Lincoln Park information
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 Abraham 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 , 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 for his homesick Philly-born wife.