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15th & U NW: The Now

by Borderstan.com May 24, 2009 at 2:00 am 1 Comment

Northeast corner of 15th and U NW. The Campbell Heights apartment complex was built in 1978, replacing The Dunbar Hotel. (Image: Greater Greater Washington site.)

Northeast corner of 15th and U NW. The Campbell Heights apartment complex was built in 1978, replacing The Dunbar Hotel, which was demolished in 1974. (Image: Greater Greater Washington site.)

From Greater Greater Washington, “Then and now: The Dunbar Hotel”… the photo above shows the Campbell Heights apartment complex for senior citizens at the northeast corner of 15th and U Streets NW. Click here to see the old Dunbar Hotel. The hotel was important in segregated Washington because it was an elite hotel for African-Americans who were unable to stay in other similar hotels.

Comments (1)

  1. The 70s just weren’t kind to urban architecture, were they?

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