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Details of segments of different buildings, including part of the mural on Madam's Organ Blues Bar And Soul Food Restaurant, illuminated by a variety of artificial lights at night, 2400 block of 18th Street NW, Adams Morgan, Washington DC. Located in the Northwest quadrant of the District  of Columbia, the name Adams Morgan was not used to describe this area of the city until the mid-1950s. The name of the neighborhood is a blending of the names of  two formerly segregated elementary schools in the area, the all-black Thomas P. Morgan Elementary School (now closed) and the all-white John Quincy Adams Elementary School. In the late 1960s residents organized to work with city officials to build a new elementary school and recreation center that was conceived as a community center. The  development was named the Marie H . Reed Learning Center in honor of the community activist, minister and leader, Bishop Reed.