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Washington Heights is a historic district located in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington, DC. With 347 contributing historic properties, the area first came to prominence when electric street cars were built on 18th Street and Columbia Road in the 1890s. The community has been home to a number of cultures, most recently Latin American immigrants as well as arrivals from the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Africa in the 1970s, for a true multinational mix of residents. Architecture largely comprises late 19th century row house as well as turn of the century condo and co-op developments mixed in with commercial developments along 18th Street.
Washington Heights boundaries extend from Columbia Road and 19th Street to the west, 18th Street to the east and Florida Avenue to the south.