In 1930 Iowa Circle became Logan Circle, thanks to an act of Congress which honored the memory of Civil War General and Senator John A. Logan (D-IL). General Logan lived (very briefly) at #4 Logan Circle during 1885, just one year before his death. There is a statue of General Logan in the center of the circle which was commissioned in 1891 and was formally dedicated in the center of the Circle by President William McKinley on April 9, 1901. Its base was designed by noted architect Richard Morris Hunt and the sculpture itself was created by artist Franklin Simmons. It is the only wholely bronze statue and base in the entire city of Washington.
The Logan Circle Historic District is an eight-block area surrounding the circle, containing 135 late-19th-century residences designed predominantly in the Late Victorian and Richardsonian Romanesque styles of architecture. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 30, 1972.
The former home of Mary McLeod Bethune, an African American educator, author, and civil rights leader who founded the National Council of Negro Women, is located at 1318 Vermont Avenue NW, one block south of the circle. The Second Empire-style building is a designated National Historic Site and houses the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Museum and the National Archives for Black Women's History.
At the present time, there are 16 properties listed for sale in the Logan Circle area ranging in price from $244,900 for a studio condo at 1300 N Street NW - with 354 square feet of space - to a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo for $1,499,000 at 1515 15th Street, NW - with nearly 1500 square feet of space. If you are interested in looking at condos and townhomes in the Logan Circle area, just click here! If you want to explore all the homes in the Logan and Shaw communities, please just click here! The Lise Howe Group has the answers to all your real estate needs!