Washington Heights Historic District
The Washington Heights Historic District is located in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D. C.. The historic district includes 347 contributing properties that date from 1891-1950, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The area was platted in 1888 and building construction began in 1891, it became a streetcar suburb along Washington's original city limits. The first streetcar was a horse-drawn line that terminated at Florida Avenues; the area's growth intensified when electric streetcars were built on 18th Street in 1892 and Columbia Road in 1896. Washington Heights was a white middle-class neighborhood until the early 1920s when immigrants from Europe and Asia began to move into the neighborhood. Many of the newcomers operated small businesses along 18th Street or worked in the embassies in the area; the African American population was limited to the servants and janitors who lived where they were employed. They started moving into their own residences in the area in the 1930s along Vernon Street.
Single family row houses were transformed into rooming houses. Racial attitudes regarding the changing demographics led to white flight for the suburbs in the 1950s and 1960s, which depressed property values. At that time Spanish speaking residents began to move into the area because of its affordable housing and because of its proximity to the Latin American embassies; as turmoil gripped the Latin American countries in the 1960s their numbers began to swell in the neighborhood. The 1970s saw people from the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Africa move into the neighborhood, which has made the neighborhood a multicultural and multinational mix of people; the architecture of the historic district is made up of late 19th century row houses that line the grid pattern streets and early 20th century apartment blocks that front the avenues. A variety of commercial structures are found along 18th Street NW. Wyoming Apartments
Washington Heights (film)
Washington Heights is a 2002 Lions Gate film directed by Alfredo De Villa and starring Manny Perez, Tomas Milian, Danny Hoch. It concerns a young comic book artist and his struggle to deal with his father's paralysis following a robbery of his shop in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. Official website Washington Heights on IMDb
Washington Heights (TV series)
Washington Heights is an American docu-reality television series on MTV. The series debuted on January 9, 2013, concluded on March 13, 2013; the series follows the lives of nine Dominican young adults who live in Washington Heights. Each one of them has their own individuality, dreams they wish to pursue but they all have to face personal issues and obstacles along the way while living in the neighborhood that has brought them together like family; the show ratings were poor. The show premiered with 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and less than 756,000 viewers, lower than the premiere of MTV's former programming The Inbetweeners. Washington Heights on IMDb
Washington Heights (Tokyo)
Washington Heights was a United States Armed Forces housing complex located in Shibuya, Tokyo during the occupation of Japan by Allied forces. Constructed in 1946, it remained in operation until 1964, by which point all land had been returned to Japanese control. Today, the site encompasses Yoyogi Park, Yoyogi National Gymnasium, the NHK Broadcasting Center, other facilities. Covering an area of 924,000 square meters, Washington Heights was home to 827 housing units for United States Army Air Force and Air Force families, it hosted support facilities, including schools, theaters and officers' clubs. Japanese citizens were not permitted to enter the area, fenced in with multiple gates. Washington Heights was predominantly a middle-class area, although much of Tokyo had been devastated by firebombing during the war. Before the surrender of Japan, the area was used as a parade ground by the Imperial Japanese Army; the U. S. military ordered the construction of the Washington Heights complex by the Japanese government, maintained control of it after the signing of the Treaty of San Francisco.
Although the treaty returned Japanese sovereignty in late April 1952, military forces would remain, including those housed at Washington Heights. This resulted in protests from Japanese university students in early May, but expected attacks on the housing complex never materialized; the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan, signed in 1960, determined that Washington Heights would remain in operation. The following year, the land was deemed necessary for construction of facilities connected with the 1964 Summer Olympics; the transfer was completed in 1964, with the Japanese government bearing the full amount of relocation expenses for U. S. military families moving to Chofu Airport. A number of the former military barracks were used as athlete housing during the Games. Other athletes were housed in a newly constructed facility that became the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center. After the Olympics, nearly all the military housing was razed, with one house, that used by the Dutch Olympic team, remaining in Yoyogi Park.
