Historic Brookland

– “Brookland” from Arcadia Publishing, coauthored by THE MONROE HOUSE home owner.

– A crossroads village that became known as ‘Little Rome.’

– Historic walking tour with signs that tells the story of the important African Americans that lived here

– Architecturally interesting neighborhood with art deco business strip

– The largest shrine in the U.S., sixth largest in the world, is up the street; and 60 orders have residences and/or colleges here.

– The Monroe House was built in 1896

CIVIL WAR BROOKLAND– One of dozens of forts that protected the city during Civil War is two blocks away: Fort Bunkerhill (just before the Franciscan Monestary Gardens)

– Neighborhood history from “Brookland” the book, coauthored by home owner:  More

– Cultural Tourism DC on Brookland: More

BROOKLAND, AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TRAIL

Points of Interest:
Lois Mailou Jones Residence, African American Heritage Trail
Ralph J. Bunche Residence, African American Heritage Trail
Rayford Logan Residence, African American Heritage Trail
Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site, African American Heritage Trail
Sterling A. Brown Residence, African American Heritage Trail


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OLD TROLLEY TO BROOKLAND   HISTORIC PORTICO


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