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. Sidney Pittman. The name comes from the fact that Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall was a frequent visitor to the Y, and that he formulated his opinion for the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision here. On the first floor, the Shaw Heritage Trust maintains an exhibit portraying the living history of African Americans in the Shaw Community.
1816 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Nearest Transit: U Street (Green Line & Yellow Line)
The Thurgood Marshall Center and Nearby Attractions on Map
National Gallery of Art(2.7 km)
The staggering depth and breadth of the world-class collections here are a clear testament to U.
National Museum of American History(2.6 km)
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American History showcases the social, political, cultural, and scientific heritage as well as economic and military history of the United States.
Declaration of Independence Memorial(3 km)
A little known memorial stands on the island in the Constitution Gardens Lake, dedicated to the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
D.C. War Memorial(0.3 km)
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.
National Portrait Gallery USA(2 km)
The renovation is the talk of the town.
National Postal Museum(2.6 km)
The Smithsonian's own philatelist Shangri-La has one of the world's largest collections of rare stamps, as well as exhibitions of how mail has been delivered throughout history, and other ways that the mail shapes culture.
Smithsonian American Art Museum(1.9 km)
The collection here is a walk through encyclopedia of American Art-Gilbert Stuart's stern presidential portraits through Nam June Paik's house-sized America sculpture of neon and televisions.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial(3.2 km)
Located in the Constitution Gardens of the National Mall in Washington DC, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors members of the U.
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