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

20 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

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

Photo of Listing #DCDC431054

$309,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 419 ft²

Residential

1125 12th St Nw #71, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC431054

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 ...

This Spacious Condo Has Hardwood Floors, Natura...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #DCDC429978

$349,500 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 557 ft²

Residential

1115 12th St Nw #304, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC429978

This Spacious Condo Has Hardwood Floors, Natural Light And Open Living/dining Space. The Updated Kitchen Has Granite Countertops And Good Cabinet Space. The Bedroom Is Spacious With Two Closets. Recently Upgraded Heating And Airconditioning System, New N...

Beautiful Condo Located In The Highly Sought Af...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #DCDC427056

$399,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 667 ft²

Residential

1115 12th St Nw #601, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC427056

Beautiful Condo Located In The Highly Sought After Logan Circle! This Location Offers A Tree Lined, Walkable Neighborhood Close To Plenty Of Restaurants And Shopping. Open Living And Dining Space, In-building Laundry And An Elevator. The Natural Light In Th...

Located In The Eleven Condominium Building, Thi...

Photo of Listing #DCDC436766

$450,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 581 ft²

Residential

1111 11th St Nw #102, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC436766

Located In The Eleven Condominium Building, This Stylish 1-bed, 1-bath Features 581 Square Feet Of Open Living, A Huge Kitchen With Ample Granite Counter Tops And Storage, Bamboo Hardwood Flooring, Large Bright Windows, Abundant Closets, Washer/dryer In Uni...

**rare 740 Square Foot 1 Bedroom + Den Unit In ...

NEW Photo of Listing #DCDC439186

$529,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 740 ft²

Residential

1120 Rhode Island Ave Nw #1, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC439186

**rare 740 Square Foot 1 Bedroom + Den Unit In The Heart Of Logan Circle** Victorian Building W/ Stunning Architectural Design * Plentiful Natural Light * Modern Kitchen W/ High End Stainless Steel Appliances, 42 Inch Cabinets, Extensive Carrera Marble Isla...

Prime Logan Circle Location Plus Parking! Spect...

Photo of Listing #DCDC437180

$549,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 704 ft²

Residential

1201 N St Nw #e, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC437180

Prime Logan Circle Location Plus Parking! Spectacular Sun Drenched South Facing One Br Unit On 2 Levels That Lives Like A House! You'll Love The Glowing Wood Floors, Wood Burning Fireplace, Wide Windows, High Ceilings, Crown Moldings, Capacious Closets And ...

New Construction - Perla Condominiums Feature B...

Photo of Listing #DCDC436562

$594,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 755 ft²

Residential

810 O St Nw #308, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC436562

New Construction - Perla Condominiums Feature Breathtaking Views, A Full-time Concierge, An Elegant Lobby Lounge, A Skytop Suite, And A Pet-friendly Atmosphere. Residences Highlight Wide-plank French Oak Hardwood Floors, Floor-to-ceiling Windows, And Graci...

Open Sunday 2-4! Wow! 2 (legit) Br 2.5ba Flat B...

Photo of Listing #DCDC100271

$599,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 858 ft²

Residential

1514 8th St Nw #2, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC100271

Open Sunday 2-4! Wow! 2 (legit) Br 2.5ba Flat Basically Brand New W/ Wood Floors, Chef's Kitchen W/ Plentiful Cabinets & Bar, Sumptuous Marble Baths, Good Closets, Nice Light & Flow Throughout. Price For Features & Location Is Tough To Beat! This Is The Per...

Amazing Location!! Spacious 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroo...

Photo of Listing #DCDC436614

$674,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,191 ft²

Residential

806 Rhode Island Ave Nw #1, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC436614

Amazing Location!! Spacious 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1,191 Sf Condo In The Heart Of Shaw. Across The Street From The Shaw Metro And Steps To Dacha Beer Garden & O Street Market. A Few Blocks To The Shopping, Dining, And Nightlife Of The 14th Street And U Street...

Beautiful Two Bed Two Bath W/parking In The Hea...

Photo of Listing #DCDC437460

$729,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 990 ft²

Residential

1221 12th St Nw #3, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC437460

Beautiful Two Bed Two Bath W/parking In The Heart Of Logan Circle. Gourmet Kitchen W/42 Inch Cabinets, Granite Counters, Gas Cooking W/an Exterior Exhaust System. Soaring 10 Ft Coffered Ceilings And Restored Original Hardwood Floors Throughout Residence. ...

The Standard Eleven Condominium 2br/2ba With Pa...

Photo of Listing #DCDC437700

$789,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 951 ft²

Residential

1109 M St Nw #6, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC437700

The Standard Eleven Condominium 2br/2ba With Parking Located In Logan Circle/shaw. Open Plan, High-end Kitchen With Pantry Closet, Carrera Marble Countertop, Bosch Appliances, Waterworks Fixtures And Subway Tile. Minutes Away From 9th And 14th Street Resta...

924 O Street Is An Old-style Carriage House, On...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #DCDC429476

$825,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,475 ft²

Residential

924 O St Nw, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC429476

924 O Street Is An Old-style Carriage House, On A Charming, Old-city Alley ~ Naylor Court ~ Just One Block From The Convention Center In Downtown Washington, D.c. First Time Offered. Original Condition ~ Walls, Roof, Etc., Never Remodeled. Believed To Be Th...

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