Deanwood is an historically Black, middle class neighborhood with a strong legacy of local leadership. It’s proud history includes the Nannie Helen Burroughs School, Strand Theater, and many homes and buildings designed by local, black architects. It’s low density gives it a suburban feel though proximity to Metro has attracted recent real estate development. Cultural Tourism DC’s A Self-Reliant People: Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail serves as Imby Community’s guide post to define the larger set of neighborhoods in and around Deanwood.
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