The first stands in front of the old City Hall in Downtown Washington, and the second, on Capitol Hill in Lincoln Park, was paid for by donations solely from former slaves.Area District, 68 square miles (176 square km).
Dupont Circle The Dupont Circle neighbourhood is situated northeast of Georgetown and surrounds Dupont Circle, a park centred at the intersection of five streets: Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts avenues and 19th and P streets.Northeast The Northeast section of Washington features residential neighbourhoods that were established in the 19th century.Forty years later the port town was included in the parcel of land transferred by Maryland to become part of the District of Columbia.
After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, two outdoor statues were quickly erected to honour the slain president.Streets running north-south are numbered, and streets running east-west are lettered.By the mid-20th century it had become a predominately African American neighbourhood.
After the Civil War, thousands of newly free blacks, along with newly arrived European immigrants, settled in Southwest, where hundreds of small row houses were built.Amenities in Southwest include the waterfront, which boasts a lively seafood market and a marina filled with small yachts and houseboats, several restaurants, and the Arena Stage theatre.
The role Washington plays as the capital of the United States often overshadows its lively local history and its complex political, economic, and social issues.Its restaurants, music venues, and unique shops have made Adams-Morgan one.C.s most popular and eclectic neighbourhoods.Two factors strongly influenced LEnfants imagination as he planned the capital city: his understanding of 18th-century Baroque landscape architecture and his familiarity with the city of Paris and the grounds of Versailles.