DC’s Shaw Neighborhood Facts Quiz- Know More about Washington D.C
Eliza | 22 - 12 - 2020
Updated: December 22, 2020 11:00 pm IST
Washington D.C is not just the capital of the United States but it’s also famous for its historical places and happenings. This quiz consists of all interesting facts about Washington D.C from its name origin to theatre, monuments, and D.C streets. We have clubbed several facts to test your knowledge. Discover more about the iconic DC’s Shaw neighborhood facts. Play our fun and informative quiz now!
1. When Was Phyllis Wheatly(Ymca) Established?
Phyllis Wheatly was established in the year 1905 by African American women Phyllis Wheatly. For over 100 years, the YMCA provided education, employment, and other services to the residents of Shaw neighborhood.
2. Where Is Columbia Heights Located in Washington, D.C?
Columbia Heights is a neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. In the 19th century, Columbia Heights was farmland with few houses but now is one of DC’s most densely populated neighborhoods.
3. Who Built the African American Civil War Museum in 1997?
African American civil war museum was built by Frank Smith Jr in the Shaw area. This museum was built to Celebrate 200,000 African-American who served in the U.S army during the civil war.
4. Hillcrest, One of the Famous Neighborhoods in D.C Was Founded By?
Colonel Arthur E. Randle was a late nineteenth and early twentieth-century real estate developer, he was renowned for building the congress heights neighborhood which was built before Hillcrest.
5. Shaw (Washington, D.C) Is Named After?
Shaw is named after Colonel Robert Gould Shaw who was an American officer who led the 54th Massachusetts volunteer infantry, Which was the first black unit during the civil war.
6. Shaw Neighborhood Which Is Located in U Street Corridor, Famously Known As?
Black Broadway was the developing center of African-American culture during the 1900 and 1960s. This area gave birth to some of America’s most influential black leaders and intellectuals.
7. Which Is the Oldest Theatre in the Shaw Neighborhood?
Howard Theatre is the oldest theatre in the Shaw neighborhood which was designed by architect j. Edward Stork and it's one of the oldest theatre in Shaw neighborhood
8. When Was Lincoln Temple Church Built?
Lincoln church was built in the year 1928 by architect Howard Wright Culter. This church has been a place for many significant historical events in the Shaw community.
9. Adams Morgan Is Named after Two segregated______
Adams Morgan is named from two formerly segregated area elementary schools. Where
White attended John Quincy Adams and the black attended Thomas P. Morgan later clubbed together.
10. Park View School Was Designed by_______ in 1916
Park view school was designed by architect Snowden Ashford. This school was founded to serve the shaw community’s children.
11. Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Is Bounded by _____ Park
Rock creek park built-in 1890 is one of the famous parks in the Shaw neighborhood. Rock creek park is twice the size of central park.
12. Pleasant Plains Are Largely Occupied by _______ University?
Pleasant plains is situated in the Northwest quadrant are largely occupied by Howard university so it is popularly known also called Howard town.
13. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center Is ____ Million-Square-Foot Convention Center
The Washington convention center opened in 2003 is a 2.3 million square feet convention center and the old center was imploded in 2004.
14. ____ Alphabet Street is missing in Washington D.C.
It is said that in the 18th-century people were confused between the two alphabets ‘I’ & ‘J’ whereas some say a dispute with John Jay made designer Pierre Charles skip the alphabet ‘J’.
15. Robert Gould Shaw Died at the Age Of____?
Robert Gould Shaw died at the age of 25. He and 272 of his troops were killed in the second battle of Fort Wagner in 1863.