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Learn LeDroit Park History for Free Next Weekend

by Tim Regan September 15, 2015 at 4:55 pm 0

LeDroit Park, photo via Twitter.com/DCcultureLeDroit Park residents can learn about their neighborhood during a free walking tour next weekend.

LeDroit Park Civic Association President Eric Fidler will lead a free walking tour as part of WalkingTown DC on Sept. 27 at 1 p.m.

The tour, which begins at the intersection of 6th Street and Florida Avenue NW and spans .8 miles, will educate residents on local architecture and the people who transformed the neighborhood.

Attendees will hear stories about notable neighborhood figures as Dr. Anna J. Cooper, Mayor Walter Washington, Duke Ellington, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and others. The tour will also cover the 12 different architectural styles seen on buildings throughout the neighborhood.

Though the tour is free, residents must RSVP in order to attend.

Photo via Twitter.com/DCculture

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