12 Feb 2014

slimex 15 buy Remembering U Street

This photo essay, mounted on a construction fence at 13th and U Streets, chronicles the history of the area, describing the celebrities who were fond of the corridor’s nightlife and performance venues, and the resident scholars, educators, politicians, and activists who contributed to the neighborhood’s illustrious past. The exhibit,…

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12 Feb 2014

A memorial to the black soldiers who fought in the Civil War was officially dedicated and opened in 1999 at10th and U Streets, in the heart of the Shaw neighborhood (named after Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the white commander of the black 54th Massachusetts Regiment). The monument is the…

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12 Feb 2014

The Reeves Center is the cornerstone of the economic redevelopment of the U Street area once known as Uptown and now known as Shaw. In 1986, the city government invested $50 million to erect The Reeves Center at the crossroads of 14th and U Streets as a major site…

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