The Rise and Fall and Rise of Columbia Heights

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.

tivoli theaterIn this lecture, Brian Kraft will present a sweeping view of the history of Columbia Heights that mirrors the history of Urban America. He will trace the neighborhood's beginnings, physical development, demographic upheavals, and recent resurgence, with maps, photos, and other images.

Know Your Neighborhood is an ongoing series of programs exploring the history of D.C. neighborhoods, a collaboration between DC Public Library's Washingtoniana Division and neighborhood libraries.
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Photo courtesy of Washingtoniana Historic Image Collection.