Lift Every Voice
Georgia Avenue once was known as the Seventh Street Turnpike. It was built to extend Seventh Street, which started at Washington's Southwest wharves, ran to its main market square Downtown, and continued to where, until 1871, the city ended: Boundary Street, today's Florida Avenue. The turnpike ran deep into Maryland, and carried farmers to markets, Civil War soldiers to battle, and President Lincoln to his summer home.
Each painting below represents one of the stops on the Georgia Avenue/Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail. Click to see larger versions and full descriptions of what bit of history inspired each painting.
There are 19 stops on the Georgia Avenue Heritage Trail. Dana Ellyn is working towards creating a painting for every stop. Please check back often to see the newest paintings and learn a new bit of DC history with each visit!
Learn more about the Neighborhood Heritage Trails on the Cultural Tourism DC website.