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

28 Properties
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Open 12/4
1425 11th St NW #102 Washington, DC 20001
$454,000
Neighborhood: Old City #2
1
Beds
1
Baths
728
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
22
Days on Site
DCDC2074912
MLS
Welcome to 1425 11th St NW #102 – perfectly located near Logan Circle, between several metro station and near bus lines, and all the shopping and conveniences the area has to offer! This smaller,...
$475,000
Condo: Old City 2
1
Beds
1
Baths
750
Sq.Ft.
1921
Year Built
92
Days on Site
DCDC2062314
MLS
PRICE IMPROVED!! Located on the second floor of this boutique townhouse condominium, the fabulous contemporary one bedroom is designed for entertaining and located in the heart of Logan/Shaw. Suited...
$479,900
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
1
Beds
1
Baths
1900
Year Built
81
Days on Site
DCDC2066760
MLS
Delivering NOW! 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...
$490,000
Neighborhood: Old City #2
1
Beds
1
Baths
735
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
43
Days on Site
DCDC2072270
MLS
Welcome to The Whitman, a sought-after, superiorly designed condominium which is located between the Convention Center and Blagden Alley, one block from the Mt Vernon Square METRO line, walking...
$499,000
Neighborhood: Shaw
1
Beds
1
Baths
520
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
102
Days on Site
DCDC2063852
MLS
There's plenty of room for all your Holiday cooking and baking in this Penthouse Pied-de-Terre at 10Eleven! REDUCED TO OWN AT $499,000. OR LEASE FOR $2750. MO. INCLUDING UTILITIES in this amenity...
$514,900
Neighborhood: Logan/Shaw
1
Beds
1
Baths
740
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
2
Days on Site
DCDC2065856
MLS
Convenient city living at its best! Welcome to this beautiful one-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium in a premier Shaw contemporary high-rise sandwiched between Logan Circle and City Center. This...
$589,900
Neighborhood: Logan/Shaw
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
905
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
149
Days on Site
DCDC2057656
MLS
Price Reduced and the Seller is motivated! The Whitman, perenially one of the hottest buildings in The District, has a private and quiet unit available and waiting for you! This one bedroom, den, 1.5...
Open 12/4
1419 10th St NW #1 Washington, DC 20001
$649,900
Neighborhood: Old City #2
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,050
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
25
Days on Site
DCDC2073772
MLS
Gorgeous new construction 3 unit Rowhouse in Logan Circle / Shaw. This lower floor unit offers 1,050 SF of living space featuring 2 Bedrooms and 2 full Baths. Beautiful designer finishes make every...
Open 12/4
1419 10th St NW #2 Washington, DC 20001
$689,900
Neighborhood: Old City #2
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,050
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
25
Days on Site
DCDC2073766
MLS
Gorgeous new construction 3 unit Rowhouse in Logan Circle / Shaw. This main floor unit offers 1,050 SF of living space with abundance of natural light, featuring 2 Bedrooms and 2 full Baths....
$698,750
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
1
Beds
1
Baths
789
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
85
Days on Site
DCDC2066308
MLS
The ultimate in contemporary sophistication awaits in ths spacious 1BR+Den/1BA condo with enormous 180-SF private outdoor patio in the heart of Logan Circle. Gorgeous wide-plank hardwood flooring and...
$699,900
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
971
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
66
Days on Site
DCDC2069190
MLS
Delivering NOW!! 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...
$750,000
Neighborhood: Shaw
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,005
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
225
Days on Site
DCDC2046016
MLS
Stunning 2 Bed, 2 Bath condominium located in DC’s hip and trendy Shaw/Logan Circle neighborhood. The luxe 10Eleven Condo is a sought-after boutique building with upscale amenities that include an...

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