51 murals for DC statehood found around the city. Collect them all.
The House of Representatives voted 232-180 to pass H.R.51, the first time a bill has been approved by a chamber of Congress to grant DC statehood. It still needs to go through the Senate.
Prior to the vote, Mayor Bowser commissioned a series of 51 murals around the city to celebrate through art the themes of statehood, Black history, and social justice.
I don’t know if they are all painted yet, but let’s collect them all.
Progress 49 of 51
(Note: I have ideas at the bottom for the remaining two. Let me know if you find them!)
Artists (so far)
H Street NE
Atlas Performing Arts Center (H St NE & Linden Ct NE) x 8 murals
Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE) x 6 murals
Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress St NE) x 4 murals
Deanwood Recreation Center (1350 49th St NE) x 1 mural
ENO Wine Bar (2810 Pennsylvania Ave NW) x 1 mural
(Observatory Ln NW & Wisconsin Ave NW) x 4 murals
(809 Virginia Ave SE) x 3 murals
(2700 S Capitol St SW) x 4 murals
(201 Bryant St NW) x 1 mural
Sixteenth Street Heights
(4608 14th St NW) x 5 murals
Howard Theatre (620 T St NW) x 8 photos
(Note: Will add individual photos later)
1. WAMU posted that 1725 West Virginia Ave NE had murals, but none were found there.
2. There is a statehood mural near Potomac Ave Metro (SE), but was painted in 2019 and doesn’t have the #muralsDC51 hashtag (even retroactively).
3. Deanwood Rec Center only had one mural, meaning Ward 7 only has one in total, which is odd compared to the other seven Wards.
4. I have not seen any additional photos on social media that are not accounted for in the above 49. Maybe they were not painted yet.