Shaw Historic District

Posted by Mark Washburn on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 8:28am.



Unlike typical neighborhoods in DC, Shaw was not planned by developers who built identical row houses; instead Shaw was established by individual residents who built their own single homes of frame and brick, which were later filled in with other small rows of homes built by developers.  Development of Shaw began in the 1860s along the 7th and 9th Street, NW, streetcar lines.  Shaw was originally an economically diverse and ethnic neighborhood home to European immigrants and free African Americans and after the Civil War by many southern freed men coming to cities to look for work.  In the mid-20th century, the name Shaw defined the area around Shaw Junior High School.

The Shaw neighborhood is developed along 7th Street up to Florida Avenue and the popular U Street Corridor.  7th Street, NW, the heart of the community, served as Shaw’s business and social center, aided by streetcar lines.  It remains a strong community with residences, churches, and unique commercial architecture.  Because of its unique housing development history and architecture, DC formally recognized Shaw in 1999 as a historic district.  The boundaries are L Street north to Rhode Island Avenue and 11th Street east to 7th Street, NW.  The Shaw district also includes the Blagden Alley/Naylor Court Historic District.  Among the people who called Shaw home were prominent African Americans like Duke Ellington, Carter G. Woodson, and Langston Hughes.

Following the unrest and struggles of Shaw after the 1968 riots, the 1990s brought revitalization and gentrification to the neighborhood and Shaw has become a vibrant and charming community in DC in the past decade.  New businesses have sprung up to cater to neighbors and visitors.  Abandoned homes and buildings have been renovated.  Developers have invested millions of dollars for new construction projects and new amenities that have drawn in new residents and new businesses.  Convenient and plentiful public transportation has made Shaw very accessible.  Two Metro lines—the Green and Yellow lines---run through Shaw, numerous bus lines and several Capitol Bikeshare stations are located in the neighborhood, which has easy access to I-395.

Shaw Historic District Property Listings

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Sunny And Spacious 1 Bedroom Pied A Terre In Th...

Photo of Listing #DCDC316650

$349,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 419 ft²

Residential

1125 12th St Nw #71, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC316650

Sunny And Spacious 1 Bedroom Pied A Terre In The Heart Of Dc-close To 12th Street And Super Hip Logan Circle. Full Kitchen With A Granite Bar, Beautiful Cabinets And In Unit Washer/dryer Combo. Beautiful, Hardwood Floors, Freshly Painted With Tons Of Light...

Welcome To This Bright, Spacious 1 Bedroom, 1 B...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #DCDC309936

$464,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 674 ft²

Residential

1117 10th St Nw #809, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC309936

Welcome To This Bright, Spacious 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condo In Mount Vernon Triangle/shaw. You Can Walk To Just About Everything!once Inside This Quiet, Friendly Building, Grill Out With Friends And Enjoy The Views Of The City On The Roof Deck, Or Entertain Ar...

Modern One Bedroom, One Bathroom Unit Located I...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #DCDC365660

$550,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 590 ft²

Residential

1311 13th St Nw #402, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC365660

Modern One Bedroom, One Bathroom Unit Located In The Heart Of Logan Circle. High-end Finishes Include Wide Plank Flooring, Bosch Stainless Steel Appliances, High Gloss Caesarstone Quartz Countertops. Elfa Closet System In Master Closet And Tv In Living Room...

This Unit Has Everything On A Dc Buyers Wish Li...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #DCDC308474

$559,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 1,000 ft²

Residential

1404 11th St Nw #102, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC308474

This Unit Has Everything On A Dc Buyers Wish List: Newer Building (built In 1998), Gated And Secure Parking Lot With One Assigned Parking Spot, Full Sized Washer/dryer In Unit, Less Than 2 Blocks From Logan Circle, Patio Level With Private Outdoor Space, G...

Beautifully Renovated Downtown Dc Condo*corner ...

Photo of Listing #DCDC364826

$579,800 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,086 ft²

Residential

1115 12th St Nw #t3, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC364826

Beautifully Renovated Downtown Dc Condo*corner Building Right Off Massachusetts Ave**steps From Logan Circle, City Center, Convention Center, And Chinatown! Large 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Unit Sits On An Open Floor Plan With Over 1000 Sqft Of Exquisite Updates...

Sleek, Modern And Bright Corner Unit W/ Garage ...

Photo of Listing #DCDC364860

$615,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 978 ft²

Residential

1117 10th St Nw #611, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC364860

Sleek, Modern And Bright Corner Unit W/ Garage Space, Extra Storage & Balcony , 3 Blocks To Mt Vernon Convention Center Metro, Minutes To The Most Vibrant And Hip Areas In The City: Logan Circle, City Center, Blagden Alley And Shaw; Can~t Get Better Than A ...

Open House Sat & Sun 2/23 & 2/24 2-4pm! Stunnin...

NEW Photo of Listing #DCDC398792

$639,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • Baths
  • 914 ft²

Residential

910 M St Nw #123, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC398792

Open House Sat & Sun 2/23 & 2/24 2-4pm! Stunning And Spacious One Bedroom + Office At The Whitman In Mount Vernon Triangle! This Modern Home Is Over 900 Square Feet Spread Out Over Two Levels. The Main Floor Features Open Concept Living With A Gorgeous Kitc...

Fantastic New Price For This Fresh, Spacious 3 ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #DCDC308898

$639,999 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 1,044 ft²

Residential

1125 12th St Nw #b1, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC308898

Fantastic New Price For This Fresh, Spacious 3 Br., 2 Ba W/ Updated Kitchen And Living Room, Located In A Beautifully Maintained, Pet Friendly Bldg. Right In The Heart Of 12th St. Near Logan Circle. All Marble Flooring With Hi-flow Lights.

Refreshed Condo. New Price. Close To All That T...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1000486766

$700,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,185 ft²

Residential

1124 10th St Nw #ta, Washington, DC

MLS® #1000486766

Refreshed Condo. New Price. Close To All That The City Center Offers - Metro, Work, Art Galleries, Music - Yet, Private And Serene. New Recessed Lighting In A New Coffered Ceiling - A Must See. In The 1920s, When Architect David L. Stern Was Active In Desig...

This One Bedroom And Den Lives Like A True Two ...

Photo of Listing #DCDC287892

$724,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 985 ft²

Residential

1117 10th St Nw #602, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC287892

This One Bedroom And Den Lives Like A True Two Bedroom, Offering Two Full Baths & Two Parking Spaces! Half A Block South Of Blagden Alley On A Quiet, Tree Lined Street Is Quincy Court, A Modern Condominium Building That Straddles Two Sides Of The District. ...

Open Sun 2/24 2-4pm. The One You've Waited For...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #DCDC310382

$729,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,190 ft²

Residential

1117 10th St Nw #701, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC310382

Open Sun 2/24 2-4pm. The One You've Waited For - The Full Package With 2 Car Parking/balcony/xtra Storage. Modern City Flat In The Heart Of Mount Vernon Square - Located Between Upscale City Center + Hip Blagden Alley. Luminous Corner 2 Bed + 2 Bath With ...

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