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18th Street Northwest is a prominent north–south street thoroughfare in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.

18th Street Northwest
Shops along 18th Street NW in the Adams Morgan neighborhood
Shops along 18th Street NW in the Adams Morgan neighborhood
Maintained byDDOT
Length2.1 mi[1] (3.4 km)
LocationNorthwest, Washington, D.C.
South end US 50 (Constitution Avenue) in Foggy Bottom
US 29 (K Street) in Downtown
Connecticut Avenue in Dupont Circle
North endColumbia Road in Adams Morgan
East17th Street
West19th Street



The "18th Street" roadway was part of the 1791 L'Enfant Plan for Washington by Pierre Charles L'Enfant.

In the present day 18th Street also travels through downtown Washington and the Dupont Circle and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. It is also one of the main streets in the Adams Morgan neighborhood; the other is Columbia Road.

It passes through the Strivers' Section Historic District in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Many bars, nightclubs, and restaurants are located on 18th Street in Adams Morgan, and on weekends it is frequently congested with cars and pedestrians, especially at last call.[2]

Notable residentsEdit

The 1912 home of Margaret Cameron, designed by Jules Henri de Sibour; today the Russian News & Information Agency offices

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Google (March 3, 2019). "18th Street NW" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Marshall, Ryan (March 1, 2006). "Welcome to D.C.'s 18th Street". American Observer. Archived from the original on September 1, 2006. Retrieved January 1, 2007.
  3. ^ Huey P. Newton Papers, Green Library, Stanford, M 864, Series 2, box 1, folder 22

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Coordinates: 38°54′43.4″N 77°2′29.9″W / 38.912056°N 77.041639°W / 38.912056; -77.041639