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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.
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.
Native Washingtonians Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey performed in the Lincoln Theatre
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
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
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
The National Geographic Museum showcases a variety of changing exhibitions on nature, history, and culture