Banneker Recreation Center

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Banneker Recreation Center
Banneker Rec Center DC.jpg
Banneker Recreation Center is located in Washington, D.C.
Banneker Recreation Center
Location 2500 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°55′20″N 77°1′25″W / 38.92222°N 77.02361°W / 38.92222; -77.02361Coordinates: 38°55′20″N 77°1′25″W / 38.92222°N 77.02361°W / 38.92222; -77.02361
Built 1934
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 86000876[1]
Added to NRHP April 28, 1986

Banneker Recreation Center is an historic structure located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The building was built in 1934 and was named for Benjamin Banneker, a free African American who assisted in the survey of boundaries of the original District of Columba in 1791. It was known as a premier African American recreation center in the city.[2] It was listed on the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites in 1985 and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[3][4][1] The structure currently houses the Banneker Community Center, a unit of the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Banneker Recreation Center". National Trust for Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  3. ^ "District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites". DC Preservation. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  4. ^ Friedlander, Bernice; Bowers, Martha: Louis Berger & Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C. (1984-08-31). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Banneker Recreation Center" (pdf). United States Department of the Interior: National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  5. ^ "Banneker Community Center". District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation. Archived from the original on 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2012-09-11.