Johnny Kitagawa, created Japan's first boy band from youths he found playing in Washington Heights in 1962 Norma Field, attended school in Washington Heights as a child Lois Lowry, acclaimed American writer, author of The Giver where she received her inspiration for the book from childhood memories of sneaking out of the base and exploring the neighboring Shibuya district. Washington Heights, Dependents Housing Area by Satoko Akio. Japanese title: ワシントンハイツ ＧＨＱが東京に刻んだ戦後. ISBN 978-4-10-135986-1. Hand, O. A.. "Ex-GIs Returning To Tokyo Won't Find The Same City They Once Knew." Chicago Tribune, February 28, 1988. Washington Heights Housing Complex and personal recollections. What Became of Wash Heights?, memories and photos
Washington Heights, Chicago
Washington Heights, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the far south side of the city of Chicago, Illinois. Illinois Place Names indicates that the area of Washington Heights was known as Blue Island Ridge, Campbell's Woods, Dummy Junction, North Blue Island. Washington Heights was established as a suburb in 1869; the building of the suburb was facilitated by the Blue Island Land and Building Company led by Frederick Hampden Winston, George D. Walker and President of the Rock Island Railroad John F. Tracy. A Post Office by the name of Washington Heights was established 25 October 1869 and dissolved 6 June 1894; as noted, it is now part of Chicago. It was one of the many small towns and villages that were annexed into the City of Chicago in the late 19th century. At this time, it was predominantly a bedroom community of German and Irish families whose immigration to the Midwestern United States began circa 1880; the landscape of Washington Heights changed beginning in the late 1960s as a result of two factors.
The West Leg extension of the Dan Ryan Expressway, more known as Interstate 57, cut through the southern half of the community, dividing the area and displacing several long-time residents. It opened in October 1967. A growing number of African Americans began moving into the community. Adjacent Auburn Gresham and Roseland began experiencing white flight during the 1960s in the same way that communities to the north, such as Englewood and Greater Grand Crossing, experienced the decade prior. In the 1970s the demographics of Washington Heights changed to African-American, as it still exists today; the community continues to retain its middle-class character. Washington Heights has seen redevelopment in recent years. One of the largest single-family home developments in the city, "The Renaissance at Beverly Ridge," is under construction in the southwest corner of Washington Heights at W. 105th and S. Throop Streets on the former Chicago Bridge & Iron Company site; the northern border of Washington Heights is the railroad tracks at 89th street and its southern border is West 107th Street.
At various points its eastern border is Eggleston and Halstead and its western border is Beverly Avenue until 103rd Street. The western border shifts to Vincennes Avenue. Land use in the community consists of 795.7 acres of single family residential housing, 69 acres of multifamily residential housing, 55.6 acres of commercial development, 36.6 acres of industrial development, 84.5 acres of institutional and 9.9 acres of mixed use development. There are 676.1 acres. A abandoned railroad line that ran along the southwestern edge of the community was acquired by the Chicago Park District and converted into the "Major Taylor Trail" in 2007, it runs between the Dan Ryan Woods in Beverly and the Whistler Woods in suburban Riverdale, crossing the Calumet River and Interstate 57. According to a 2017 analysis by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, there were 27,116 people and 9,501 households in Washington Heights; the racial makeup of the area was 1.3% White, 95.8% African American, 1.9% from other races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population. In the area, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 19, 17.9% from 20 to 34, 17.8% from 35 to 49, 21.9% from 50 to 64, 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years; the median household income was $44,071 compared to a median income of $47,831 for Chicago at-large. The area had an income distribution; this is compared to a distribution of 28.8%, 22.8%, 16.1%, 10.7%, 11.3% and 10.3% for Chicago at large. Washington Heights is a stronghold of the Democratic Party. In the 2016 presidential election, Washington Heights cast 13,709 votes for Hillary Clinton and 229 votes for Donald Trump. In the 2012 presidential election, Washington Heights cast 16,129 votes for Barack Obama and 111 votes for Mitt Romney. At the local level, Washington Heights is located in Chicago's 19th, 21st, 34th wards represented by Democrats Matt O'Shea, Howard Brookins, Carrie Austin respectively; the Rock Island District, a commuter line run by Metra which provides daily inbound service to LaSalle Street Station in Chicago and outbound service to the Joliet Transportation Center in Joliet, has two regular service and one rush hour only service stations in Washington Heights.
91st Street station is located on the Beverly side of the Washington Heights-Beverly border and Brainerd station is located on 89th Street from Loomis Boulevard to Bishop Street. The rush hour only station, 95th Street -- Longwood, is at South Vincennes 95th Street. A CTA red line stop at 95th St. is available along the Dan Ryan Expressway in nearby Roseland. Howard Brookins, Alderman from Chicago's 21st ward Byron Irvin, professional basketball player who played for multiple teams, notably as a shooting guard for the Washington Bullets. Eddie T. Johnson, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, his family moved to Washington Heights from Cabrini -- Green. Stanley Moore, member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Justin Slaughter, member of the Illinois House of Representatives Official City of Chicago Washington Heights Community Map Ridge Historical Society