Series Title: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Book theme: State & Local, Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Author: John J Feeley Jr & Rosie Dempsey
Street Date: September 26, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-0529
Brookland is a neighborhood with strong connections to Howard and Catholic Universities, the Catholic Church, and Washington s black intelligentsia. Its rich past is well preserved in its architecture, historic sites, and social institutions. It is a thriving middle-class neighborhood and a place full of family stories. It is graced by beautiful institutional open spaces, woods, and large backyards. But above all, it is a place full of history. The Brooks Mansion, the Twelfth Street business corridor, the Franciscan monastery, Fort Bunker Hill, and the Ralph Bunche House each site tells another story of Brookland."