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Logan Circle

Logan Circle is a traffic circle park, neighborhood, and historic district within the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. The mostly residential area is comprised of the two sections that are historic, buildings that are listed as part of the National Register of Historic Places, and other sites that are designated D.C. Historic Landmarks. Vermont Avenue NW, Rhode Island Avenue NW, 13th Street NW, and P Street NW meet at the center of the circle. An equestrian statue named Major General John A. Logan stands in the center. It is the only central circular downtown that is entirely residential.


The park was initially called Iowa Circle; Congress renamed the park in the year 1930 in memory the memory of John A. Logan, Commanding officer in the Army of Tennessee during the Civil War, Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and U.S. representative, and senator for the state of Illinois who resided on the fourth floor at Logan Circle. In the middle of the circle is Major General John A. Logan, a horse-mounted statue of Logan designed by Franklin Simmons and a bronze statue base that was created in the style of architect Richard Morris Hunt. On the morning of April 9th, 1901, the 25-foot (7.6 meters) monument was inaugurated by President William McKinley, Senator Chauncey Depew, and general Grenville M. Dodge.

In the 2000s, the area was transformed, and the cost of housing dramatically increased as abandoned buildings were demolished or renovated. The commercial corridors between 14th Street and P street saw significant rejuvenation. They are now home to a range of eateries, retailers and art galleries, live theatre and nightlife venues like Number Nine and Trade, and gay bars that cater to the growing neighborhood’s LGBT population. EZ Bed Bug Exterminator Washington DC


Logan Circle Historic District Logan Circle Historic District is an eight-block area around the circle. It contains 135 residences built in the late 19th century, designed primarily within architectural styles such as the Late Victorian and Richardsonian Romanesque styles of architecture. The district was included in the National Register of Historic Places on June 30, 1972.

The Inventory of the District of Columbia of Historic Sites comprises a variety of locations located in Logan Circle, which are not included in the National Register of Historic Places. They have the former homes of Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace, the famous creator of the United House of Prayer For All People; John A. Lankford who was the very pioneering African American architect in Washington, Columbia.; Belford Lawson, Jr., principal attorney in the critical trial of New Negro Alliance v. Sanitary Grocery Co.; Alain LeRoy Locke, the first African American Rhodes Scholar and an essential character during the Harlem Renaissance; Mary Jane Patterson who was the one of the first African American women to earn an undergraduate degree; Ella Watson, subject of the famous photograph by Gordon Parks American Gothic, Washington, CO. Also, James Lesesne Wells, a noted graphic artist who was a long-time art teacher for Howard University.

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