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Intensive-Level Survey of the Washington Heights Area of Washington DC.

Intensive-Level Survey of the Washington Heights Area of Washington DC.

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This 2005 report was prepared
for the D.C. State Historic Preservation Office and was the basis for that office's naming the Washington Heights area an historic district in 2006.
This 2005 report was prepared
for the D.C. State Historic Preservation Office and was the basis for that office's naming the Washington Heights area an historic district in 2006.

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Intensive-Level Survey of theWashington Heights Area of Washington, D.C.
 
Final ReportEHT Traceries, Inc.June 2005
 
 
INTENSIVE-LEVEL SURVEY OFTHE WASHINGTON HEIGHTS AREAOF WASHINGTON, D.C.
 
Final Report
Prepared byEHT Traceries, Inc.
1121 Fifth Street, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20001202/393-1199
Laura V. Trieschmann, Principal Investigator
for
The D.C. State Historic Preservation Office801 North Capitol Street, N.W. Suite 4000Washington, D.C. 20002
2005
 
Intensive-Level Survey of the Washington Heights Area of Washington, D.C.EHT Traceries, Inc., 2005Page 2
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF FIGURES.............................................................................................................page 4ABSTRACT..........................................................................................................................page 6ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...................................................................................................page 8STAFFING............................................................................................................................page 9FUNDING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INFORMATION........................................page 10INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................page 11
Objectives.............................................................................................................................page 11Scope of Work.......................................................................................................................page 11Methodology.........................................................................................................................page 12Work Plan..............................................................................................................................page 13
HISTORIC CONTEXT.......................................................................................................page 17I. History Development of Washington Heights....................................................page 17
A. Early History: ca. 1700 – 1909.........................................................................page 17
1.
 
Residential Construction...................................................................................page 202.
 
Transportation: Streetcars..................................................................................page 233.
 
Institutional Buildings.......................................................................................page 244.
 
Commercial Development.................................................................................page 265.
 
Residents...........................................................................................................page 27
B. Washington Heights: 1910-1939.......................................................................page 28
1.
 
Theaters...............................................................................................................page 292.
 
Commercial Development..................................................................................page 323.
 
Transportation: Automobiles..............................................................................page 334.
 
Oak Lawn............................................................................................................page 355.
 
Institutional Buildings.........................................................................................page 376.
 
Residents.............................................................................................................page 38
C. Washington Heights: 1940 to the present.........................................................page 41
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Good Will Baptist Church (formerly Washington Heights PresbyterianChurch)...............................................................................................................page 412.
 
Washington Heights to Adams Morgan..............................................................page 423.
 
The Washington Hilton and Other Recent Developments..................................page 454.
 
Residents.............................................................................................................page 47

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