Washington Manual Training High School in 1895

Below is a great drawing of the Washington Manual Training High School around 1895. Today, this building is the Asbury Dwellings apartment building.

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Perspective sketch - Washington Manual Training High School, Henry Ives Cobb, Architect (1895-1898)
Perspective sketch – Washington Manual Training High School, Henry Ives Cobb, Architect (1895-1898)

Here is the Google Street View of the same corner today.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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    When the school opened, it was named for recently assassinated President Mckinley and was part of the segregated White school system. In 1928, when the current McKinley Tech opened, the building was transferred to the Black school system and became Shaw Junior High School. It remained Shaw until the new school at 925 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, opened in 1979. It was later sold to Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church and converted into senior housing, which it remains today.