Downtown Progress Records
The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, committee reports, memoranda, legal papers, and general office files of the organization. It also contains photographs, sketches, maps, architectural drawings, street diagrams, and slides of buildings and streetscapes located in the downtown urban renewal area.
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22 linear feet; 102 boxes
Biographical / Historical
Downtown Progress, originally known as the National Capital Downtown Committee, was a non-profit organization of businessmen formed to revitalize downtown from the Capitol to the White House. The downtown urban renewal area was bounded by 5th and 15th Streets, NW, and Pennsylvania Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
- Downtown Progress
- An inventory of Downtown Progress at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by Leroy Graham/Faye Haskins.
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