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...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #DCDC316650

$339,900 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...

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

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #DCDC365660

$509,900 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...

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

NEW Photo of Listing #DCDC420208

$549,999 Active

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

Residential

1125 12th St Nw #b1, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC420208

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.

Welcome This Boutique Condominium Just One Bloc...

NEW Photo of Listing #DCDC423610

$559,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 650 ft²

Residential

1410 12th St Nw #4, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC423610

Welcome This Boutique Condominium Just One Block From Logan Circle. Floor To Ceiling Windows Ensure Ample Natural Light, Showcasing Hardwood Floors And High Ceilings. The Open Kitchen Boasts Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertops, And An Island/b...

Stunning And Spacious One Bedroom + Office At T...

Photo of Listing #DCDC398792

$639,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • Baths
  • 914 ft²

Residential

910 M St Nw #123, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC398792

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 Kitchen That Includes Stainless Steel Applia...

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

Photo of Listing #1000486766

$699,900 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 ...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #DCDC287892

$719,900 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. ...

Bring Your Grand Piano!small Boutique Building ...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #DCDC402526

$825,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 1,308 ft²

Residential

1125 11th St Nw #501, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC402526

Bring Your Grand Piano!small Boutique Building Only Four Units On The Floor, Direct Elevator Access,oversized Corner Unit With North And West Exposures, West Facing Living Room With Dramatic Floor To Ceiling Windows And Private Balcony ! Eco-chic Boutique ...

Lives Like A House Without The Worry Of House M...

Photo of Listing #DCDC403054

$839,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 1,235 ft²

Residential

751 P St Nw #6, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC403054

Lives Like A House Without The Worry Of House Maintenance! This Gorgeous 2013 Construction 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath Two Story Condo Is In The Heart Of Historic Shaw - Everything You Need Is Within Steps Of Your Front Door. Entertain Seamlessly Between Your Ch...

Light Filled Luxury At The Whitman!! Rare And E...

Photo of Listing #DCDC418542

$975,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,326 ft²

Residential

910 M St Nw #601, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC418542

Light Filled Luxury At The Whitman!! Rare And Expansive 1,300+ Square Foot Condo With Upgrades Galore Awaits.this Luxury Condo Features Maple Hardwood Floors Throughout, Gourmet Kitchen With High End Appliances, Gorgeous Granite Counters, A Massive Living R...

$100k Price Reduction! Calling All Investors, D...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #DCDC421386

$1,849,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 3,300 ft²

Residential

1407 10th St Nw, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC421386

$100k Price Reduction! Calling All Investors, Developers, End Users! Fully Permitted Two-unit Site In The Heart Of Logan/shaw. Unit A Will Feature 4-br/4.5-ba On 4 Levels, 2000+ Sqft, Unit B Will Feature 3-br/3.5-ba On 3 Levels, 1500+ Sqft. Both Units Have ...

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