Eastland Gardens

Eastland Gardens is a small residential neighborhood, located in northeast Washington, D.C. It is bounded by Eastern Avenue NE to the north, the Watts Branch Tributary to the south, CSX Transportation tracks to the east and the Anacostia River to the west.

Map of Washington, D.C., with Eastland Gardens highlighted in red
Eastland Gardens neighborhood at the intersection of Lee St. and Lane Pl in August 2018

Eastland Gardens is in Ward Seven of Washington, D.C. Many of its 300 homes were designed by African-American architects or constructed by African-American builders including Lewis W. Giles Sr., John B. Holloway Jr., James Alonzo Plater, and Romulus C. Archer.[1][2] Development began in 1927.[3]


  1. ^ https://38thdcstudiesconference.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/african_american_architects__builders_of_eastland2_dcchp.pdf
  2. ^ The African American Architects & Builders of Eastland Gardens pdf
  3. ^ Eastland Gardens Flower Club. 2011. Images of America: Eastland Gardens. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-9202-2.

Coordinates: 38°54′20″N 76°56′36″W / 38.9055°N 76.9434°W / 38.9055; -76.9434