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U Street

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The Neighborhood:


A city within a city, U Street boasts lively entertainment, international restaurants and a wide variety of Victorian architecture. Eclectic retail establishments, schools and churches sprinkle streetscapes defined by rows of 19th century dwellings. Nothing speaks urban living amidst unique, vintage style better than this one-of-a-kind region. Socio-economic diversity and a distinctive character all its own brand the U Street Corridor as the heart of D.C. culture.

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The first half of the 20th century marked the U Street corridor with a vibrant African American community rich in social, civic and cultural life. Developed between 1862 and 1900, the U Street historic district was home to jazz icon Duke Ellington. The neighborhood pulsated with African American business and culture and became known as the District’s ‘Black Broadway’ during that era. Other famed American jazz legends who appeared in local theaters and clubs included Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughn and Jelly Roll Morton to name a few. Madame Evanti, the first internationally acclaimed opera star resided at the Evans-Tibbs House and performed for Eleanor Roosevelt at the White House.

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      U Street Schools

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      202-898-4660
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      EE-5
      202-576-1100
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      EE-5
      202-332-4200
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      PK-6
      202-282-0106
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      PK-5
      202-729-3280
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      PK-5
      202-671-6130
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      PK-8
      202-673-7308
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      EE-5
      202-282-0130
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      PK-5
      202-673-7215
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      EE-5
      202-576-6140
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      PK-5
      202-635-1950
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      PK-6
      202-282-0116
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      PK-5
      202-282-0126
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      PK-5
      202-671-6030
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      PK-5
      202-282-0170
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      PK-5
      202-282-0110
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      PK-5
      202-282-0103
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      PK-5
      202-387-0309
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      PK-4
      202-939-5390
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      EE-5
      202-576-6202
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      EE-5
      202-698-3355
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      EE-5
      202-387-9830
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      PK-8
      202-671-6340
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      EE-5
      202-576-6236
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      EE-5
      202-673-7285
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      EE-5
      202-698-4733
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      EE-5
      202-671-6240
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      EE-5
      202-698-3838
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      EE-5
      202-373-0097
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      PK-5
      202-576-6226
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      EE-5
      202-698-3244
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      EE-5
      202-576-6150
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      EE-5
      202-698-3363
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      EE-5
      202-559-6138
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      PK-4
      202-671-6280
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      EE-5

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