51 Murals for DC Statehood

51 murals for DC statehood found around the city. Quest completed!

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.

Let’s collect them all.

Progress 51 of 51: COMPLETE!

(Updated 7/19/20: The last one was actually at Bryant Street, two helpful, intrepid explorers pointed this out this past weekend. There were two murals instead of one. I missed the other hashtag in the bottom mural.)

Artists (so far)
H Street NE

Atlas Performing Arts Center (H St NE & Linden Ct NE) x 8 murals

H Street NE

H Street NE

H ST NE

H Street NE

H Street NE

H Street NE

H ST NE

H ST NE

Capitol Hill

Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE) x 6 murals

Sherwood Rec Center

Sherwood Rec Center

Sherwood Rec Center

Sherwood Rec Center

Sherwood Rec Center

Sherwood Rec Center

Trinidad

Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress St NE) x 4 murals

Trinidad Recreation Center

Trinidad Recreation Center

2020-06-27 15.28.22

2020-06-27 15.28.08

Added! (1725 15th St. NE) (Note: This is just off West Virginia Ave. at the Washington DC Public Works guard house.) x 1 mural

Trinidad #muralsDC51

Deanwood

Deanwood Recreation Center (1350 49th St NE) x 1 mural

Deanwood

Georgetown

ENO Wine Bar (2810 Pennsylvania Ave NW) x 1 mural

Georgtown

Compass Coffee (1351 Wisconsin Ave NW) x 4 murals

Georgetown - Compass

Georgetown - Compass

Georgetown - Compass

Georgetown - Compass

Glover Park

(Observatory Ln NW & Wisconsin Ave NW) x 4 murals

Glover Park

Glover Park

Glover Park

Glover Park

Navy Yard

(809 Virginia Ave SE) x 3 murals

Navy-Yard-2

Navy-Yard-1

Navy-Yard-3

 

Barry Farm

(2700 S Capitol St SW) x 4 murals

Barry-Farm-3

Barry-Farm-2

Barry-Farm-4

Barry-Farm-1

 

Bloomingdale

(201 Bryant St NW) x 2 murals

Bloomingdale

Sixteenth Street Heights

(4608 14th St NW) x 5 murals

Sixteenth Street Heights 1

Sixteenth Street Heights 3

Sixteenth Street Heights 2

Sixteenth Street Heights 4

Sixteenth Street Heights 5

Shaw

Howard Theatre (620 T St NW) x 8 photos

(Note: Will add individual photos later)

Shaw - Howard Theatre

 

Other theories:

1. That there are five murals at the building at 2700 S Capitol St SW instead of four. Maybe a truck was blocking the missing mural, but I have not seen any photos of a fifth mural.

2. There is a statehood mural near Potomac Ave Metro (SE). Case for: It is a mural related to DC statehood. Case against: It was painted in 2019 and doesn’t have the #muralsDC51 hashtag (even retroactively). The address is not listed among the reported locations. (See photo below)

3. WAMU posted that 1725 West Virginia Ave NE had murals, but none were found there. Update: The actual address is 1725 15th St NE (off of West Virginia Ave.). FOUND!

4. Deanwood Rec Center only had one mural, meaning Ward 7 only has one in total, which is odd compared to the other seven Wards. Update: Went back and confirmed this is still only one mural.

 

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

10 thoughts on “51 Murals for DC Statehood”

    1. Thanks. I went to those too, but I wasn’t sure because they weren’t murals. But I think they might be part of this actually.

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      1. I added a photo of those 8 photos on the Howard Theatre, thanks for having me doublecheck!

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    1. Good call! Thanks. Someone pointed that out yesterday too. I missed the other hashtag. Quest complete then!

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