During the Civil War, Logan Circle was the site of Camp Barker, whose barracks had been converted into a refugee camp for newly freed slaves from Maryland and Virginia. The streetcar arrived in the 1870s and urban developments ensued, which resulted in a neighborhood that followed the original Washington city plan.
For some time the area was referred to as Iowa Circle until Congress renamed it in 1930 after John A. Logan, commander of the army of Tennessee during the Civil War. 14th Street became the main shopping and commercial area in Logan Circle during the 20th Century and remains that way today.
Quality of Life:
Logan Circle has retained its 200 year old charm, as many of the original Victorian row houses remain along the streets of Logan Circle. It is a popular arts and retail destination with the renovated Studio Theater and plenty of local shops with unique finds. This continues through its close proximity to the U Street Corridor with more retail and dining options that are just a short walk away.
Although there is not a designated Logan Circle Metro station, most residents don’t even notice because it is so close to several Metro accessible neighborhoods including DuPont Circle, Shaw-Howard University, and U Street-Cardozo. Several Metrobus and Circulator bus options throughout Logan Circle and the surrounding neighborhoods. Major thoroughfares include Rhode Island Avenue, P Street and 13th Street.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 10 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 35 miles