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NPS Adds Rowhome in Capitol Hill to National Register of Historic Places

by Tim Regan — May 5, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

219 11th Street SE (Photo via Historic Preservation Review Board/ Mark Meinke)The National Park Service has added the former headquarters of a lesbian feminist group near Barracks Row to its National Register of Historic Places. NPS made the decision on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post.

The house, located at 219 11th St. SE, held a separatist collective of lesbian feminists called the “Furies” between 1971 and 1973, according to NPS. The Furies printed a monthly magazine and other publications that helped shape lesbian feminist ideology nationally and globally.

The home was also made the first lesbian-related historic landmark in D.C. in January.

Mark Meinke, a local LGBT history advocate, told Hill Now in January that he was confident the former Furies headquarters would make it onto the National Register.

“The National Park Service in 2014 launched an LGBTQ heritage initiative and they’re hoping to recognize a lot of queer sites,” he said. “The Barracks Row area was an early gay and lesbian neighborhood, so there are a lot of sites around there that would be interesting to nominate,” Meinke added.

Photo via Historic Preservation Review Board/ Mark Meinke

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