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Native Washingtonians Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey performed in the Lincoln Theatre.
Native Washingtonians Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey performed in the Lincoln Theatre. So did Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Billy Eckstine, Billie Holliday and Sarah Vaughn. Today, it host musical events, films, and community events.
1215 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
This building is a Shaw landmark, built as the local YMCA in 1912, and designed by one of the nation's first black architects, W
The Mall's only local memorial, and the only memorial to WWI, is this small structure in the form of a Doric-style open-air temple serving as tribute to the 26,000 Washingtonians who served in the Great War
The nation's only monument to African American Civil War soldiers
A Masonic Temple, the headquarters of the Scottish Rite, and a prominently featured location in Dan Brown's latest novel, The Lost Symbol
Meridian Hill Park is a hidden gem if there ever was one
Housed in the beautiful former Embassy of Mexico, the cultural center has a nice collection of Mexican artwork, and puts on frequent classical and other musical performances, as well as film screenings, lectures, and other events
Columbia Height's Latin American Youth Center's colorful house is dedicated to teaching and encouraging art in the community, and they keep a small art gallery showing exhibits of works by local youths
This is the world's only museum devoted to art made by women
Franklin Square is less known than McPherson Square to the west and Mount Vernon Square to the east
Housed in the Carnegie Library building on Mount Vernon Square, the Historical Society of Washington DC is dedicated to the local history of the city