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In 1871, Congress passed the D.C. Organic Act, which eliminated Washington County by extending the boundaries of Washington City to be contiguous with those of the District of Columbia. Shortly afterward, in 1881–82, Senator John Sherman, author of the Sherman Antitrust Act, purchased the land north of Boundary Street between 16th Street and 10th Street, including the Stone farm, developing it as a subdivision of the city and calling it ColumbiaHeights in honor of the college at its heart.
(The neighborhood's eastern, major traffic artery, Sherman Avenue, is named after its early developer.) Much of Sherman's purchase was land belonging to Columbian College.
By 1912 Columbian, now George Washington, relocated its major operations to Foggy Bottom. The federal government purchased some of the college's former land and built Meridian Hill Park in the early 20th century.
The park, also known as Malcolm X Park”, contains many statues of historic international and United States figures, including Joan of Arc, Dante, and James Buchanan. Upscale development in ColumbiaHeights circa 1900 was designed to attract upper level managers of the Federal government, U.S. Supreme Court justices, and high-ranking military officers.
An imposing mansion known as “Belmont” marked the entrance to the neighborhood between Florida and Clifton Streets. The mansion was emblematic of the confidence that the affluent placed in the concept that ColumbiaHeights represented the ideal suburb.
In the early 1900s, ColumbiaHeights was the preferred area for some of Washington's wealthiest and most influential people. Residents included authors Jean Boomer, Ambrose Bierce, Sinclair Lewis, Chief Justice Melville Fuller, and Justice John Marshall Harlan.
Residents at that time were “ever alive to the mental, moral, and spiritual advancements of their homes surroundings.” The neighborhood organization sponsored competitions for landscaping house lots and offered prizes to the best kept lawn and garden, at the same time fought the erection of street poles and overhead telegraph and telephone lines.
1904 was also the year that Congress authorized changing the names of streets to align with the alphabetical and orderly naming convention of the Old City (i.e., below Boundary Street, now Florida Avenue). The name changes were put into effect the following year.
By 1914, four street car lines served the section providing transportation to downtown Washington in twenty minutes. The neighborhood also became the home of the Washington Palace Five professional basketball team.
J.C. Barker Motor Co., 14th & Irving St. NW in Washington, D.C. (1920s) The popularity of the neighborhood resulted in the construction of several large apartment buildings during the beginning of the twentieth century that changed the suburban character of the area into a more urban and densely populated district. As of mid-century, however, ColumbiaHeights retained much of its upscale residential appeal, supporting establishments such as the ornate Tripoli Theater movie house (completed in 1924).
The neighborhood was adjacent to Washington's thriving middle-class black community and came to be home to some of its most notable citizens by the 1930s. Duke Ellington, who had grown up in Shaw, purchased his first house at 2728 Sherman Avenue in ColumbiaHeights.
Marvin Gaye briefly lived in the neighborhood and attended Cardozo Senior High School. It was renamed as Cardozo High School and designated as a “colored” high school to accommodate the growing African-American population in the neighborhood.
Significant demographic changes began in the late 1940s when African-American residents began to buy apartment buildings previously owned by whites, and in the 1950s blacks bought individual homes in ever-increasing numbers. The neighborhood was featured in various clips, and as the home of protagonists Helen and Bobby Benson, in the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still.
In 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., riots ravaged the 14th St. Corridor in ColumbiaHeights, along with the commercial U Street corridor nearby, and many other Washington neighborhoods to the east. Many middle-class residents moved out to the suburbs, resulting in a drop in business.
As a result, many homes and shops remained vacant for decades. Some remaining residents could not afford to move, and struggled with problems of poverty and violence related to drugs.
In addition to African Americans, the neighborhood had an increasing number of Latino immigrants and their descendants as residents. The opening of the Metro station served as a catalyst for the return of economic development and residents.
On March 5, 2008, DC USA, a 546,000-square-foot (50,700 m 2) retail complex across the street from the ColumbiaHeights Metro station opened. The space is anchored by retailers Target and Best Buy.
The shopping center also includes 390,000 square feet (36,000 m 2) of underground parking. Within five years, the neighborhood gentrified considerably, with a number of businesses near the metro (including a Giant Food supermarket, Chipotle, CVS, Starbucks, Cave, Washington Sports Club, Bed Bath & Beyond, PERCO and Tripoli Square, a commercial and entertainment complex).
Bistro and barroom 11 is a ColumbiaHeights mainstay” and was part of a group of restaurants “shaping the arts and culinary landscape of the nation's capital.” President Obama visited 11th Street's The Coupe, a combination bar, restaurant, and coffee shop, which has become “a one-stop destination for D.C.
11th Street wine bar and Italian restaurant, Maple, was named one of “America's Hottest New Wine Bars” by Details magazine. Mexican eatery El Church, made The Washington Post's list of “essential eats,” has “formidable mescal collections” and has an “Essential D.C.
In 2017, Washingtonian magazine singled out 11th Street's Patrick's Pet Care for their annual list of Washington, DC's Best Pet Care,” noting its “emphasis on reliable and environmentally friendly pet services.” The ColumbiaHeights Farmers Market provides a regular supply of local produce and other foods from local vendors The 2000 census figures estimated ColumbiaHeights with a 58 percent African-American population, including some African immigrants of the 20th century and later, and government and professional class; 34 percent Hispanic population; 5.4 percent white population; and 3.1 percent other.
In 2012, ColumbiaHeights was named one of the fastest gentrifying neighborhoods in the United States. A sign in ColumbiaHeights in English, Spanish, and Amharic, reflecting the diversity of the neighborhood is also home to the Greater Washington Urban League, the local affiliate of the National Urban League, in addition to other non-profit community and service-based organizations including: The Latin American Youth Center, Centroid, Central American Resource Center (CAREEN), and the Shaw/ ColumbiaHeights Family and Community Support Collaborative, all located along the 14th St. and Columbia Road corridor.
Located next door to the Mexican Cultural Institute is the former residence of the Ambassador of Spain. The Spanish Embassy is working to adapt the former residence as a cultural facility.
Banneker Community Center (2011)In 2010, Washington Parks and People purchased the land between houses on 11th and Sherman Avenue in northwest D.C. near El Church, Red Rocks Pizza and Meridian Pint and created a community garden. The lot was purchased for $1 after Washington Parks and People worked tirelessly to remove the numerous liens on the property.
The ColumbiaHeights Green continues to be supported by Washington Parks and People. The garden was originally designed for individual plots, but is now set up with community beds.
The 1993 film In the Line of Fire features a scene where a call from John Malkovich's character is traced to a building on Park Road. When Clint Eastwood's character and other police officers arrive at the street, they spot Markovic walking past the Old ColumbiaHeights Firehouse and a chase ensues.
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