- E Capitol St btwn 11th & 13th Sts SE
Lonely Planet review for Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park is the lively center of Capitol Hill’s east end. Freed black slaves raised the funds to erect the 1876 Emancipation Memorial, which portrays the snapping of slavery’s chains as Lincoln proffers the Emancipation Proclamation. The Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, DC’s first statue of a black woman, honors the educator and founder of the National Council of Negro Women. Near the park, the Car Barn (cnr 14th & E Capitol Sts), now private housing, was DC’s 19th-century trolley turnaround. South of here on 11th St SE, an 1860s builder constructed the lovely Philadelphia Row (124-54 11th St SE) for his homesick Philly-born wife.