent, attractive development enhanced by natural materials…

This Academy Award-winning documentary captures the artistic and cultural contributions of the stone carvers who worked for decades to complete the Washington National Cathedral. Through a series of informal and formal oral history interviews, the…
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