Hub, Home, Heart
Follow the tracks of history through the working-class neighborhoods that formed around Washington's Union Station. Take in the Beaux-Arts grandeur of Union Station and the National Postal Museum, then wind your way through the row houses that sheltered railroad porters and engineers, community and spiritual leaders, and immigrant entrepreneurs. See the place where the football huddle was invented and witness H Street's most recent renewal, spurred by the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
Each painting below represents one of the stops on the Greater H Street Heritage Trail. Click to see larger versions and full descriptions of what bit of history inspired each painting.
There are 18 stops on the Greater H Street 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.