CHS-13104Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C. was a little noted neighborhood until it was chosen as the site for Audi Field, the new DC United Major League Soccer stadium.  As construction crews work to make developers’ plans a reality, take a walk through this fascinating part of the city before it is forever changed.  Buzzard Point was once a residential enclave bisected by the James Creek Canal and bordered on the south by the Anacostia River.  Nearby touchstones to Southwest D.C.’s history (intact blocks of “Sanitary Housing,” the William Syphax School, James C. Dent house, Fort Leslie J. McNair) can be seen along with sites developed in modern times: the James Creek Housing, James Creek Marina, the magnificent 1933 PEPCO power plant, and the last remaining examples of Washington’s waterfront industry. Walking along a little-used path hugging the Anacostia River leads to an Earth Conservation Corps education center. Participants will get a glimpse of the raptors housed there. The walk will conclude just beyond Nationals Park.

 

Led by Hayden

 

This walk is part of our Get Local! Saturday walks, a series of weekly walking tours that focus on D.C. neighborhoods and historic sites. Click here to see them all!


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