Anacostia Historic District

General vicinity of Uniontown, Griswald Subdivision and the immediately adjacent areas

Anacostia was one of the city's first suburbs and was incorporated in 1854 as Uniontown. Initially, the area was a working-class community dominated by Navy Yard employees. Most early houses in the historic district are free-standing or semi-detached frame structures with front porches and Italianate detail. There are also some larger, brick row houses and two business streets with early 20th century commercial buildings. The Frederick Douglass Home is on a hill overlooking the neighborhood. Anacostia Historic District contains approximately 550 buildings dating from c. 1854-1930

DC listing: November 27, 1973 (expanded February 3, 1978, National Register listing: October 11, 1978

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General vicinity of Uniontown, Griswald Subdivision and the immediately adjacent areas