The historic Anacostia neighborhood in Washington, D.C. flaunts its classic character within its businesses and architecture. This residential community consists of Italianate and cottage-style simple frame houses along with a few scattered Queen Anne homes and brick-row houses. The heart of the neighborhood sits directly across the Frederick Douglass Bridge.
Anacostia has two excellent museums, a growing art culture and a year-round ice rink, and it attracts residents with the Washington Nationals Stadium and its well-known landmark, the World's Largest Chair. The intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and Good Hope Road marks downtown Anacostia. Located five miles southeast of Washington, this area stands as one of the most famous neighborhood in the southeast area of Washington. The Anacostia Historic District took its place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.