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Here's another #swdc #urbanrenewalsurvivor, the #massivetree at the corner of 6th and G St SW. In the #blackandwhitephoto from the #1940s you can see the #sametree in front the car and the #beautiful #rowhouses, #torndown as part of the #1950s #urbanrenewal. The tree is believed to be over #250yearsold. #swwaterfront #dchistory #beforeandafter #historicphoto

This #historicchurch, which houses the #CarronBaptistChurch, was built around #1898 by the #RehobothBaptistChurch, and is #oneoftheoldest #africanamericanchurches in #WashingtonDC. Rehoboth Baptist was formed by a group of #formerslaves who wished to #worship near their homes, and originally held #prayermeetings in the homes of members. Following the #CivilWar, #GeneralOliverHoward, who #HowardUniversity is named after, secured an #oldarmybarracks for the church's #placeofworship. The current building is built on the same site. After #almost100years, the church decided to leave their historic home and follow their #congregation, many #forced to relocate #acrosstheriver due to the #swdc #urbanrenewal. In #1969, Rehoboth Baptist moved to their current home on #AlabamaAve in #sedc. Shortly afterwards the #Carroncongregation moved from their #nwdc location and into this, their current home. #urbanrenewalsurvivor #africanamericanhistory #swwaterfront #dchistory

The #Historic #Syphaxschool, is named after #WilliamSyphax, the first President of the Board of Trustees of Colored Schools of Washington and Georgetown, and an early #proponent for #integratedschools. The building was completed in #1901, with #expansions in #1941 and #1953. The school historically served #AfricanAmerican students, was a #school until its #closure in #1994. In #1999 the building was purchased by a #developer, who #demolished the newer additions. The building was #declared a #historiclandmark in #2003. It was #redeveloped into #condominiums and #reopened as #SyphaxVillage in #2005. #swdc #dchistory #africanamericanhistory #myneighborhood #urbanrenewalsurvivor

This is #StDominic's #catholicchurch, probably the #mostfamous #urbanrenewalsurvivor in #swdc. The #church has #servedthecommunity for #over200years. The #cornerstone of the #presentbuilding was laid in #1865, and #construction was #completed in #1875. A #massivefire in #1885 #completelydestroyed the #originalinterior. The #iconic #belltower was completed in #1887. In #1954, through the SW Redevelopment Act, the #federalgoverment #demolished and #rebuilt much of #southwestwashington. It was only through an #actofcongress that #StDoms was #savedandprotected.

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Here's another #swdc #urbanrenewalsurvivor, the #massivetree at the corner of 6th and G St SW. In the #blackandwhitephoto from the #1940s you can see the #sametree in front the car and the #beautiful #rowhouses, #torndown as part of the #1950s #urbanrenewal. The tree is believed to be over #250yearsold. #swwaterfront #dchistory #beforeandafter #historicphoto

This #historicchurch, which houses the #CarronBaptistChurch, was built around #1898 by the #RehobothBaptistChurch, and is #oneoftheoldest #africanamericanchurches in #WashingtonDC. Rehoboth Baptist was formed by a group of #formerslaves who wished to #worship near their homes, and originally held #prayermeetings in the homes of members. Following the #CivilWar, #GeneralOliverHoward, who #HowardUniversity is named after, secured an #oldarmybarracks for the church's #placeofworship. The current building is built on the same site. After #almost100years, the church decided to leave their historic home and follow their #congregation, many #forced to relocate #acrosstheriver due to the #swdc #urbanrenewal. In #1969, Rehoboth Baptist moved to their current home on #AlabamaAve in #sedc. Shortly afterwards the #Carroncongregation moved from their #nwdc location and into this, their current home. #urbanrenewalsurvivor #africanamericanhistory #swwaterfront #dchistory

The #Historic #Syphaxschool, is named after #WilliamSyphax, the first President of the Board of Trustees of Colored Schools of Washington and Georgetown, and an early #proponent for #integratedschools. The building was completed in #1901, with #expansions in #1941 and #1953. The school historically served #AfricanAmerican students, was a #school until its #closure in #1994. In #1999 the building was purchased by a #developer, who #demolished the newer additions. The building was #declared a #historiclandmark in #2003. It was #redeveloped into #condominiums and #reopened as #SyphaxVillage in #2005. #swdc #dchistory #africanamericanhistory #myneighborhood #urbanrenewalsurvivor

This is #StDominic's #catholicchurch, probably the #mostfamous #urbanrenewalsurvivor in #swdc. The #church has #servedthecommunity for #over200years. The #cornerstone of the #presentbuilding was laid in #1865, and #construction was #completed in #1875. A #massivefire in #1885 #completelydestroyed the #originalinterior. The #iconic #belltower was completed in #1887. In #1954, through the SW Redevelopment Act, the #federalgoverment #demolished and #rebuilt much of #southwestwashington. It was only through an #actofcongress that #StDoms was #savedandprotected.

This is #WheatRow, another #survivor of #swdc's #urbanrenewal of the #1950s. Wheat Row, #circa1794, is #washingtondc's #oldeststanding group of #rowhouses. Built in the #federalstyle they were designed to appear as one single structure. Wheat Row, along with some of the other surviving pre-urban renewal structures in the neighborhood, was developed by early land spectular #JamesGreenleaf. #Greenleaf owned more than 3,000 city lots, and at one time, controlled more than a third of the buildings for sale within the city. Greenleaf made some #poorbusiness decisions and ended up in #debtorsprison. The row houses of Wheat Row served many different purposes over the next #200years, including as private homes, art galleries, offices, and, at least one was #converted into apartments. In #1960, plans were announced for a 12 million dollar, 447-unit #cooperativeapartmentcommunity. Construction of #HarborSquare began in #1963, including the #restotation of 7 #historicproperties, Wheat Row making up 4 of them. Wheat Row was added to the #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces in 1973. The #blackandwhitephoto shows Wheat Row in #1936. #myneighborhood #swwaterfront #dchistory #urbanrenewalsurvivor

This #historichouse, known as the #ThomasLawHouse, is one of the #oldesthouses in #WashingtonDC. The house is named after original owner #ThomasLaw, a #businessman and land spectilator, who is most famous for his marriage to #ElizaParkeCustis, #granddaughter of #MarthaWashington. Built in #1794, the house was known as the #honeymoon house because they lived there during their honeymoon while waiting for the completion of their house. The house served as a #hotel during the #CivilWar, and eventually became a #hospital in 1913. The house is one of few that #survived the #urbanrenewal of the 1950s-1960s that #destroyed most of #swdc. Today the house, added to the #nationalregister in 1973, is part of the #TiberIsland #coop development. #myneighborhood #dchistory #swwaterfront #georgewashington #iwanttolivehere #dreamhouse #urbanrenewalsurvivor

#Surrounded by #newconstruction, the James C. Dent house is named after its original owner. Dent was #bornaslave in 1855, grew up on a #tobaccofarm in #southernmaryland, and eventually became a #prominent #africanamerican #minister all around #Washingtondc. In 1906, Dent, in an unusual move, hired a white architect to build this new #brickhouse to replace his old #timberframe house. The house #survived the #urbanrenewal that #destroyed most of the area in the 1950s. Today the James C. Dent house is a #DC #historiclandmark. With a planned #renovation the house continues to #standproud alongside the new #pepco #substation and new @dcunited #stadium, #audifield. #dchistory #myneighborhood #survivor #thisplacematters #swdc #swwaterfront #buzzardpoint #urbanrenewalsurvivor

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