The Big Picture

During the Civil War, present-day Logan Circle was home to Camp Barker, a former barracks converted into a refugee camp for newly freed slaves. Grand row homes and mansions sprung up around the newly laid Iowa Circle from the late 1800s. Later, 14th Street established itself as a shopping area for people of all ethnicities. Glimpses of its mid-20th century automobile showrooms can still be seen today in the various new real estate & settlement attorney offices. The Logan Circle Historic District is an eight-block area surrounding the Circle itself; the neighborhood also includes the much larger Fourteenth Street Historic District. Logan Circle is the only downtown circle that is still fully residential. 

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Get Situated

Located in Ward 2, Logan Circle is bordered by S Street to the north, 10th Street to the east, M Street to the south, and 15th Street to the west.

Commute Times

McPherson Square: 10 minutes by bus
Lincoln Theatre: 10 minutes by foot
Potomac Yards: 20 minutes by car
 

Public Transportation

Buses: 52, 53, 54, 63, 64, G2, G8, DC Circulator
Bikeshare Stations: 6

metro

Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center, Shaw-Howard,  U Street-Cardozo (Green, Yellow).


A Special Place

Urbane, walkable, artsy, Logan Circle is today one of Washington's most sophisticated and varied neighborhoods. 

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It's true: Iowa Circle was renamed by Congress in 1930 to honor John A. Logan, Commander of the Army of the Tennessee during the Civil War.  Logan later represented Illinois as both a representative and a senator, residing at number 4 on the Circle.

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home sweet homes

Victorian-style rowhouses encircling neighborhood namesake Logan Circle -- with no real fixer-uppers left.  New loft-style developments on some of the other, busier streets and avenues.

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Nowhere Else


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