Camp Barker Memorial (Washington, DC)

IMG_9537.jpeg
IMG_9529.jpeg
IMG_9530.jpeg
IMG_9541.jpeg
IMG_9542.jpeg
IMG_9550.jpeg
IMG_9551.jpeg

Dublin Core

Title

Camp Barker Memorial (Washington, DC)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Civil War
Refugee camps--History--19th century
Fugitive slaves--United States
Slaves--Emancipation--United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Mid-Atlantic United States

Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

"The Camp Barker Memorial frames the site’s history as Camp Barker, a Civil War ‘contraband camp’, with three entry gateways to a public elementary school in northwest Washington D.C. Union forces used the term contraband to describe formerly enslaved persons, who were considered captured enemy property. While the site’s original buildings were built as barracks for Union soldiers, they were soon transformed into housing for those escaping slavery. Living conditions in the camp were harsh, but gave rise to the enduring community of the surrounding neighborhood." From After Architecture, 2019.

Creator

McDonald, Katie
After Architecture

Schumann, Kyle
After Architecture

Source

Photographs by Renée Ater

Date

Dedicated: May 2019

Contributor

Vinnie Bagwell (relief sculpture); Yun Associates, LLC (structural engineering); and Garrison Elementery School (DC Public Schools).

Rights

DC Public Schools, 1200 First Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Buildings and Structures

Coverage

1200 S Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009, United States

Extent

Entry portals: 126 in. (320.04 cm)
Portal widths: 78 in. (198.12 cm.) to 192 in. (502.92 cm.)

Medium

Bronze; Charred wood; Brass

Bibliographic Citation

"Camp Barker Memorial, Washington, DC, United States, 2019." Architectonic. Accessed May 3, 2021, https://www.architonic.com/en/project/after-architecture-camp-barker-memorial/20076736.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

Entry portals: 126 in. (320.04 cm)
Portal widths: 78 in. (198.12 cm.) to 192 in. (502.92 cm.)

Citation

McDonald, KatieAfter Architecture and Schumann, KyleAfter Architecture, “Camp Barker Memorial (Washington, DC),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 16, 2021, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1214.

Geolocation

Item Relations

This item has no relations.