In 1967, the city began to demolish the Taylor Street Bridge to make way for the North Central Freeway. It was part of a Congressional plan for new highways through the city. Protests erupted and would challenge powerful forces for control of the city’s future.
Tag: Washington DC
A short, photo-rich history of the Brookland neighborhood in Washington DC.
The story of the Washington Aqueduct that brought water into the city, and the ill-fated Lydecker tunnel.
Little Isabel Wall was kicked out of the Brookland School in 1909. Whether she was white or black was a question that roiled the neighborhood.
Slavery was legal in Washington DC until 1862, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act. Through it, we can learn a great deal about those people held in bondage in what would become Brookland.
The history of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The cornerstone was laid in 1920.