Washington Manual Training High School in 1895 Tom Faces & Places of Yesterday Thu Mar 7th, 2013 1 Comment Below is a great drawing of the Washington Manual Training High School around 1895. Today, this building is the Asbury Dwellings apartment building. Perspective sketch – Washington Manual Training High School, Henry Ives Cobb, Architect (1895-1898) Here is the Google Street View of the same corner today. View Larger Map Amazon.com Widgets Tags 1890s, Shaw, Washington Manual Training High School Related Posts What Did Columbia Heights at 14th & Irving Look Like in the 1920s? Thu Jul 31st, 2014 What Did 21st and C Street Look Like in 1924? Thu Jul 31st, 2014 9th and G Street Looked Very Different in 1922 Wed Jul 30th, 2014 How Awesome Was It To Swim in the Reflecting Pool? Wed Jul 30th, 2014 Fascinating Photo of Washington & Lee High School in Arlington Wed Jul 30th, 2014 What Did American University Look Like in 1916? Tue Jul 29th, 2014 Shaw Main Streets 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.