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OSAY Roving Leaders—was a counseling group within the DC Dept. of Recreation that specializes in providing direction for youth at the Arthur Capper Community. The Program was run by Mr. Proctor who was instrumental in counseling youth in the…

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The MLK Co-op Food Store opened in 1970 at the Arthur Capper Community Recreation Center (5th and K SE), after functioning as a food-buying club for 18 months. The main organizer of the food co-op was Beatrice Gray. The store was managed by Raymond…

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Marshall Hall was an amusement park at Marshall Hall, Maryland, next to the Potomac River, more or less across from Mount Vernon, Virginia, the home of George Washington. The site of a small amusement park dating from the 1890s, a modern amusement…

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7th and L Market

7th & L St SE
Washington, DC 20003


The corner market at 7th and L Streets, SE was owned and operated by several proprietors. Like many other neighborhood stores it served general convenience items.

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DPW/Trash Transfer Station, 880 New Jersey Ave.was used in the 1900s as a trash transfer station, before the DC Department of Public Works turned it into an operations area for heavy trucks and plows. Now it's going to be an apartment…

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Located in the Southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., Folger Park is one of the largest parks in the Capitol Hill area. In 1885, the park was memorialized and named after Charles J. Folger, Secretary of the Treasury in the administration of Chester…

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Celebrating 104 years!

In the latter part of 1902, the late Rev. Isaac Wright was inspired by God to organize a Sunday School Mission in Southeast, Washington, DC. In 1903, a site was chosen at 1263 First Street, SE, where the Sunday School…

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Part of Arthur Capper's History the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. is located at the corner 8th and I Streets, Southeast in Washington, D.C. Established in 1801, it is a National Historic Landmark, the oldest post in the United States Marine…

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Randall swimming pool is located at South Capital and I street South West, Washington,DC. It's a 25 yard long swimming pool that served the Arthur Capper community as well as neighboring communities. During the long hot summer months it was a place…

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Southeast Neighborhood Library, one of three Carnegie-funded libraries in D.C. and the second neighborhood library built, proved to be one of the library system's busiest from its opening on Dec. 8, 1922. The one-story brick building, designed by…
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