Welcome to Shaw

Right at the heart of Washington D.C., Shaw encompasses Wards 1, 2 and 6 of the northwestern section of Washington DC. This neighborhood stood witness to the greatest motions for social equality among diverse races in the District and for the whole country. Learn more about this historical neighborhood here.

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About the neighborhood

Shaw has been witness to the revolutionary demonstrations and riots that have paved way for racial equality in the neighborhood, and in turn, the United States of America. Hence, most of this neighborhood has been declared part of the Shaw Historic District. It was formerly called "Midcity," until it has gained its current name in the 60's. 

Must Visit Spots in Town!

Howard Theatre - Hailed as the "world's largest color theater" in the 70's.

African-American Civil War Museum  - a must-see for those interested in African American history

Shaw Neighborhood Library - multi-awarded public library, also called "Watha T. Daniel Library"

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(as of 2010 , Source: Wikipedia.com)


Zip Code

 0.73 sq. mi.

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