Shaw Historic District



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

Shaw Historic District Homes For Sale

24 Properties
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$384,000
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
1
Beds
1
Baths
683
Sq.Ft.
1926
Year Built
41
Days on Site
DCDC2050638
MLS
Lovely building and fantastic property! This bright, charming, large one-bedroom condo has desired south-facing city views. A large foyer and wood floors welcome you into this delightful unit. The...
$429,000
Neighborhood: Old City #2
1
Beds
1
Baths
600
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
6
Days on Site
DCDC2055022
MLS
Looking for your own outdoor space and a convenient downtown location? This beautiful one-bedroom condo is perfect for you! This unit features a spacious combination living/dining area terrific for...
$469,900
Neighborhood: None Available
1
Beds
1
Baths
708
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
49
Days on Site
DCDC2047762
MLS
Motivated seller! Bring your buyers! Bright and spacious 1 BD/1BA condo with parking in the desirable Whitman Condominiums. This lovely western facing unit features gorgeous sunlight, newly...
$500,000
Neighborhood: Washington DC
1
Beds
1
Baths
735
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
12
Days on Site
DCDC2053978
MLS
NEW LISTING! This sparkling one-bedroom, one-bathroom light-filled luxury condo is located in the hotel-inspired building the Whitman. The building exudes elegance with a 24-hour concierge/security...
$525,000
Neighborhood: Old City #2
1
Beds
1
Baths
617
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
DCDC2055324
MLS
The Eleven Condominium in Northwest Washington's Mt Vernon Square is perfectly located between Logan Circle and Convention Center. This 1 bedroom has one of the largest private patios in the...
$550,000
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,053
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
27
Days on Site
DCDC2052768
MLS
Sold AS-IS! Great Opportunity to Own this 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Condo In Logan Circle. 1 Parking Spot in Fenced Parking Lot Behind Building. Waiting for your Finishing Touches. Logan Circle is home to...
$569,900
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
1
Beds
1
Baths
1900
Year Built
13
Days on Site
DCDC2055036
MLS
Introducing Juliet, luxury developer PTBlooms's newest boutique residence in sought after Logan Circle! Offering 10 one and two-bedroom condominiums, including two penthouses with private roof...
$599,999
Neighborhood: Logan/Shaw
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
878
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC2055536
MLS
Across from popular Blagden Alley, this one bedroom, den, 1.5 bath unit is now available at the popular Whitman Condominium. The apartment features large rooms, hardwood floors in the living areas...
$638,500
Neighborhood: Old City #2
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,044
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
14
Days on Site
DCDC2054866
MLS
Motivated Seller, Bring buyers to this rare 1 Bedroom plus den, 1.5 Bath condo offers open concept living, vaulted ceilings, outside patio, garage parking, secure storage (6X8) and perfectly located...
$679,900
Neighborhood: Logan/Shaw
2
Beds
2
Baths
880
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC2056384
MLS
Modern lines and classic details are the hallmarks of this luxury condo in one of DC's finest luxury buildings, 10Eleven, ideally located between Logan Circle, Shaw and City Center. The open concept...
$749,000
Neighborhood: Shaw
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,050
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
2
Days on Site
DCDC2053008
MLS
Bold and modern new-construction condo in Shaw! First floor unit offering 2BD, 2BA, totaling 920 sq ft. Finishes of home are simply jaw dropping as you’ll notice no detail was left untouched by...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,173
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
16
Days on Site
DCDC2043344
MLS
Major Price Improvement! Welcome to 1229 12th Street NW, unit #104 located in Logan Circle. This luxurious 2 level condominium has an impressive private entrance with a front porch. Inside you are...

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