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Carver Langston Community Profile

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History and/or Description of Community

is a cluster of two neighborhoods, Carver and Langston, just south of the United States National Arboretum in Northeast Washington, D.C. The two neighborhoods are most often referred to as one, because they are two small triangular neighborhoods that together form a square of land on the western bank of the Anacostia River. Technically under the jurisdiction of the Kingman Park Civic Association, Carver and Langston are nonetheless separate from that neighborhood.

Carver is the smaller and northernmost neighborhood of the two, bordered by Bladensburg Road to the west, M Street NE to the north, and Maryland Avenue to the southeast. Langston is bordered by Maryland Avenue to the northwest, 22nd and 26th Streets NE to the east, and Benning Road to the south. Directly east of the neighborhood on the very edge of the river is the Langston Golf Course, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the first course in the United States to allow blacks; boxing champion Joe Louis was one of its most frequent visitors.

Carver is named after George Washington Carver, a famous Black inventor. Langston Terrace is named after John Mercer Langston who served as the first Black American to serve in the United States Congress. Langston Terrace is famous because it is Washington D.C.'s city's first federally-funded public housing program to be built in 1938. Interestingly, the housisng projects were explicitly designed for African American residents since the District was rigidly segregated at the time.

Carver Langston is a middle-income residential neighborhood populated by retirees, families, and renters.

The area's main retail center is Hechinger Mall and the entire area is part of Ward 5.

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