Terrell Place

Terrell Place - The Roots of Freedom and Equality (Marker #4)

The white building at the corner of 7th and F Streets is Terrell Place. Back in the 1950s, this building wasn’t an office building. It was “Hecht’s” – a popular department store here in DC. Hecht’s generally had an open policy toward black customers – except for one thing. At its lunch counter.