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See What Was Beneath the Duke Street Classrooms

When it still stood, the Duke Street Annex was home to three Art League classrooms and the Space of Her Own outreach program. Our classroom space (and SOHO) has been consolidated into our renovated Madison Street facility.
When it still stood, the Duke Street Annex was home to three Art League classrooms and the Space of Her Own outreach program. Our classroom space (and SOHO) has been consolidated into our renovated Madison Street facility.

If you ever took a class at the old Duke Street Annex, you might be surprised to learn you were painting atop history all along!

To the delight of archaeologists, an 18th-century ship is the latest find underneath the site of former Art League classrooms, along with a 1755 warehouse and three privies. The ship’s hull was preserved underground and is being dismantled today for preservation.

The public can view the site from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Tuesday before the wood is removed.

Read all about it on the Washington Post.

The dig site, looking east. The hull’s position puts it about where the Duke Street Annex parking spaces were.
Students working on one of the interior murals at the Duke Street Annex.
Students working on one of the interior murals at the Duke Street Annex.

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