The larger of two remaining fragments of a formerly contiguous neighborhood around Mount Vernon Square, this district stretches north of downtown along the old streetcar lines on 7th, 9th, and 11th Streets. The neighborhood developed mostly after…

The Plymouth embodies the distinctive characteristics representative of early apartment houses developed for middle-income residents in Washington, D.C. at the turn of the century. Designed by architect Frederick Atkinson and constructed in 1903, the…

Founded in 1864, Immaculate Conception was the first mission church of Saint Patrick’s, organized to serve the Roman Catholic population in the sparsely settled area north of Mount Vernon Square, including parts of Washington County beyond. Its…

The memorial to labor leader Samuel A. Gompers (1850-1924), founder and first president of the American Federation of Labor, was dedicated in 1933, with President Franklin Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt in attendance. The bronze seated portrait of…

Designed by architect, George Kayl and sculpted by Leo Lentelli, the James Cardinal Gibbons Memorial is a bronze portrait statue on a granite pedestal was completed in 1932 and its design reflects the tenets of naturalism. Wearing clerical robes…

Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes was built 1874-1875 and has since served as a significant architectural presence on Massachusetts Avenue. It is an excellent and well-preserved example of the High Victorian Gothic design, and is the work of…

For more than 40 years until his death, the preeminent educator, publisher, and historian Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) lived and worked in this brick rowhouse. At a time of Jim Crow ideology and enforced segregation, Woodson pioneered the…