In Your Neighborhood: Georgetown with Ankie Barnes, Part II
Join Ankie Barnes, co-founder of Barnes Vanze Architects and an ICAA Board Member, for the second part of his tour of the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. If you missed Part I, you can watch it here.
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Architect Ankie Barnes continues touring his neighborhood of Georgetown, and leads viewers through the area's rich and complex history.
Georgetown's famous architectural heritage is not limited to the grand estates of Tudor Place and Dumbarton Oaks, though Ankie notes that visitors can enjoy fantastic strolls in the gardens. The neighborhood tour features a sobering visit to the Mount Zion and Female Union Band Society Cemetery, a burying ground established by a Black women's society for slaves, freedmen, and Black citizens, and which holds a secret vault that sheltered slave refugees in their flight on the Underground Railroad. Finally, the tour concludes at Dumbarton Bridge, which connects Georgetown to D.C. via Q Street, and which monumentalizes Black design and Native iconography in a structure that Ankie calls "a truly American bridge."