Photo, Print, Drawing Mount Zion Cemetery/ Female Union Band Cemetery, Bounded by 27th Street right-of-way N.W. (formerly Lyons Mill Road), Q Street N.W., & Mill Road N.W., Washington, District of Columbia, DC

[ Photos from Survey HALS DC-15  ]

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About this Item

Title
Mount Zion Cemetery/ Female Union Band Cemetery, Bounded by 27th Street right-of-way N.W. (formerly Lyons Mill Road), Q Street N.W., & Mill Road N.W., Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Contributor Names
Historic American Landscapes Survey, creator
Montgomery Street Methodist Church
Mount Zion United Methodist Church
Female Union Band Society
Oak Hill Cemetery
Rock Creek Park
Dumbarton Street Methodist Church
Afro-American Bicentennial Corporation
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Turner, Mary
Deforest, Vincent
Nichols, Wende, historian
Bowman, Carter, consultant
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 2000
Subject Headings
-  cemetery lot enclosures
-  burial chambers
-  African Americans
-  Methodist churches
-  monuments & memorials
-  tombs & sepulchral monuments
-  markers (monuments)
-  cast-iron fences
-  fenceposts
-  wrought-iron fences
-  iron fences
-  terraces
-  trees
-  cemeteries - lawn plans
-  slopes
-  cemeteries - memorial park
-  Methodist churches
-  District Of Columbia -- District Of Columbia -- Washington
Latitude / Longitude
38.911258,-77.053975
Notes
-  See also HABS DC-242 for documentation of Mount Zion United Methodist Church.
-  Significance: The Mount Zion Cemetery/ Female Union Band Cemetery is one of the oldest remaining African American cemeteries in Georgetown and greater Washington, D.C. The Joint Committee on Landmarks designated the cemetery a Category II Landmark of importance that contributes to the cultural and visual beauty of the District. It was officially listed in the Register on August 6, 1975 in the areas of Archeology-Historic and Social/Humanitarian with a 1809-1950 period of significance. The cemetery is located within the Georgetown Historic District, but its historical significance is sufficiently different to merit individual registration. The cemetery's historical importance dates to both the pre and post-Civil War eras, and includes a possible connection with the Underground Railroad. Moreover, Mount Zion Cemetery/ Female Union Band Cemetery is a physical reminder of the city's significant black culture. This aspect of the site's significance is also revealed through its strong association with local African American religious activism and the cooperative role of benevolent societies, both of which remain in place today through the Mount Zion United Methodist Church and the trustees of the Female Union Band Society.
-  Survey number: HALS DC-15
-  Building/structure dates: 1808 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1842 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1950 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: 1975 Subsequent Work
-  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 75002050
Medium
Photo(s): 15
Measured Drawing(s): 2
Data Page(s): 42
Photo Caption Page(s): 2
Call Number/Physical Location
HALS DC-15
Source Collection
Historic American Landscapes Survey (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
dc1064
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 15 | Measured Drawing(s): 2 | Data Page(s): 42 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, Montgomery Street Methodist Church, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Female Union Band Society, Oak Hill Cemetery, Rock Creek Park, Dumbarton Street Methodist Church, et al. Mount Zion Cemetery/ Female Union Band Cemetery, Bounded by 27th Street right-of-way N.W. formerly Lyons Mill Road, Q Street N.W., & Mill Road N.W., Washington, District of Columbia, DC. Washington Washington D.C, 2000. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/dc1064/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, C., Montgomery Street Methodist Church, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Female Union Band Society, Oak Hill Cemetery, Rock Creek Park [...] Bowman, C. (2000) Mount Zion Cemetery/ Female Union Band Cemetery, Bounded by 27th Street right-of-way N.W. formerly Lyons Mill Road, Q Street N.W., & Mill Road N.W., Washington, District of Columbia, DC. Washington Washington D.C, 2000. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dc1064/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, et al. Mount Zion Cemetery/ Female Union Band Cemetery, Bounded by 27th Street right-of-way N.W. formerly Lyons Mill Road, Q Street N.W., & Mill Road N.W., Washington, District of Columbia, DC. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/dc1064/>.