Historic Anacostia was first incorporated in 1854 as Uniontown. The neighborhood was protected during the Civil War by a series of forts, which were later dismantled. Despite its early status as a white-only deed restricted community, Fredrick Douglass was a notable 19th century resident. Even as Anacostia’s population expanded and demographics shifted in the mid-20th century, the neighborhood retained its 19th century low-scale character.
Join DC Public Library Associate Librarian and historian John Muller on a walking tour of the neighborhood. See old icons and hear about how residents seek to balance preservation with a desire for community-serving development.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 am -12:00 pm