Did you know that:

-The CodMother is my favorite U street bar to go for chill company, good music, good people, sexy underground hidden entrance for cool people ONLY, a fun school teacher chalk board i love to draw on, and tasty food? **** just a recommendation!

-Ben Ali way was named after the owner of Ben’s chili bowl—one of the oldest building to have survived the 1968 dc riots and metro reconstruction—-thanks to Bill Cosby
-U street was the hot spot for African Americans, black business owners, and jazzy juicy culture that is far more interesting than anything in the white part of town

-On this street there is a Rue Reformer Building—G Byron Peck’s mural of Duck Ellingtown with his profile and piano keys—its hot. its colorful-you gotta see it

-Duke Ellington lived on 13th street between S and T street DUKE ELLINGTON
-U street was called “BLACK BROADWAY” back in the day –by Pearl Bailey
-after the riots —U and 14th street was the Epicenter for drug traffiking crack whores, violence, guns, roses, cocaine, heroin, and people watching


Other things that are not AS interesting but still interesting are the following:
-U Street was developed between 1862 and 1900—victorian era neighborhood made of row houses starts from 9th street to 18th street
-Commercially significant when a street carline was developed in the early 20th century
-Predominately white and middle class until 1900’s
-Became segregated in the 1900’s
-Cities most important concentration for entertainment, and business operated by Africans Americans
-1900’s till 1920—home to nations largest African community “known as “black broadway coined by Pearl Bailey singer
-Lincoln theater 1921 located at 1215  on U street is next to Ben’s Chili Bowl and Duke Ellington played there
-Neighborhoood began to decline after MLK was assassinated in 1968
-intersection of 14 and U was the epicenter of violence and destruction—-during 1968 dc RIOTS
-Drug trafficking rose in 1970’s
-Everyone was in the street in a carnival like atmosphere waiting for drug shipments to arrive
-U street is the center of music scene- Bohemian Caverns, Velvet Lounge, JAZZ erwherrr


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