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Carter G Woodson Memorial Park Project

Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Project Overview

Historian Carter G. Woodson, known as the father of Black History, lived and worked at 1538 9th Street, NW. 

The Memorial Park is an existing triangular park. The project consists of adding a bronze sculpture of Dr. Woodson seated on a circular stone memorial, surrounded by paved plaza space and set within a neatly landscaped park. The sculpture will be the centerpiece of the renovated park. Included in this project will be new plantings, restored iron fencing, new pavers, and potentially benches.

The Woodson sculpture, executed by sculptor Ray Kaskey, has already been cast, and awaits completion of the park's construction before installation.

Project Details

Carter G. Woodson Memorial Park Project
Location: Between 9th Street, Q Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Owner Agency: DPR
Start Date: April 2014
End Date: Summer 2015
DGS Project Manager: Shahrokh Ghahramani
General Contractor: NVS Construction
Architect: Lee and Associates
Budget: $1,000,000
Status: Finalizing Design
Construction Agency: DGS
DGS Contact: Jackie Stanley
Phone: (202) 431-119