The neighborhood developed mostly after the Civil War as an economically and racially mixed community, with buildings of diverse quality in a rich variety of architectural styles. Rowhouses dominate a streetscape punctuated by churches, apartment…

Designed by architect Frederick Atkinson and constructed in 1903, the building was erected during the first great wave of apartment house construction in Washington and is representative of the era circa 1890-1917, in which the apartment house was…

Immaculate Conception's establishment reflects the growth of the Irish immigrant population in the capital, and presages the rapid postwar expansion of the city north of Massachusetts Avenue. The four architecturally related buildings typify the…

The bronze seated portrait of Gompers is placed on a pedestal in front of a large granite plinth supporting six allegorical male and female figures representing aspects of the American labor movement: Justice, Unity and Cooperation of the Labor…

Wearing clerical robes and cap, the cardinal sits in a chair recalling ancient Roman curules. His right hand is raised and depicted in the act of blessing the observer. The hand is configured in the traditional Roman Catholic form for the blessing…

Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes is an excellent and well-preserved example of the High Victorian Gothic design, and is the work of noted Baltimore architects Dixon & Carson. Architectural features include the polychrome facades of white…

At a time of Jim Crow ideology and enforced segregation, Woodson pioneered the documentation of African-American life and the recognition of African-American contributions to the nation’s history. Born to enslaved parents, Woodson was…