Mural in Adams Morgan

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Photographic image of a mural hanging on the end property at 1824 Columbia Road Northwest in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. taken on May 4, 1994.
The mural features imagery of the Statue of Liberty, the Capitol and images of nature juxtaposed with images of the city. Behind the painting, there is a ghost sign featuring a faded hand painted white sign that says "Menchini's Califlorida Fruit Shop". This building has historically housed Latin stores. In 1964, Hierberto Gonzalez opened the first Americana Grocery, a regional Latin grocery store in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This building later housed Image Hair Salon, a Dominican hair salon. Adams Morgan is a part of Ward 1, located in Northwest Washington, D.C. According to 1990 census data, Ward 1 had a population that was 18% Latino and 60% Black Non-Hispanic. This is the highest percentage of Latinos in Washington, D.C. and one of the most diverse wards in Washington, D.C. at the time.
Cite as
Black Mosaic Research Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, MRC-777 1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020 (tel. 202.633.4853, fax 202.287.2422) Consult archivist by appointment
Local number
ACMA S000016
Hispanic Americans
Anacostia Community Museum
Dorwin, Harold
Mural painting and decoration
Public art
Washington (D.C.)
Physical description
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Slides (photographs)