Adams Morgan
Adams Morgan is a culturally diverse neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C., centered at the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road. Adams Morgan is considered the center of Washington's Hispanic immigrant community, and is a major night life area with many bars and restaurants, particularly along 18th Street (the primary commercial district) and Columbia Road. Much of the neighborhood is composed of 19th- and early 20th-century row houses and apartment buildings.

Adjacent to Adams Morgan is Dupont Circle to the south, Kalorama Triangle to the southwest, Mount Pleasant to the north, and Columbia Heights to the east.

The neighborhood is bounded by Connecticut Avenue to the southwest, Rock Creek Park to the west, Harvard Street to the north, 16th Street to the east, and Florida Avenue to the south.

The area is named for two schools in the area which worked together to improve race relations in the area in the years after the courts forced an end to segregation. John Quincy Adams, a predominately white school
and Thomas Morgan, a predominately black school. The area dates to the early 20th Century, when streetcar service extended to 18th St. NW. Within 25 years of the streetcars arrival, 26 apartment buildings went up in the area. Most buildings in Adams-Morgan pre-date World War II…after the war the area took a dive and was in danger of becoming a slum…landlords spruced up buildings and the many historic designations reversed that trend, with many multi-million dollar properties now located here.

From 1927 –1935, President Eisenhower and his family lived in the Wyoming Apartments at 2022 Columbia Road

Many prominent officials and journalists still live in the Wyoming Apts (Condo’s) today.

The Wyoming was threatened with demolition when the Washington Hilton had planned an expansion, neighbors banded together and the property is destined for historic preservation

Ike used to take the nickel trolley to the OEB (now named in his honor) or walk the 12 blocks to save a nickel a day.

Other Notable Residents of Adams-Morgan:

The Altamont Apartments, which boasts one of the best views of Washington was home to President Woodrow Wilson’s personal secretary

At 1910 Kalaroma Road, newlyweds Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson lived in a one bedroom apt…here they established a close friendship with House Speaker Sam Rayburn (D-TX)

Across from the Johnson’s, Morris Pollin built an apartment complex, where his son Abe,
who owns the Washington Wizards resided in his youth

Carl Bernstein, Washington Post Reporter who covered the Watergate scandal lived in the Biltmore at 1940 Biltmore Street …the building manager says that Bernstein NEVER paid his $195 rent on time 

The Blues Bar – Madame’s Organ on 18th Street was once a bicycle shop and later the site of a toy store that would become the “Toys R Us” chain
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