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George Washington University Students' Presentation on Metro and Revitalization of Anacostia

Catalog Data

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Subject:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Kinard, John 1936-1989  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  Search this
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Physical description:
2 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Circa 1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and content of recording.
The collection, Community Documentation: George Washington University Students Metro Project, contains video recordings of presentations given by George Washington University graduate students on the Metro alignment in Southeast Washington. The students' project involved planning for the opening of the Branch Avenue Metro (then scheduled to open in 1978) by working with the community to make adjustments to the existing transit plan, including implementing bus routes that would feed into the metro system and planning for economic development around the Metro.
Research conducted and presented by graduate students in the Urban Regional Study Department of George Washington University. Department Head at George Washington University: Dorn C. McGrath.
Summary:
Graduate students from the Urban Regional Study Department of George Washington University present their research findings and recommendations regarding D.C. metro expansion and revitalization to the Anacostia community. Their studies and presentation consist of current transportation options and proposed metro stop options within Anacostia; regional impact study, including potential tax revenue, traffic flow, and environmental impact; potential for economic development, including current commercial and parking situation; commercial feasibility study, including discussions on zoning and commercial development; revitalization of Cedar Hill and Anacostia, and impact of metro stop near Frederick Douglass Home; and potential development around Frederick Douglass Home. During and after presentations, Anacostia community members ask questions and address their concerns. They also discuss ways to use the research to persuade metro (WMATA) to change metro line which currently goes out to Suitland Parkway.
Presentation and discussion. Part of Community Documentation: George Washington University Students Metro Project. AV000824, AV003183, and AV000783: three different groups of students presenting. Undated.
Cite as:
George Washington University Students' Presentation on Metro and Revitalization of Anacostia, Record Group 09-025, 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) ACMarchives@si.edu Consult archivist by appointment
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Community development, Urban  Search this
City planning  Search this
Social history  Search this
Local number:
ACMA AV000824
ACMA AV003183
ACMA AV000783
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
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Community Documentation: George Washington University Students Metro Project
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_379524