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Shawn Allen (Margaret -Allen Price), was a wonderful woman. Her compassion for other people was heartwarming. She was the type of person that if you needed a place to stay she would give it too you, and if you were hungry she would feed you even if…

Struggling to Get Back

In 2003, over 400 families from the Arthur Capper's housing project in South East Washington DC were forced from their homes as part of a massive nation-wide redevelopment program. Although they lived only a stone's throw from the world’s most famous…

Larry Anderson oral history (short clip)

Mr. Larry Anderson was born on an Air Force base in New Mexico. His father was an Army sergeant. They moved to Turkey and then to Seattle, WA. Sometime between 1964 and 1966, they moved to Arthur Capper. His mother had been raised in Southwest DC,…

NCHA Arthur Capper Map & Addresses List

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This is the original Site Plan Diagram for the Arthur Capper Dwellings (DC-1-20) and Addresses and Account Numbers list dated February 25, 1957.

Residents Fight to Save Low Income Housing By Madeleine Fletcher

In the midst of the District's low-income housing crisis, thousands of public housing residents, mostly African-Americans, are facing involuntary displacement because of several federally-funded HOPE VI redevelopment projects. "Improving the living…

The Repetition of Displacement at the Ellen Wilson Dwellings
This summer, I've been conducting research on the history of the Ellen Wilson Dwellings, a public housing project that used to sit at I Street between 6th and 7th Streets, SE, and that…

Project Overview

By far the largest District Department of Transportation (DDOT) project underway, the $390 million 11th Street Bridge Project is critical to improving travel and achieving the larger vision of the Anacostia Waterfront…

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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On January 13, 2015 in the comfort of his home God called home one of his Soldiers Michael Lynn Tillman. Michael aka “Seymour” named by his childhood friends was the oldest of 7 children and he loved his family dearly. He was born and raised in…

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In early 2011, the two-story multi-unit apartment building at 1010 3rd Street, SE (a little south of Cornercopia) was hit by an early-morning fire. Subsequently, a building permit was issued to add another floor, and after close to 18 months of work,…
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