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1355 U St NW

Republic Gardens was part of the heyday of the jazz era, operating as a lounge and restaurant from the 1920s-1950s and hosting the great jazz performers of the day. The sign on the abandoned façade of the building attests to its more recent history as club operating through the 1990s and early 2000s, as part of the resurgence of U St in that period. Explore images from the George Washington University Special Collections to see the past of this now defunct club.

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